February 12

IPC Lesson Plans: Feb. 12-16

This week we will begin our Chemistry portion of the year. We will begin learning about the states of matter.

Monday: States of matter discussion and notebook assignment (categorizing info about the states of matter)

Tuesday: States of Matter Lab

Wednesday: Complete graph and analysis questions from lab, states of matter enrichment activity

Thursday: States of matter diagram in notebook; Plasma video clip; Why can’t we have light sabers video clip

Friday: Boyle’s law assignment in notebook, Scuba diving video clip


Next week: Matter test on Thursday!

February 2

IPC Lesson Plans, Feb. 5-9

This week we will be discussing renewable and nonrenewable energy sources.


5H:analyze energy transformations of renewable and nonrenewable resources

5I: critique the advantages and disadvantages of various energy sources and their impact on society and the environment.



Nonrenewable resource notebook entry

5th: Fossil Fuels Ch. 8 section 1 assignment

Ted Ed fossil fuel video clip

8th: Fossil fuel checklist and alaskan pipeline assignment


Renewable resource notebook entry

Renewable resource assignment using CH. 8, section 3

Wind energy assignment using website


Freshmen are taking the STAAR benchmark today


Discuss Nuclear Energy

Watch “The Nuclear Option”  A NOVA special that aired January 2017

Writing Assignment


Finish Nuclear Option

Complete writing assignment

Discuss nuclear energy career options

January 29

IPC Lesson Plans January 29 to Feb 2

This week we are finishing our marble roller coaster projects!

Monday and Tuesday: Marble Roller Coaster work days

Wednesday: Show off and test your roller coasters!  Calculate velocity, potential energy and kinetic energy.

Thursday: Fossil Fuels assignment, using Chapter 8, section 1.  Begin discussing nonrenewable and renewable energy sources.

Friday: Nonrenewable resource notebook entry, fossil fuel checklist and Alaskan pipeline assignment


October 20

Oct. 23-27 IPC

IPC Lesson Plans:


First day of 2nd 9 weeks

Forces in the NHL video clip


Intro to Forces notebook assignment


Discuss unbalanced and balanced forces; diagrams in notebook

Friction in everyday life assignment on google classroom


Complete Friction in every day life activity

Discuss and plan Friction Inquiry lab


Friction Inquiry lab


Friction Inquiry lab

October 20

Oct. 9-13 and Oct. 16-19


Acceleration formula notebook entry and practice

Complete Friday’s assignment in necessary


Speed/Velocity/Acc. Comparison notes

Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration sorting cards with a partner


Speed, velocity, and acceleration tpt kahoot (for practice, formative assessment)

Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration Task Cards Quiz (½ test grade)  — differentiation because each person gets a different set


CSI Speed and Acceleration activity  next year do this before the kahoot and task cards

(½ test grade)


Complete CSI activity from yesterday

Momentum discussion- one page of notes

Baseball sliding mythbuster clip



Momentum Lab


Momentum Lab


Self Driving cars Ted ed and veritasium video

Momentum and self-driving car assignment on google classroom


Complete self-driving car assignment

Friday: Teacher Work Day


October 20

Oct. 2-6 IPC Plans

I had plans but forgot to post them!

Here is what we did in class:

Monday: Anatomy of a Distance Time Graph notebook entry

Running Wolf assignment (page 1)


Distance time graph example with numbers, using the graph to calculate speed notebook entry

Tortoise and the Hare assignment – application grade


½ day

Complete Tortoise and the Hare activity

Speed Kahoot


Speed Quiz

8th: Finish Tortoise and the Hare activity


Sub here today!

Acceleration introduction book assignment


September 25

IPC Lesson Plans: September 25-29

This week we will calculate speed and create distance-time graphs to analyze motion.


4(A)  describe and calculate an object’s motion in terms of position, displacement, speed, and acceleration;

4(B)  measure and graph distance and speed as a function of time using moving toys;



Cheetah video clip:


Speed and Velocity intro video clip:  Sports in Science NHL  http://www.nbclearn.com/science-of-nhl-hockey

Ch. 2, section 1 book assignment, glue in notebook

Back pages of the running wolf assignment (distance and displacement)


Hot Wheels Speed Lab


Speed Triangle notes

Complete hot wheel velocity lab report


Speed practice problems


Tracing the Racecar assignment

September 18

Lesson Plans, September 18-22

This week we will practice manipulating the density formula to calculate density, mass and volume.  We will also review our measurement conversions to prepare for our summative test.


We will complete our Challenging Density problems the first part of class.  I was so proud of my IPC students, they did so well last Friday on these.

Density practice problems, for notebook


Density review discussion

Density for Chocoholics Lab


Density review and Mass,Volume, & Density Task Cards


Discuss the upcoming test (go through notebook, to make sure they are caught up)

Review Assignment: Metric Conversion, Dimensional Analysis, and Density


Test: Metric Conversion, Dimensional Analysis, and Density

HW: Comparing Densities Assignment