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!
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
Finish Nuclear Option
Complete writing assignment
Discuss nuclear energy career options
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
Here is a link to the calendar I use when I plan! It is the same link that I posted at the start of the year, I continue to update the calendar.
Students received their exam reviews today in class.
There is also a copy of it on Google classroom!
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
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
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
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
Complete Tortoise and the Hare activity
8th: Finish Tortoise and the Hare activity
Sub here today!
Acceleration introduction book assignment
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
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