Lessons are in Reverse Chronological Order.

CSI UNIT:
Breaking the “unit” into six, 1/2 hour “lessons”:
  1. Intro., Sketch scene, Answer questions about scene, Suspect questionnaire intro., Sort through data to complete suspect chart
  2. Fingerprint analysis & Continue to add/analyze suspect questionnaires
  3. Shoeprint - Height Activity
  4. Blood Typing Website & Analysis
  5. DNA Background
  6. DNA Print Reveal, Conclusion to Unit
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 • No 1st or 2nd Period Today!
8:28-8:33
Homebase
8:36-10:36
5th Period - Activities 1, 2, 3, 4
10:39-11:31
3rd Period
11:34-12:04
Lunch
12:07-1:05
7th Period - Activities 1, 2
1:08-3:08
6th Period - Activities 1, 2, 3, 4

Wednesday, May 28 • No 6th or 7th Period Today!
8:28-8:33
Homebase
8:36-10:36
1st Period - Activities 1, 2, 3, 4
10:39-11:31
3rd Period
11:34-12:04
Lunch
12:07-1:05
5th Period - Activities 5, 6
1:08-3:08
2nd Period - Activities 1, 2, 3, 4
* By the end of Wednesday, 5th period will have turned in the conclusion.

Thursday, May 29 • No 5th Period Today!
8:28-8:33
Homebase
8:36-10:36
7th Period - Activities 3, 4, 5, 6
10:39-11:31
3rd Period
11:34-12:04
Lunch
12:07-1:05
1st Period - Activities 5, 6
1:08-2:06
6th Period - Activities 3, 4, 5, 6
2:09-3:08
2nd Period - Activities 5, 6
* By the end of Thursday, 1st, 2nd, 6th & 7th will have turned in their conclusion.

WEEK OF: May 19-23, 2014
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
Trace the evolution of a modern-day organism.
Letter for National Geographic;
Tips for starting fact sheet in Word or in Pages
  1. Wrap up evolution research.
  2. Identify the organism you select to research.
  3. Assemble remaining facts about the organism.
Fact Sheet due Thursday, 5/22;
Please name your file your name (lastname_firstname) and save it to the appropriate folder in Class Files.

Need to revise your explanation of evolution by natural selection if it is not perfect yet. This must be done by Friday, 5/23.

CSI Letter Signed by Friday, 5/23
Fossils, Adaptation & Evolution page on class wiki
TUE
Create life science project: reporting on one organism’s traits, method of reproduction, adaptations & evolution.
Tips for using Word & Pages for your fact sheet.

Watch a couple of Bill Nye segments...
  1. Work on fact sheet
  2. Save your final fact sheet to the folder in Class Files by the end of the period on Thursday (5/22).
WED
THUR
FRI
Wrap Up Life Science Unit
Evaluation of Class
Watch remaining Bill Nye Segments
No CSI Letter yet???

You must bring it on Monday!
None


WEEK OF: May 12 - 16, 2014
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
Describe and provide examples of evolution through natural selection.
None
Individually or with a partner, group of three, answer the four big idea questions about evolution through natural selection. Use the power point and video clips from the wiki in a self-paced lesson.
Frog Comic due on Thursday, 5/15

Adaptations chart due by Friday, 5/16
Fossils, Adaptations & Evolution page on wiki
TUE
Brainpop’s natural selection
  1. Wrap up any work from yesterday.
  2. Work on the frog comic (due on Thursday)
WED
Explain the evidence supporting the theory of evolution through natural selection.
What does it mean to be fit?
(lion question)
  1. Read article, “Evidence for Evolution”
  2. Work on frog comic
THUR
Share frog comics with table group
  1. Frog comic conclusion
  2. Stories from the Fossil Record (online activity).
  3. Watch some (or all?) video clips on wiki about fossil evidence and genetic evidence for evolution.
Adaptations chart due at some point during class on Friday, 5/16
FRI
Trace the evolution of a species through the fossil record.
Share the National Geographic letter
(final project)
  1. Finish Adaptations chart (if not done already)
  2. Begin Evolution chart
Decide on an organism on which to focus by Monday;
Final fact sheet is due on Thursday, 5/22 in Class Files

WEEK OF: May 5-9, 2014
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
Finalize Bill Nye project: demonstrating the differences between sexual & asexual reproduction as it relates to the success of the species.
None
Last day to work - must have clip in “Class Files” today!
Segment due today into “Class Files”
Adaptations background reading due Tuesday

You can retake the Sexual/Asexual Mastery Check any time this week!
Reproduction Website
on Wiki
TUE
Examine different adaptations that individuals have that contribute to the long-term survival of the species.
None?
Examples of behavioral and genetic adaptations in many organisms.
Adaptations Mastery Check on Friday
Fossils, Adaptations & Evolution Website on Wiki
WED
Share results of pre-test; content over adaptations
Got it?
Complete the Amniote activity (due at the end of class Thursday)

Not yet?
Complete the “Arthropod” webquest (due at the end of class on Thursday)
Not Finished with Amniote or Arthropod? Finish for Friday (Amniote, please bring them to me at the beginning of the school so we can use it all day!)

Adaptations Mastery Check on Friday
THUR

FRI
Show what you know about adaptations.
Part 2 of amniote activity
Adaptations Mastery Check

Pose question about animals to research? Introduce idea...?
None


Week of April 28-May 2 = work on Bill Nye clips (OAA week)

WEEK OF: April 21-25, 2014
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
Identify the benefits and limits to sexual and asexual reproduction when it comes to the continuation of the species that practices each.
OAA, Day 1
Sort according to the pretest:

Got It? Begin to create a comic strip, short story or children’s book

OR

Not Yet? Webquest on Sexual-Asexual Reproduction & start the chart, ID-ing the limits & benefits to each
“Understanding the Differences Between Sexual & Asexual Reproduction”
(reading with questions & Venn Diagram) due Thursday (4/24)

AND

Sexual & Asexual Mastery Check on Thursday (4/24) - if you are working on this topic with us in class

OR

Comic, Story or Book due on Thursday (4/24) at the beginning of class
Reproduction page on wiki (scroll to Sexual & Asexual resources)
TUE
OAA, Day 2
Continue to create a comic strip, short story or children’s book

OR

  1. Simulations
  2. Eyes of Nye on Genetic Diversity
WED
OAA, Day 3
Continue to create a comic strip, short story or children’s book

OR

  1. S-A Sort (Venn Diagram)
  2. Practice Quiz
THUR
OAA, Day 4
  1. Share Products
  2. Sexual-Asexual Mastery Check (if needed)
  3. Introduce the Bill Nye project
Start thinking about what segment you’d like to create for our Bill Nye episode on Sexual & Asexual Reproduction
FRI
OAA, Day 5
Work on Bill Nye segment
Segment for Bill Nye episode is due on (or before) May 5

Mastery Check Retakes will happen at any time next week.


WEEK OF: April 14-18, 2014
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check In
Resources
MON
Understand how mutations can impact a population.
Wrap up DNA Strand
Video, “Pure Nature: Mutations - The Secret to Survival”
None
Reproduction page on wiki
TUE
Explain how mutations can be helpful, neutral and harmful to individuals and to a population.
Finish video
Forkbeek Lab
Complete lab for Wednesday

Mastery Check on Reproduction Thursday
WED
None
Mutations conversation and video clips
Read article “How do humans get their traits?” for Thursday

Mastery Check on Thursday
THUR
Demonstrate your understanding of reproduction.
None
  1. Bill Nye’s episode on genes
  2. Mastery Check on Reproduction
  3. Share Sexual/Asexual Data from pretest:
  • Got it = start to think about the comic or children’s book
  • Not yet = background reading on sexual/asexual reproduction
None
FRI
NO SCHOOL!

WEEK OF: April 7-11, 2014
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
Identify characteristics that are passed genetically from parents to offspring.
How special are your traits?

(link from wiki)
Human Traits Lab
Complete the lab and graphs for tomorrow; Cut out the chromosomes for tomorrow
Wiki Page on Reproduction
TUE
Recognize the connections between genes and physical features.
DNA Song
(Mr. Parr)
Make a Face Activity
  1. Determine your offspring’s features
  2. Draw your offspring’s face (we’ll be hanging them up in the hall)
  3. Complete the conclusion activity, including the webquest.
  4. If you have not yet, please illustrate the definitions for the seven terms you had for HW last week (chromosome, organism, organ, cell, gene, DNA, nucleus)
Have the face drawn for Thursday
WED
DNA Song
(Little Mix)DNA Rap

Complete the webquest for Friday
THUR

DNA Song
(rather cheesy version)
FRI
Understand how DNA & genes are both responsible for passing on traits.
Instructions for a Human Being
  1. Analyze the faces (if not already done)
  2. Create One Gene Lab
Bring your gene back to class on Monday if it is not finished on Friday - we’re creating one big strand of DNA!

WEEK OF: March 31-April 4, 2014
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
Introduce our life science unit
None
Watch episode 2 of Cosmos, “What Molecules Can Do”
Define the following vocabulary terms for class Thursday (4/3);
chromosome
organism
organ
cell
gene
DNA
nucleus

Use the textbook and/or the quizlet (avaialable on the Reproduction page of the wiki)
Wiki
TUE
Finish the Cosmos episode
  1. Rad & highlight, “Fossils: Clues to Earth’s Past”
  2. Concept Map activity to introduce key vocabulary terms & explore possible relationships
WED
Examine the fossils found in the Burgess Shale.
Burgess Shale clip from the top discoveries in science:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyqBYO894eM
  1. Background reading on the Burgess Shale
  2. Computer activity to examine the organisms found in the Burgess Shale
THUR
Another clip from the Burgess Shale?
Complete the Burgess Shale activity
Finish the Burgess Shale activity (if not done in class) by Friday
FRI
Investigate how fossils teach us about Earth’s history
None
Video, “Mt. Everest”
None
Weeks of March 10-21 = Space Unit (subtopics on moon phases, tides & eclipses); First assignment for 4th quarter given on Thursday, March 20 to "bust" a misconception in astronomy.
WEEK OF: March 3-7, 2014
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
MAP Testing in Science
Mastery check over constructive & destructive forces is tomorrow

TUE
Show what you know about constructive & destructive forces (plus a bonus... pretest over the moon phases)
Bill Nye’s episode on Erosion
  1. Mastery Check over constructive & destructive forces
  2. Pretest over the moon phases
  3. Share scores on the menu activities
No HW
Class wiki on “Constructive & Destructive Forces”
WED
Introduce the moon’s motion (and how we see that here on Earth).
--
DVD from “The Universe” - Moon Mysteries
No HW
Class wiki on “Motion in Space” - scroll down to the section on the moon phases
THUR
Fill in any gaps you have about the moon cycle OR extend your understanding of the moon (based on the pretest).
Brainpop’s Moon Phases
Return moon phases pretest score, either you will...
  • Complete the learning on the phases of the moon
OR
  • Extend your understanding of the moon phases by completing a Myth Buster related to the moon
All moon work is due Monday, 3/10

If you need to take the mastery check on the moon phases, it will be on Monday (3/10)
FRI
Moon Phases song (on wiki)
Week of February 24-28, 2014
Continue to work on menu activities. Due dates include:
Monday (2/24) = 3 complete
Thursday (2/27) = 6 complete
Everything due Monday, 3/3!

WEEK OF: February 17-21, 2014
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
No School - President’s Day!
TUE
Earth’s surface changes by various forces that destroy and construct features.
Video: Erosion on Hawaii (?)
Menu Activities
One activity due Thursday, 2/20

Three Activities due Monday, 2/24

All Activities due Thursday, 2/27 (if you’d like the opportunity to revise)

Final Activities due on Monday, 3/3
Constructive & Destructive Forces Wiki Page
WED
Daily:
Share examples of excellent activities?
THUR
FRI

WEEK OF: February 10-14, 2014
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
How are three dimensional objects shown on a two dimensional map?
None
  1. Volcano Box Lab
  2. When finished, please work on the “Topography” reading OR project revisions
  3. “Understanding Topographic Maps” clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1AWNR-Y0pQ
“Topography” background reading is due by the end of the class period on Wed., 2/12 (that’s a ticket to taking the mastery check)

Mastery check will be Wed. or Thurs., when you are ready! If not ready by Wed., you can have some “extra practice”
Topography wiki page
TUE
Analyzing topographic maps on the U.S.
You Tube video tutorial on topography:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SymUFSwEm3c
  1. MapQuest
  2. If time... “Topography Conclusion” questions (will go over them in class Wed. OR could work on the “Topography” reading OR project revisions
WED
Discuss big ideas of topography.

If ready, take the topographic map mastery check. If not, work on some additional practice.
Mt. St. Helens eruption recap:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP2dreOI8gI
  1. Share Mt. St. Helens answers
  2. Discuss “Topography Conclusion” answers
  3. Ready to take the mastery check?
  4. If not, “Extra Practice” is available
None
THUR
Examine destructive forces that impact Earth’s surface.
None
DVD, “Destructive Forces” OR take the topography mastery check (If not done Wed.)
None
Constructive & Destructive Forces wiki page
FRI
Investigate six forces that can both construct (build up) and destroy Earth’s surface.
Introduce project

One activity is due by Thurs., 2/20

WEEK OF: February 3-7, 2014
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
Earth’s surface is shaped by the motion of tectonic plates.
Graphic organizer, “Observing Earth Project Summary”
Choice:
  • Exchange questions to quiz each other
  • Complete, “Comparing Podcasts & Keynotes”
  • Complete the concept maps (back of “Shape Spelling”)
  • Revise project based on feedback from me
Plate boundaries quiz on Wed., 2/5
(if we have a calamity day on Thursday, the quiz will be rescheduled for Friday, 2/7)

If you’re interested in revising your project, it must be done by 2/14.
Plate Tectonics Wiki Page
TUE
HS Counselors Visit

None
Episode of How the Earth was Made, Mt. St. Helens
WED
Review questions:
  1. Distinguish a divergent boundary from a hotspot.
  2. Identify the difference in features when two oceanic plates collide compared to when an oceanic and a continental plate collide.
Plate Boundaries Quiz!
Read topography background for Monday, 2/10
THUR
Magazine Sale Assembly
Effectively use a topographic map.
TBD
Topography Activities 1/2 (Volcano Box Lab or Map Quest)

FRI
Effectively use a topographic map.
TBD
Topography Activities 2/2 (Volcano Box Lab or Map Quest)


**If we have a snow day any time this week, we will shift our plans accordingly.
WEEK OF: January 27-31, 2014
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
Many of Earth’s geologic features and events are the result of plate boundaries & hotspots.
None
1. Video: “Colliding Continents”
OR
Work on keynote
2. Introduce writing test questions to review
Test Questions for Review due on Wednesday, 1/29;

Plate Boundaries Quiz is Friday, 1/31
(open note - bring your stuff!)
Plate Tectonics Wiki page
TUE

Toby out PM
TBD
  1. Finish Part 2 of the “Shape Spelling Activity” (back side)
  2. Work on writing test questions
OR
Work on keynote
WED
“Plate Tectonics King” song
  1. Check test questions (collect?)
  2. Comparing projects (podcast vs. keynote)
Plate Boundaries Quiz is Friday, 1/31
(open note - bring your stuff!)
THUR

Toby out AM
Practice Review Questions
  1. Return test questions and swap with each other (people you worked with - complete someone else’s questions from a group that you did not work with)
  2. Watch some more podcasts and/or play with some more keynotes and/or use any of the wiki resources to review
FRI
Any questions???
Plate Boundaries Quiz!

When finished, please pick up the topographic map reading (due next Wednesday)
Topography background reading due Wed., 2/5

WEEK OF: January 20-24, 2014
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
No School - MLK, Jr Day!
TUE
Plate boundaries (convergent, divergent & transform) are responsible for many of Earth’s geologic features and events.
Share tips about keynote as the project continues...
Project work days!
Keynotes tentatively due on Friday, 1/24

(must be submitted by Tuesday, 1/29)
Plate Tectonics wiki page
WED
THUR
FRI
Plate Boundaries Test on Friday, 1/31

WEEK OF: January 13-17, 2014
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON

(Toby out)
Compare and contrast two known hotspots on Earth: Hawaii and Yellowstone.
Use your notes and background knowledge to describe the features and events that characterize hotspots.
  1. Watch clip of Hawaii and complete the chart based on the information shared.
  2. Watch the clips of Yellowstone and complete the chart based on the information shared.
  3. Exit Ticket: answer the big idea question, “Compare and contrast two known hotspots on Earth: Hawaii and Yellowstone.”
Bring Google Earth Chart (purple or brown) to class on Tuesday
Plate Tectonics Wiki Page
TUE

(Toby out)
Uncover patterns that exist among the locations we researched using Google Earth.
Find your partner and get a laptop (one per group).
  1. Work on “Uncovering Patterns... “ with partner(s). Make sure to check matches!
  2. Complete Parts 2 & 3 of the “Shape Spelling Conclusion” Activities with partner(s).
  3. Pick up the project guidelines to read by the beginning of class tomorrow.
Bring completed map of Pangaea to class Wednesday
WED

(Rhonda un-available)
Plate boundaries (convergent,
divergent &
transform)
and hotspots are responsible for many of Earth’s geologic features and events.
Pangaea map check
  1. Discuss what can be learned about the past from rock, minerals and fossils.
  2. The following must be done by the end of class today (with your partner(s):
  • “Uncovering Patterns...” complete & checked.
  • Parts 2 & 3 of “Shape Spelling Conclusion” complete (we’ll check Part 3 today)
Begin to work on the template of your project
Ms. Luetje will be here tomorrow and Friday to help get our Keynote project complete. Bring all of your notes from the locations you’ve researched to class...
THUR
Introduce Ms. Luetje
  1. Share “ThingLink” activity
  2. Work on Keynote projects
Keynote projects tentatively due 1/23.
FRI


WEEK OF: January 6-10, 2014
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
Plate boundaries
(convergent,
divergent &
transform)
and hotspots are
responsible for many of Earth’s geologic features and events.
SNOW DAY!
TUE
SNOW DAY!
WED
Clip, “Scrat’s Continental Crack Up” to answer:

- What is not accurately shown in this clip?
- What is responsible for moving Earth’s tectonic plates?
  1. Planner and New seats? (settle on one by tomorrow)
  2. Work on “Shape Spelling: Part 1”
  3. Return Mastery Checks (post answers) and discuss retake (must happen by Thursday)
  4. Discuss answers to “Part 1”
  5. Start to read (and summarize notes), “On the Move”
Complete the notes over, “On the Move” for tomorrow (Thursday)

Bring scissors and glue stick to class tomorrow (if you have them)

Retake the plate boundaries mastery check in class Thursday or in study center (come to academic lab) on Thursday, Monday or Tuesday.
PlateTectonicsWiki Page
THUR
Clip, “The Scientist Behind the Theory” to answer:

  • Summarize Wegener’s theory
  • Identify what we know now (that he didn’t know then) that could prove his theory is accurate.
  1. Big Question of the Day, “How are rocks, minerals and fossils used to understand past environments?”
  2. Work on assembling a map of Pangaea
  3. Exit Ticket:
  4. Answer the big idea.
  5. Look at a list of people in the group opposite of you (A-B) and identify those who you would like to be paired with to work on an in class project.
Retake the plate boundaries mastery check in class Thursday or in study center (come to academic lab) on Thursday, Monday or Tuesday.
FRI
TEACHER WORK DAY - NO SCHOOL!

Exam Week: Over Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday (12/16-12/18), we will meet each science class twice. Once will be for 2 hours (when we will examine the facts and fiction found in the movie, "Dante's Peak"); the second will be for an hour (when we will play the geologist's quest, "Landform Detectives"). We will follow a "normal" schedule on Thursday, 12/19. In science, we will be working on holiday themed brainteasers and/or watch "The Science of Winter" from the Discovery Channel. There is no school on Friday, 12/20.
WEEK OF: December 9-13, 2013
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
12/9
All week:

Earth’s surface contains evidence of ongoing changes.
Brainpop’s Plate Tectonics:
1. Diagram motion of plates along each boundary:
- Divergent
- Convergent
- Transform
2. Identify where new rock is formed. (divergent - moving apart)
3. What does subduct mean? (sinks)
  1. Work on Shape Spelling (ideally three are finished by the end of class today)
  2. Go over the exam schedule for next week (distribute green sheets)
Shape Spelling:
Six terms due Wednesday; All nine due Friday
Plate Boundaries page on wiki
TUE
12/10
Plate Tectonics:
An Introduction (video clip)
  1. What is the name of the ancient land mass?
  2. Which ocean is getting larger? ...which one is getting smaller?
  3. What forms when plate pull apart? ...push together?
  1. Visualizing the Processes that Shape Earth’s Surface
  2. Identify what process is acting on each location you researched last week.
  3. Work on Shape Spelling (if there is time)
Shape Spelling:
Six terms due Wednesday; All nine due Friday
WED
12/11
Plate Tectonics Rap (on wiki)
  1. Snack Tectonics
  2. Confirm (and check) which process is at work in each location as well as the evidence that supports your decision
  3. Go over the rocks post assessment (retake will be Friday as part of the plate boundaries MC)
  1. Shape Spelling - All 9 due Friday
  2. Plate Boundaries Mastery Check Friday (open note)
THUR
12/12
---

(Toby Absent)
  1. Practice for the mastery check tomorrow (and check)
  2. Work on Shape Spelling
  1. Shape Spelling - All 9 due Friday
  2. Plate Boundaries Mastery Check Friday (open note)
FRI
12/13
Clip from the 100 Greatest Discoveries in Science
(from 8:15 thru ~18:52)
Plate Boundaries Mastery Check (including rock review questions/retake)
None!


WEEK OF: December 2-6, 2013
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
12/2
For the whole week:

Earth’s surface contains evidence of ongoing changes.

Earth’s surface contains evidence of ongoing changes.
Video, “Geology: Evidence for Plate Tectonics” (on wiki)
  • What happens when Earth’s plates move? (earthquakes)
  • Where do earthquakes commonly occur? (where plates meet)
  • What is an explanation for a volcano? (a hole in the ground that lava comes up through)
  1. Assign groups for “World Tour on Google Earth” Part 1.
  2. Partner with someone and begin to research evidence (Part 1) and rock types (part 2) for designated locations.
  3. Continue to research Tues. & Wed.
  4. Complete the column on “Google Earth” last.
Complete “Google Earth” chart for the beginning of class on Thursday (12/5).
Plate Boundaries Wiki Page
TUE
12/3
Video, “Plate Tectonics Explained” to review content before break (layers of Earth). Length = ~8:00)
  • Describe three ways plates interact on Earth’s crust (collide, pull apart, slide past each other).
  • Identify features and events that occur along plate boundaries (volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains)
WED
12/4
We Didn’t Start the Fire
(song on wiki)
to review:
  • Which layer of the Earth contains the plates?
  • Which layer of the Earth moves the plates?
  • Name three ways these plates interact.
THUR
12/5
Examine a map of Earth:
  • Color the volcano zones
  • Color the earthquake zones
  • Note the mountains
  • Note the plate boundaries
  • Explain how the location of world-wide volcanic eruptions and earthquakes have helped scientists understand the Earth.
  1. Check / compare information on chart with other groups to ensure accuracy.
  2. Introduce the “Shape Spelling” activity
Three shape spelling terms due tomorrow (sometime during class)
FRI
12/6
SNOW DAY!!!
SNOW DAY!!!
SNOW DAY!!!


WEEK OF: November 18-22, 2013 and November 25 & 26, 2013
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
Convection currents occur in the mantle.
Watch the clip on the lava lamp.

Explain how a lava lamp works. Use the terms density and temperature in your answer.
  1. Discuss how a lava lamp works. Play clip that explains (kids can check their answer).
  2. Simulate convection outside
  3. Follow up reading on convection in the mantle.... Leading up to analyzing the diagrams that will be on the quiz.
Exit Ticket: Describe how scientists think convection currents drive the movement of Earth’s crust. In your response, accurately refer to temperature & density, including how each concept relates to convection.

Complete handout that analyzes the diagrams that will be on the quiz for Wednesday.
Earthquakes & Earth’s Interior Wiki Page
TUE
Review for the Earth’s Interior Quiz
Brainpop’s Earth’s Structure:
  • Which part of the crust is thinner - under ocean or on the continent?
  • What layer is made of tectonic plates?
  • What layer makes the tectonic plates move?
  • What layer spins, causing the magnetic field around Earth?
(leading up to rocks)
  1. What do you remember about the three kinds of rocks? (Not graded)
  2. Complete the diagrams analysis & check your work.
  3. Introduce the “fact sheet” assignment to prepare for the quiz on Thursday.
Create a fact sheet as a study guide of the handouts we’ve used in class for Thursday.

Earth’s Interior Quiz is Thursday.
Earthquakes & Earth’s Interior Wiki Page
WED
Review for the Earth’s Interior Quiz
Review the concept of the “fact sheet.”

Earthquakes - Rock Moves Aside Song
Check review.

Work on fact sheets.
Create a fact sheet as a study guide of the handouts we’ve used in class for Thursday.

Earth’s Interior Quiz is Thursday.
Earthquakes & Earth’s Interior Wiki Page
THUR
Assess knowledge of Earth’s interior.
Share fact sheets.

It’s An Earthquake Song
Quiz over Earth’s Interior

“Play” with the rock samples. Try to determine which are sedimentary, igneous & sedimentary.
None
Earthquakes & Earth’s Interior Wiki Page
FRI
Review the three main kinds of rocks and the rock cycle.
Rock Cycle Song
Rock Review
or
Rock Enrichment
(based on assessment on Tuesday)
None
Earthquakes & Earth’s Interior Wiki Page
MON
Review the three main kinds of rocks and the rock cycle.
Types of Rocks Song
Rock Cycle Roulette

Exit Ticket, “What do rocks tell us about the Earth?”
None
Earthquakes & Earth’s Interior Wiki Page
TUES
Review the three main kinds of rocks and the rock cycle.
TBD
Just start the DVD?
How The Earth Was Made: The Rockies (?)
Have a great Thanksgiving Break!
Earthquakes & Earth’s Interior Wiki Page


WEEK OF: November 11-15, 2013
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
Seismic waves show us Earth’s interior.
Clip from the Top Discoveries in Science on the discovery of Earth’s cores.
“Describe how scientists have determined Earth’s interior structure.”
  1. Finish the slinky lab (if not done already)
  2. Complete the pink chart that compares different waves.
  3. Take the density pre-test (check together if there is time)
  4. Analyze the graph of Earth’s layers
None
Earthquakes & Earth’s Interior Wiki Page
TUE
No School - Teacher Work Day
WED
Review Density
Brainpop’s Episode on Measuring Matter to define...
  • Mass
  • Weight
  • Volume
  • Density
Density Stations:
Use the results of the density pre-test to determine what you need to do to “fill in the gaps” so you can apply the concept of density.
Wrap up any stations on density if not done in class.
Earthquakes & Earth’s Interior Wiki Page
THUR
Earth’s interior is made of distinctly different layers.
Play one of the Earth’s layers song to draw a cross section of Earth and label the four main layers.
Create a slice of Earth, based on specific measurements so that each “piece” can combine soothly to become one cross-section of Earth.
None
Earthquakes & Earth’s Interior Wiki Page
FRI
Earth’s interior is made of distinctly different layers.
Play the other layers of Earth song.
  1. Finish any slices of Earth (as needed)
  2. Analyze the cross-section of Earth.
  3. Check handout / chart that compares each of the layers (if not done already).
  4. Bill Nye’s Earth’s Crust
None
Earthquakes & Earth’s Interior Wiki Page

WEEK OF: November 4-8, 2013
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
Earthquakes spread waves in all directions from their source. Different scales are used to measure earthquakes.

What are the benefits/drawbacks for Mercalli vs. the Moment (formerly Richter) Magnitude Scale?
Clip, “Mercalli Scale - Emily Wesel” Starter: How does each scale measure the strength of an earthquake? Compare the Mercalli to the Richter
Day 1 of 2:“Earthquake Data” * Students read articles
  • Determine the Mercalli Strength of all 8
  • Record observations on the chart
State the benefits of using both the Mercalli and the Moment (formerly Richter) Magnitude Scales when determining the strength of an earthquake. This will be your exit ticket on Tuesday, 11/5
Earthquakes & Earth's InteriorWiki Page
TUE
Earthquakes spread waves in all directions from their source. Different scales are used to measure earthquakes.

What are the benefits/drawbacks for Mercalli vs. the Moment (formerly Richter) Magnitude Scale?
Clip, “Moment Magnitude Explained” Starter Question: What are the benefits and drawbacks of using this scale to measure the strength of an earthquake?
Day 2 of 2:“Earthquake Data”
  • Students finish reading articles
  • Student check their work against the key and make revisions (if needed)
  • Students share the strength of the earthquake felt in different locations
State the benefits of using both the Mercalli and the Moment (formerly Richter) Magnitude Scales when determining the strength of an earthquake. This will be your exit ticket on Tuesday, 11/5
Earthquakes & Earth's InteriorWiki Page
WED
Earthquakes provide information about Earth’s interior.
Look at the Earthquake Big Ideas and Answer the Last Question,Based on what you have learned about earthquakes, what can you imply earthquakes can teach us about earth?
  1. Read section in textbook, pp. 6-12 and complete the background information on seismic waves and how they travel through the Earth.
  2. Using the computer, visit the following site and complete the guided notes over the materials: http://aspire.cosmic-ray.org/Labs/SeismicWaves/seismic.swf
Complete “Seismic Waves Map Earth’s Interior” if not done in class; due Thurs., 11/7
Earthquakes & Earth's InteriorWiki Page
THUR
Earthquakes provide information about Earth’s interior.
Clip, “Earth’s Interior - Seismic Evidence Explanation” (We may not use this, depending on the adjusted schedule due to the PPAUS survey given Thursday morning)
  1. Information about seismic waves (p, s, surface) using the slinkies
  2. Go outside to act like waves!
  3. Share data from scientists about how waves change speed inside Earth
  4. Graph data from scientists.
Finish graph for class on Friday (11/8)
Earthquakes & Earth's InteriorWiki Page
FRI
Earthquakes provide information about Earth’s interior.
TBD: Could use the clip from Thursday if not used already... Could just start with the activities?!
  1. Analyze graphs, highlighting the different layers within Earth
  2. Density pre-test (for use on Monday)
  3. Watch Bill Nye’s episode on “Earth’s Crust”
None
Earthquakes & Earth's InteriorWiki Page

WEEK OF: October 28 - November 1
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
  1. Waves transfer energy, not matter.
  2. Vibrations produce waves that spread out in all directions.
Background Reading on the Japanese Tsunami.
Watch the documentary on the Japanese tsunami & record examples supporting the two big ideas.
Check ProgressBook by tomorrow and report any errors to your teacher.


If you have not already turned in your Science Class Reflection for 1st Quarter, please do so!
Earthquakes & Earth's InteriorWiki Page
TUE
  1. Waves transfer energy, not matter.
  2. Vibrations produce waves that spread out in all directions.
Read a summary of the documentary. Looking at the two big ideas, after the video, you will be asked to share how well this documentary addresses these two points.
  1. Finish the documentary on the Japanese tsunami & recording examples supporting the two big ideas.
  2. Rate how well the documentary addressed the two big ideas.
  3. Introduce the “I Wonder...” Bowl
  4. Start the stations on waves (if time).
Mastery Check on Thursday (10/31): Provide an example to support how you know the following statements are true:

  1. Waves transfer energy, not matter.
  2. Vibrations produce waves that spread out in all directions.
Earthquakes & Earth's InteriorWiki Page
WED
  1. Waves transfer energy, not matter.
  2. Vibrations produce waves that spread out in all directions.
Define a wave using the first segment of Bill Nye’s episode on “Waves” (stop at “Coming Next Week”)
Stations:* Tuning fork in a pan of water
...rotate through all five stations, spending 10 minutes (or so) at each.
Mastery Check on Thursday (10/31): Provide an example to support how you know the following statements are true:

  1. Waves transfer energy, not matter.
  2. Vibrations produce waves that spread out in all directions.
Earthquakes & Earth's InteriorWiki Page
THUR
  1. Waves transfer energy, not matter.
  2. Vibrations produce waves that spread out in all directions.
Bobble Head Starter
  1. Mastery Check on Waves
  2. Clean out your binder, leaving it to look like the model. Fill in the 2nd quarter “Table of Contents”
  3. What’s the big idea of earthquakes? -- Get information for each big idea question from the textbook.
Complete the textbook information if not done in class.


Use the online book (see the link from our class wiki) or check out one from your teacher.
Earthquakes & Earth's InteriorWiki Page
FRI
  1. Earthquake waves (also called seismic waves) transfer energy.
  2. Earthquakes produces waves that spread out in all directions.
Brainpop's episode on earthquakes
  1. Earthquake stations: Take the big idea questions and get support form the stations to address each, adding to what you gathered yesterday.
  2. Check your chart answers before you leave.
None
Earthquakes & Earth's InteriorWiki Page
DC Week, October 21-24 (no school on October 25)
WEEK OF: October 14-18, 2013
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
Demonstrate graphing knowledge.

Wrap up portfolio; get ready to peer edit and self-reflect.
Following Jack
  1. Graphing matching (pictures & stories... data tables if able)
  2. Ready to take the MC? Take it... Not ready? Do so by Thursday
  3. Check speed journal (by the end of the class period)
  4. Work on portfolio
By the end of class Wed., 10/16, you must have completed the self-reflection and one peer-evaluation (thus, yours has been peer-edited) on your portfolio.

By the end of class Thursday, 10/17, you must turn in your car portfolio (dropped electronically or handed to your teacher)

TUE

&

WED
Revise portfolios.

Demonstrate understanding of graphing (if not done already).

Use the classtime to review, revise portfolios!

Take graphing mastery check if not done already...
By the end of class Wed., 10/16, you must have completed the self-reflection and one peer-evaluation (thus, yours has been peer-edited) on your portfolio.

By the end of class Thursday, 10/17, you must turn in your car portfolio (dropped electronically or handed to your teacher)

THUR
Carpenter: Share portfolios

  1. Share portfolios with a small group of people.
  2. Complete the self-reflection for the quarter.
Both: Finish portfolio self-reflection if not done already...

Sparks: Preview Earth Science Unit
  1. DVD on “Amazing Planet’s Born of Fire”
FRI
Carpenter: Preview Earth Science Unit

  1. DVD on “Amazing Planet’s Born of Fire”
None

Sparks: Share portfolios

  1. Share portfolios with a small group of people.
  2. Complete the self-reflection for the quarter.

WEEK OF: October 7-11, 2013
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
Race cars!

Record data (by the end of the class period tomorrow).
None
Student Choice:
  1. Collect car data.
  2. Work on design entry.
  3. Work on final portfolio.
Due Tuesday, 10/8
  • Design Journal Draft
  • Car Data Recorded

TUE
Race cars!

Record data (by the end of the class period today).
None
Student Choice:
  1. Collect car data.
  2. Work on design entry.
  3. Work on final portfolio.
Due Monday, 10/14:
- Speed Journal

Due Tuesday, 10/15
- Car Portfolio (to be peer edited)

WED
Graph car data
Mr. Sweet here to show how to access cloud from home
  1. Presentation from Mr. Sweet
  2. Graph car data (see directions on the back of the lab)
  3. Carpenter only: Last 10 minutes to brainstorm learning rubric items
Due Monday, 10/14:
- Speed Journal

Due Tuesday, 10/15
- Car Portfolio (to be peer edited)
Graphing Motion
(Page on Wiki)
THUR
Analyzing Speed Graphs (position v. time)
TBD
Let’s Get Movin’ Lab
  • Data Collection (outside)
  • Sketch graphs on paper
Due Friday, 10/11
- Graphs from lab
Graphing Motion
(Page on Wiki)
FRI
Analyzing Speed Graphs (position v. time)
Following Jack Activity
  1. Cut out graphs and descriptions for matching activity
  2. Check work as you go...
  3. Extension (with data) if possible...
  4. Last 10 minutes: Take mastery check
  5. Work on Speed Journal (if time)
Due Monday, 10/14:
- Speed Journal

Due Tuesday, 10/15
- Car Portfolio (to be peer edited)
Graphing Motion
(Page on Wiki)

WEEK OF: September 30 - October 4, 2013
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
Differentiate between balanced and unbalanced forces
What forces are acting on you?

Answer: Why do they call it normal force?
  1. Answer forces analysis questions (check as you go)
  2. Examples of balanced & unbalanced forces; arm wrestling & videos
    1. Balanced vs. Unbalanced (note the call Applied Driving and Normal Resistance in this clip)
    2. Balanced & Unbalanced (bike example)
    3. Bill Nye's Clip on Balance
  3. Work on forces journal
Due Tuesday, 10/1
- Forces Journal
Forces wiki page
TUE
Determine how to calculate net force.
Khan Academy Explanation of Balanced & Unbalanced
(with calculations)
  1. Distribute the handout outlining calculating net force... Follow along and go on your own when you’re ready
  2. Work on car or portfolio (during this time, ask questions about calculating net force as they arise)
  3. Check Forces Journals
  4. Exit Ticket: Calculate net force in a couple of situations
On Thursday, 10/3
  • Mastery Check over Calculating Net Force

On Monday, 10/7
- Cars Due!

By Tuesday, 10/8
  • Design Journal Due
  • Car Data Due (by the end of the class period)
Forces
wiki page
WED
Continue to work on how to determine net force.
TBD
  1. Return Exit Tickets
  2. Distribute “More Practice” and allow students time to go through it independently and/or with some additional help (if needed, depending on the Exit Tickets)
  3. Distribute the car project data handouts (collect data for table by the end of the class period on 10/8)
  4. Work on cars and/or portfolios
On Thursday, 10/3
  • Mastery Check over Calculating Net Force

On Monday, 10/7
- Cars Due!

By Tuesday, 10/8
  • Design Journal Due
  • Car Data Due (by the end of the class period)
Forces
wiki page
THUR
Demonstrate your ability to calculate net force.
and
Finish car and begin car portfolio (if not done already).
Calculating Net Force Examples
(these examples describe force in pounds, which is another way to measure force)
  1. Take Mastery Check over Calculating Net Force
  2. Work on cars and/or portfolios
On Monday, 10/7

- Cars Due!

By Tuesday, 10/8
  • Design Journal Due
  • Car Data Due (by the end of the class period)
Forces
wiki page
FRI
Finish car and begin car portfolio (if not done already).
TBD
Work on cars and/or portfolios
On Monday, 10/7

- Cars Due!

By Tuesday, 10/8
  • Design Journal Due
  • Car Data Due (by the end of the class period)
Forces
wiki page


WEEK OF: September 23-27, 2013
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
Describe eight common forces.
Carpenter: Fall Equinox Discussion
Work Day:
  • All eight forces due tomorrow
  • Continue to work on car
  • Begin portfolio
On Tuesday, 9/24:
  • Mastery Check over Eight Forces

Due Thursday, 9/26
  • Free Body Diagrams (practice)

Friday, 9/27:
  • Mastery Check over diagramming forces

Due October 7:
- Cars!

Due October 8:
  • Car Data Due
  • Draft of Design Journal
Forces Page from Wiki
(collection of online resources)
TUE
Describe eight common forces.
School House Rock: GRAVITY
  1. Analysis Activity
  • Field trip to signs in hall and chart how to remember each of the eight forces
  • Answer questions on the back of forces packet
  1. Mastery Check over Diagramming Forces
  2. Practice Diagramming Forces
- Parachute Clip to show how... continue to practice diagramming the forces acting in some “real-life” situations
On Tuesday, 9/24:
  • Mastery Check over Eight Forces

Due Thursday, 9/26
  • Free Body Diagrams (practice)

Friday, 9/27:
  • Mastery Check over diagramming forces

Due October 7:
- Cars!

Due October 8:
  • Car Data Due
  • Draft of Design Journal
Forces Page from Wiki
(collection of online resources)
WED
Explore Test All Day!
On Tuesday, 9/24:
  • Mastery Check over Eight Forces

Due Thursday, 9/26
  • Free Body Diagrams (practice)

Friday, 9/27:
  • Mastery Check over diagramming forces

Due October 7:
- Cars!

Due October 8:
  • Car Data Due
  • Draft of Design Journal
Forces Page from Wiki
(collection of online resources)
THUR
Describe how unbalanced forces cause a change to motion; balanced forces cause motion to remain.
TBD
  1. Review the homework on calculating net force
  2. Tug-of-War
  • Background on balanced v. unbalanced forces
  • Match (outside?!)
  • Analysis
  • More Practice with diagramming the forces acting on objects
On Tuesday, 9/24:
  • Mastery Check over Eight Forces

Due Thursday, 9/26
  • Free Body Diagrams (practice)

Friday, 9/27:
  • Mastery Check over diagramming forces (extra practice will be given in class Thursday - make sure you try them & bring questions to class Friday!)

Due Tuesday, 10/1:
  • Draft of Forces Journal

Due October 7:
- Cars!

Due October 8:
  • Car Data Due
  • Draft of Design Journal
Forces Page from Wiki
(collection of online resources)
FRI
Demonstrate your ability to diagram forces acting on “every day” objects.
Video Clip:
Sport Science
Diagram the forces acting on the football players.
  1. Review practice from yesterday
  2. Mastery Check over diagramming forces
  3. Work on Forces Journal (can put this directly into portfolio if it has been started)
Due Tuesday, 10/1:
  • Draft of Forces Journal

Due October 7:
- Cars!

Due October 8:
  • Car Data Due
  • Draft of Design Journal
Forces Page from Wiki
(collection of online resources)

WEEK OF: September 16-20, 2013
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
Describe eight common forces:
  • air resistance
  • applied force
  • friction
  • gravity
  • inertia
  • normal force
  • spring force
  • tension force
Review of due dates
All Week:
Continue to work on activities to help you understand the eight forces.
Due Tuesday, 9/17:
  • 4 activities

Due Thursday, 9/19
  • 6 activities

Due Tuesday, 9/24
- All eight activities (due at the beginning of class)
Forces Page

Remember... from your “Class Resource” section of your binder, you have some notes we took during the video clips and some highlighting of content.
TUE
Gravity Song
WED
None
THUR
None
FRI
Share portfolio examples
Some due dates have changed... Please use the ones posted on the wiki and Progress Book instead of the ones printed on the handouts.
WEEK OF: September 9-13, 2013
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
How do you know when something is moving?
Speed Problems
(will count as a retake if need)
Turn in the answer to the big idea question once you have it... "How do you know when something is moving? Use the term reference point in your response." Resources:
Motion (song) (Intro)
What is motion? (2nd clip)
What is motion? (3rd clip)
What is motion? (Extension Clip)

Work on cars or draft of motion journal
Due Wednesday, 9/11
- Draft of Motion Journal

Due October 3:
- Cars!
Motion (song) (Intro)

What is motion? (2nd clip)

What is motion? (3rd clip)

What is motion? (Extension Clip)
TUE
Work on cars and/or Draft of Motion Journal.
Review MC from yesterday & add "Good answers" to yours.
Sort according to the answer to yesterday's prompt: "How do you know when something moves?"Revise answer OR look at video clip of the orange on the train.

Work on cars and/or Draft of Motion Journal.
Due Wednesday, 9/11
- Draft of Motion Journal: "How do you know when your car moves?" Use the term reference point in your answer.

Due October 3:
- Cars!
Motion (song) (Intro)

What is motion? (2nd clip)

What is motion? (3rd clip)

What is motion? (Extension Clip)
WED
What causes motion?
Check motion entries(Peer review), looking for two key ideas:- Motion is defined as a change in position;- Motion is judged using a stationary reference point.
Sport Science Clips to illustrate different kinds of forces, "May the Force be with You:"
Clip 1: Cheerleading v. Football
Clip 2: Softball v. Baseball
Clip 3: Golf (part A) and Golf (part B)
Clip 4: Extreme Trampolining
Image: Tension Force
Forces Activities:
  • Four due on Tues., 9/17
  • Six Due on Thurs., 9/19
  • Last Day to Submit Activities for Corrections is Friday, 9/20
  • All Eight Due at the beginning of class on Tuesday, 9/24 (or sooner)
Forces Page from Wiki
(collection of online resources)
THUR
Describe different kinds of forces.
Force Song to Define FORCE
Introduce, "Forces For Dummies"
Reading, "Because I Forced You..."(adapted from the Physics Classroom website)
Brainstorm how to explain common forces.
  • Four forces due on Tues., 9/17
  • Six forces due on Thurs., 9/19
  • Last Day to Submit Activities for Corrections is Friday, 9/20
  • All Eight forces due at the beginning of class onTuesday, 9/24 (or sooner)
>
Forces Page from Wiki
(collection of online resources)
FRI
Describe different kinds of forces.
TBD
Work on Force Activities, "Forces for Dummies"
  • Four forces due on Tues., 9/17
  • Six forces due on Thurs., 9/19
  • Last Day to Submit Activities for Corrections is Friday, 9/20
  • All Eight forces due at the beginning of class on Tuesday, 9/24 (or sooner)
Forces Page from Wiki
(collection of online resources)

WEEK OF: September 2-6, 2013
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
No School - Labor Day!




TUES
MAP Test in Science - Sparks

Speed Sort - Carpenter Intervention or Enrichment?
Carpenter: Balloon vs. Mousetrap Car Clips
Sparks: MAP Test in Science

Carpenter:
1. Speed Sort - Need More Practice (want to retake the speed mastery check?) = Do the snowmobile lab
OR
Ready for More? = Speed vs. Velocity Myth Buster
2. Brainstorm what learning looks like, sounds like, evidence, qualities of a good/not-so-good group member for “Learning Rubric”
3. Exit Ticket: List of materials
For tomorrow (Wed., 9/4):
- Bring materials to build you balloon or mousetrap cars

Due Friday, 9/6
- Draft of Energy Journal

Monday, 9/9:
- Speed Retake
Energy:Potential Energy

Kinetic Energy

Kinetic and Potential Energy

Law of Conservation of Energy

Calculating Speed:
Practice Calculating Speed, Distance & Time

Practice Calculating Speed

Formula for Speed (Song)

Velocity vs. Speed:
Vector and Scaler Quantities

Understanding the Difference Between Distance & Displacement

Understanding Speed (and how it differs from Velocity)

Khan Academy's Explanation of Calculating Average Speed (and Velocity)

Motion:
Motion Explained

Motion (song)

What is motion?
WED
Continue to work on balloon or mousetrap car.
Video of balloon car races; Watch the race of several balloon cars. Relate the car to the following five concepts:

(1) Potential energy (Max? Min?),

(2) Kinetic energy (Max? Min?),

(3) Dissipated energy (Max?),

(4) Energy transfer,

(5) Law of conservation of energy.

Not sure what those terms mean? Go back into your notes from “Coaster Creator.”

This is the pre-writing for your journal due on Friday!

Here is another video clip of building balloon cars if interested.
And one on mousetrap cars, if that's more your style.
Work on cars
and/or
Energy Journal
Due Friday, 9/6
- Draft of Energy Journal

Monday, 9/9:
- Speed Retake
Energy:Potential Energy

Kinetic Energy

Kinetic and Potential Energy

Law of Conservation of Energy

Calculating Speed:
Practice Calculating Speed, Distance & Time

Practice Calculating Speed

Formula for Speed (Song)

Velocity vs. Speed:
Vector and Scaler Quantities

Understanding the Difference Between Distance & Displacement

Understanding Speed (and how it differs from Velocity)

Khan Academy's Explanation of Calculating Average Speed (and Velocity)

Motion:
Motion Explained

Motion (song)

What is motion?
THUR
Continue to work on balloon or mousetrap car.
Speed vs. Velocity of a Race Car (understanding the basic difference)
Work on cars
and/or
Energy Journal
Due Friday, 9/6
- Draft of Energy Journal

Monday, 9/9:
- Speed Retake
Energy:
Potential Energy

Kinetic Energy

Kinetic and Potential Energy

Law of Conservation of Energy

Calculating Speed:
Practice Calculating Speed, Distance & Time

Practice Calculating Speed

Formula for Speed (Song)

Velocity vs. Speed:
Vector and Scaler Quantities

Understanding the Difference Between Distance & Displacement

Understanding Speed (and how it differs from Velocity)

Khan Academy's Explanation of Calculating Average Speed (and Velocity)

Motion:
Motion Explained

Motion (song)

What is motion?
FRI
Edit Energy Journals
Review with the water slide clip and the Newton's Cradle clip to refocus on Energy
  1. Check Energy Drafts against previous entries; Generate a list of what makes a journal GOOD and what makes a journal GREAT.
  2. Revise Journal as needed
  3. Discuss final portfolio project
  4. Work on cars
Due Friday, 9/6
- Draft of Energy Journal

Monday, 9/9:
- Speed Retake

**We will continue to build cars next week! Cars are due 10/3
Energy:
Potential Energy

Kinetic Energy

Kinetic and Potential Energy

Law of Conservation of Energy

Calculating Speed:
Practice Calculating Speed, Distance & Time

Practice Calculating Speed

Formula for Speed (Song)

Velocity vs. Speed:
Vector and Scaler Quantities

Understanding the Difference Between Distance & Displacement

Understanding Speed (and how it differs from Velocity)

Khan Academy's Explanation of Calculating Average Speed (and Velocity)

Motion:
Motion Explained

Motion (song)

What is motion?

WEEK OF: August 26-30, 2013

Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
MON
What do you know already about 8th grade science concepts?
None
  1. Take 8th grade baseline assessment (not for a grade!)
  2. Energy Extension Activity, Clips Needed:
  • Tornado Water Slide
  • Newton’s Cradle 1
  • Newton’s Cradle 2
Due Wed., 8/28:
  1. FYI Signed
  2. Parent Survey
  3. Binder Set-Up
Formula for Speed (Song)

Khan Academy's Explanation of Calculating Average Speed (and Velocity)

Practice Calculating Speed, Distance & Time

Practice Calculating Speed
TUE
How do you calculate the speed of an object?
Entrance Ticket: What is the formula for speed?
Starter: Look around the room. Name five things that are moving or could be moving.
  1. With your table group, calculate the speed of three things in this room. Record your work.
  2. Speed Story Problems
Due Wed., 8/28:
  1. FYI Signed
  2. Parent Survey
  3. Binder Set-Up

Due Friday, 8/30:
Speed Story Problems
  • MAP testing began today... Only saw periods 1, 5, 6
  • Cut out this lesson for periods 2, 7
WED
How do you calculate the speed of an object?
Quick calculation of the formula for speed.
  1. Walk in the Park lab (outside!)
  2. Sketch a graph of the position vs. time
  3. Introduce car building
Due Friday, 8/30:
Speed Story Problems

Speed Mastery Check tomorrow!
  • All got HW today (if not yesterday)
  • Periods 1, 5, 6 went through lab and graphs
  • Periods 2 (didn’t graph), 7 (graphed on Thursday) got through lab
THUR
Demonstrate your ability to calculate speed.
Speed song
  1. Review the Speed Story Problems
  2. Take the Speed Mastery Check
  3. Intro. car building project & begin to research designs
Speed Retake will happen next week
Formula for Speed (Song)

Khan Academy's Explanation of Calculating Average Speed (and Velocity)

Practice Calculating Speed, Distance & Time

Practice Calculating Speed
FRI
MAP Test in Science - Carpenter

Speed Sort - Sparks Intervention or Enrichment?

MAP Test in Science - Carpenter

Speed Sort - Sparks Intervention or Enrichment?
Speed Retake will happen next week; Bring materials to build cars to class on Wed.



WEEK OF: August 21-23, 2013
Date
Big Idea(s)
Science Starter
Activities
Check-In
Resources
WED
Intro. to Science
Snowball Activity
  1. Snowball Fight & Guessing Game
  2. Name Tags
  3. Socrative Survey
  4. Note upcoming deadlines
  • FYI
  • Binders (explained on FYI)
  • Parent Survey
By Wed., 8/28:
  • FYI Signed & Returned
  • Binders (explained on FYI) Set Up
  • Parent Survey Complete (online... if you need a paper copy, see your teacher)

THUR
Review kinetic, potential, dissipated energy & the law of conservation of energy
Video Clip (cartoon) to define kinetic & potential energy
  1. Join wiki
  2. Show quizlet for unit (and define dissipated & law)
  3. Present Coaster Creator Challenge
By Wed., 8/28:
  • FYI Signed & Returned
  • Binders (explained on FYI) Set Up
  • Parent Survey Complete (online... if you need a paper copy, see your teacher)
Potential Energy
• Kinetic Energy
• Law of Conservation of Energy
Brainpop
Username = karrerteacher and password = karrer for access.
Search for...
  • Kinetic Energy
  • Potential Energy
  • Forms of Energy
FRI
How is energy connected to motion
Discuss the science behind a run of a roller coaster.
  1. Continue to work on roller coasters
  2. Answer Analysis questions - Be able to answer #4 (to be checked, not graded)
  3. Sort students based on answer:
  4. - Continue to work on getting the connection between energy & speed.
or
- Identify the highest and lowest amounts of kinetic, potential & dissipated energy in a roller coaster.
By Wed., 8/28:
  • FYI Signed & Returned
  • Binders (explained on FYI) Set Up
  • Parent Survey Complete (online... if you need a paper copy, see your teacher)
Potential Energy
• Kinetic Energy
• Law of Conservation of Energy
Brainpop
Username = karrerteacher and password = karrer for access.
Search for...
  • Kinetic Energy
  • Potential Energy
  • Forms of Energy
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