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WEEK ONE 2014-15
Wednesday, August 20th
Big Idea:
Describe motion, forces and energy using a Marshmallow Catapult
Starter:
Table Tents - name tags
Activities:
1) Work in groups to build a marshmallow catapult which will successfully launch a marshmallow into motion.
2) Describe the how the following terms relate to the marshmallow catapult process:
Force, Energy Transfer, Gravity, Drag, Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, Kinetic Friction
3) Introduce Timeline of You! (Due Monday 8/28)
Check In:
1) Read the information sheet about 8th grade science
2) Complete the FYI sheet and return by Monday 8/28
3) Timeline of You! due Monday 8/28


Thursday, August 21st
Big Idea:
Timeline of our Universe and our Earth
Starter:
1) What was the Big Bang?
2) Listen to the song
Activities:
1) “Born with a Bang” - illustrating the timeline of the history of the Universe and Earth’s story
Check In:
1) Read the information sheet about 8th grade science
2) Complete the FYI sheet and return by Monday 8/28
3) Timeline of You! due Monday 8/28


Friday, August 22nd
Big Idea:
Timeline of our Universe and our Earth
Starter:
__Big Bang video__ (History Channel)
Activities:
1) Continue Thursday’s lesson - illustrating the timeline of the history of the Universe and Earth’s story
2) Work on Timeline of You!
Check In:
1) Read the information sheet about 8th grade science
2) Complete the FYI sheet and return by Monday 8/28
3) Timeline of You! due Monday 8/28