Thursday, December 13, 2018. Day 4

Grade 7 & 8 Thursday (No WIN)

Band/Chorus 8:25 to 10:05

1st Academic Class 10:05 to 10:40 (35 min)

2nd Academic Class 10:40 to 11:15 (35 min)


3rd Academic Class 11:45 to 12:20 (35 min)

4th Academic Class 12:20 to 12:50 (30 min)

5th Academic Class 12:50 to 1:20 (30 min)

6th Academic Class 1:20 to 1:50 (30 min)

1:50 transition to concert


Grade 7 Agenda:



Optional: Bring in a favorite drink container for hot beverages

Do Now:


Introduce Cup Experiment

Convection Cycle Diagram (1 class)

Experimental design

Read and review this website on Experimental design

In your science notebook make a title: Designing Experiments

Respond to the following:

  1. What are the eight parts of a scientific experiment discussed in the reading.

  2. What is a hypothesis? What makes a good hypothesis?

  3. what are the three different types of variables in a scientific experiment? (Explain and give an example of each type.)

  4. What is the difference between quantitative and qualitative data? (Explain and use examples to illustrate your response.)

  5. What should a conclusion do?

Quiz Review Resources:

Item 1: Identify the particles that make up different types of matter.

Item 2: Explain what thermal energy is and how it affects the motion of particles in a substance.

Item 3: Identify different states of matter, based diagrams/descriptions of the arrangement of their particles.

Item 4: Identify or state the melting point/boiling point of water in both Celsius and Fahrenheit scales.

Item 5: Define specific heat and interpret specific heat data of different substances listed in a table.

Item 6: Define thermal conductivity and interpret thermal conductivity data of different substances listed in a table.

Item 7: Identify and give examples of thermal conductors and/or insulators.

Item 8: Define thermal expansion and interpret thermal expansion data of different substances listed in a table.

Item 9: Define, identify and differentiate between different types of heat (conduction, convection, radiation).

Class Notes and Practice Worksheet


One strange Rock

Grade 8 agenda:


NEWTON AND ME PROJECT due Thursday, 12/20

  • beginning of school day

Do Now:

Collect “Can Newton Save Me?