Monday, January 27th, 2019. Day 4

Homeroom:

Grade 7 Agenda:

Class meets in Mr. Wahlstrom’s Room with Mrs. Montgomery

Homework:

All groups should be able to demonstrate they have completed:

  • at least three independent design sketches

  • Scoring

  • final selection with a written justification

  • In your science notebook project journal

  • no later than Wednesday.

Do Now.

Lesson:

Beverage Container design Project

Brainstorming Solutions!

In your science notebook:

  • Journal at least three different design ideas.

evaluate each using the rubric example provided on the handout.

  • copy rubric and score for each solution

select the final solution concept

  • Write a short paragraph justifying your reason for selecting.

Plan to build.

Keep in mind restrictions on time and materials

  1. You may use recycled materials, but you have a maximum budget of $10 if you need to purchase anything.

  2. You may not use an existing product as part of your design. All designs must start with an existing cup (such as plastic or paper disposable )for holding the liquid and be modified from that point.

  3. Your prototype must be finished and built for testing no later than: February 11th.

Next steps:

  • make a materials list

    • what will you need?

  • Make a resources list

    • what do you need for help or resources other than materials?

  • make a plan for meeting and building

    • when will you meet to construct?

  • REMEMBER to work on this early

    • things go wrong…

WIN:

Silent Study for Science test

Grade 8 Agenda:

Homework:

Do Now.

Lesson:

Science Test

  • Paper Based multiple choice and calculation section.

  • Open response in Google classroom

After you finish:

take a copy of the chapter reading on DNA

Complete the chapter questions passed out in class last Friday

Friday, January 25, 2019. Day 3

Homeroom:

Grade 8 Agenda:

Homework:

Complete “Open Response Preparation Plan” in Google Classroom

  • Due by midnight tomorrow (Saturday).

Final energy and energy transformations test - Monday, January 28th.

Do Now:

Lesson:

Homework:

Review your “Forms of energy Open Response from January 7th and your personal reflection on this open response from January 16th (both are located in Google Classroom).

Assess your performance.

Complete the “Open Response Preparation Plan” in Google Classroom assignment no later than Saturday at midnight.

SLANT: POTENTIAL ENERGY

PLEASE TURN TO YOUR JANUARY 17TH NOTES.

DEMONSTRATIONS OF ELECTRICAL POTENTIAL

  • BALLOON

  • VAN DER GRAFF

MAGNETIC POTENTIAL

  • TELEVISION AND MAGNET

As time permits:

On Tuesday, we begin out unit on Heredity. This will start with lesson’s on DNA.

Read “DNA” (pages 112 to 117 in Life’s Structure and Function)

work on the questions in the DNA Reading Assignment

  • This will be homework after the test on Monday.

Possible Future Assignment:
OPEN YOUR SCIENCE NOTEBOOK:
READ PAGES 139 TO 147 IN MOTION, FORCES, AND ENERGY.
IDENTIFY SEVEN DIFFERENT SOURCES OF ENERGY DISCUSSED IN THE CHAPTER.  
FOR EACH:
  • DESCRIBE THE SOURCE
  • LIST ITS ADVANTAGES
  • LIST ITS LIMITATIONS
THIS IS NOT HOMEWORK:

WIN:

Grade 7 Agenda:

Homework:

No Homework

Do Now:

Lesson:

Beverage Container design Project

Brainstorming Solutions!

Thursday, January 24, 2019. Day 2

Homeroom:

Grade 7 Agenda:

Homework:

None.

Do Now:

Lesson:

INTRODUCE The Project - READ HANDOUT:

MAKE A RESUME

  1. YOU NEED TO REFLECT ON YOUR SKILLS AS A STUDENT

  2. For each of the roles below, DESCRIBE YOUR SKILLS BASED ON THE REQUIREMENTS.

    • do this in writing in your science notebook under a title of “Resume”

  3. MEET WITH PROSPECTIVE TEAMMATES - DISCUSS YOUR SKILLS

    • TEAMS MUST HAVE ONE PERSON WHO WILL TAKE LEAD RESPONSIBILITY FOR EACH OF THE THREE ROLES.

    • ALL STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HELPING THE WORK ON ALl PHASES OF THE PROJECT.

    • THE LEAD FOR EACH SKILL WILL ORGANIZE, DELEGATE, AND TAKE FINAL RESPONSIBILITY.

  4. TEAM SIZE

    • TEAMS OF THREE ARE PREFERRED.

    • TEAMS OF TWO ARE ACCEPTABLE.

    • Teams of one are ambitious

    • NO TEAM WILL HAVE MORE THAN THREE.

  5. REGISTER YOUR TEAM

    • RECORD EACH PERSON IN THEIR ASSIGNED ROLE.

  6. After team formation, you need to set up a project journal:

    • create a section in your science notebook with at least 10 blank pages.

    • Give it a title (Beverage Container Design Project

    • Each day, write the date and summarize all work that you complete.

    • Today - begin brainstorming ideas for making the ultimate beverage container!

ROLES:

  1. ILLUSTRATOR/GRAPHIC ARTIST

    • SKILLS REQUIRED

      • DRAWING AND ILLUSTRATING

      • PRESENTATION SLIDE DESIGN

      • SELECTING IMAGES, LAYOUTS, COLOR COORDINATION, ETC.

  2. Cost ACCOUNTANT

    • SKILLS REQUIRED

      • Researching costs of materials

      • ORGANIZATION OF CALCULATIONS

      • MATH SKILLS INCLUDING CHECKING ACCURACY

      • PRESENTATION OF MATH INCLUDING SHOWING WORK

  3. COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

    • SKILLS REQUIRED

      • USING LANGUAGE TO EXPLAIN THE TEAM’S IDEAS

      • WRITING

      • SPEAKING AND PRESENTATION SKILLS

WE WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW!

WIN:

Grade 8 Agenda:

Homework:

Final energy and energy transformations test -

  • Monday, January 28th.

Do Now:

Panorama Survey

  • Silent class

  • Think and respond carefully

  • No talking until the last person finishes

  • login using your student number

    • locate this before beginning

  • Link to the survey

Lesson:

Check and go over: CALCULATING GPE AND KE PRACTICE QUIZ

Review remainder of the Energy and Energy transformations Study guide

Open your science Notebook:

Read pages 139 to 147 in Motion, Forces, and Energy.

identify seven different sources of energy discussed in the chapter.

For each:

  • Describe the source

  • list its advantages

  • list its limitations

This is not homework:

For Tomorrow SLANT: Potential Energy

Please turn to your January 17th notes.

Demonstrations of Electrical Potential

  • balloon

  • van der graff

Magnetic Potential

  • television and magnet

Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Day 1

Homeroom:

Grade 8 Agenda:

Homework:

  1. Final energy and energy transformations test - Monday, January 28th.

    1. Study Guide

  2. Calculating GPE and KE Practice Quiz due tomorrow

Do Now:

Please take out your notes from the video “Search for the Super Battery”

Take a copy of the “Energy and Energy transformations Test” study guide

work on the “Do Now” problem passed out inclass.

Ball Toss Digram.png

 student tosses a ball as shown on the diagram.

1.       What energy transformation occurs between the boy and the ball at position 1?

2.       How much PE is gained by the ball as it rises to position 4? Describe this in terms of the energy the boy adds to the ball at position 1.

3.       What is happening to kinetic energy and potential energy at position 5.

4.       Compare the total energy at position 7 to the total energy at position 1. Explain how you can make this comparison with confidence.

Lesson:

Search for the Super Battery Comprehension quiz

Review of Do Now

Review of study guide

Practice Packet?

WIN:

Conference and Study Time

Grade 7 Agenda:

Homework:

Finish Design Process Diagram as needed

Do Now:

  1. Copy the diagram below into your science notebook.

  2. Color it in a similar manner

  • you do not need to use identical colors.

Engineering Design Process.png

Lesson:

Define the problem: My hot chocolate gets cold too quickly!

Criteria - review of definition

Review of criteria developed in class yesterday

consolidating into a finalized list

Constraints

What constraints are you likely to face in solving this problem?

Brainstorming of possible constraints

Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Day 6

Homeroom:

Grade 7 Agenda:

Homework:

No HW.

Do Now:

Please take out your criteria lists.

Regroup with your last four

Lesson:

Sad Saga Make-ups.

Listing of criteria - on board

reconciliation of lists type up

formulation of constraints (x2 format)

WIN:

Grade 8 Agenda:

Homework:

Search for the Super Battery Video Response Worksheet

  • All questions due Wednesday.

  • Have a formal HW - ready to pass in please.

Do Now:

Please get out your homework from Friday for a desk check.

We will finish the video in class today - and you will finish the questions to be passed in tomorrow.

Lesson:

Students who were absent Friday may make up the missed work by watching the video here:

Finish Super Battery

Finish video reflection questions

Final Test Study guide

Friday, January 18, 2019. Day 5

Homeroom:

Grade 8 Agenda:

Homework:

Search for the Super Battery

  1. Complete Questions 1 through 5 in your science notebook.

Do Now:

Energy transformations Lab Quiz

  • Open Notes

Lesson:

SEARCH for the Super Battery

  • Video, Discussion, and Wrap Up

WIN:

Grade 7 Agenda:

Homework:

Do Now:

Take out your homework - The GARBAGE Barge

Prepare to use it to answer a set of quiz questions.

Lesson:

Please take out your notes from lab yesterday.

  • Complete the garbage barge RC quiz

Lab Wrap Up

What are the most important qualities of a cup for warm beverages?

  • Work with your assigned partner

    • Compare notes on each cup

  • make a list of the 10 most important attributes of a cup for keeping a beverage warm

    • organize them in order of importance - (1 to 10)

  • Partner Squares

    • COMPARE lists

  • discuss differences

    • make a new list based on your agreement of the most important characteristics

  • Present.

Thursday, January 17, 2019. Day 4

Homeroom:

Grade 7 Agenda:

Homework:

The sad saga of Unwanted garbage due Friday

  • handout given in class

Do Now:

Watch the Garbage Barge Newscast - summarize what is going on in your science notebook.

Lesson:

Beverage Container Evaluation

We have determined which containers retain thermal energy the best. Now let’s evaluate other qualities of them.

Make a table in your science notebook:

container, pros, cons

Rotate through eight stations.

  • For each cup, discuss:

    • what are the positive qualities (PROS)of this container

    • what are the limitations or disadvantages (CONS) of this container

time to read article in class

WIN:

Grade 8 Agenda:

Homework:

Kinds of Potential Energy

Do Now:

Lesson:

Pass back/go over energy transformations RC

SLANT:

Potential energy - the other meaning

Different kinds of potential handout

Stations:

describe the device

what is its purpose/where is it used

what is its source of energy?

what transformations of energy occur in the device

Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Day 3

Homeroom:

Grade 8 Agenda:

Homework:

Personal reflection on your O.R. due in google classroom tomorrow.

Do Now:

Please get out last night’s homework: FORMS OF ENERGY AND ENERGY TRANSFORMATIONS WORKSHEET

8 Einstein: please get out Conservation of Energy lab wrap up

Lesson:

Collect Conservation of Energy lab wrap up - 8 Einstein

Please reseath yourself with your partners from yesterday int he main classroom.

Review THE FORMS OF ENERGY AND ENERGY TRANSFORMATIONS WORKSHEET

Pass back and go over energy transformations RC quiz

Complete review of Open Response Exemplars.

discuss student feedback versus teacher markup

Review of Own Open Response

Personal reflection on your O.R. due in google classroom tomorrow.

WIN:

CONFERENCE Time

Grade 7 Agenda:

Homework:

Finish your lab report for the Coffee Cup Lab AND turn it in no later than midnight tomorrow.

  • We will not be using any class time for this tomorrow.

Do Now:

Lesson:

LAb report Peer Edit

Choose a partner.

Write your name on the peer editing form (top left)

Top right write: Editing For: (student name)

Share your document with them

comment permission only!!!

Use the peer editing form to check the lab report

check off each item as you go

add comments to the document for any concerns or errors you find

Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Day 2

Homeroom:

Grade 7 Agenda:

HOMEWORK:

DRAFT LAB REPORT DUE WEDNESDAY

FINAL LAB REPORT DUE THURSDAY

DO NOW:

LESSON:

COMPLETE THE COFFEE CUP COMPARISON LAB REPORT

VIDEO RESOURCES:

THE FINISHED LAB REPORT (DRAFT) IS DUE WEDNESDAY AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS.

  • WE WILL HAVE A DRAFT PEER EDITING ACTIVITY

Exemplar Lab report with Writing Starters

Finished?

If you finish and have time, Set up a section of your science notebook called:

  • “Hot Beverage Container Design Challenge”

Make a list of:

  • desirable features in a container used for holding a hot beverage.

  • Limitations in your ability to design and build a a container used for holding a hot beverage

WIN:

Grade 8 Agenda:

Homework:

Complete the Forms of Energy and Energy transformations Worksheet

Do Now:

Please take out your lab wrap up from yesterday.

Lesson:

Collect Lab Wrap-ups

Open response Scoring Round-table

  • Dance card Groups

  • Each group to receive a packet

  • underline incorrect information (errors) in red

  • Highlight parts of the question that were not answered in yellow.

  • circle confusing or partially incorrect information in orange.

  • Score (1, 2, 3, 4) and write on the line provided.

  • class share of results

Monday, January 14, 2019. Day 1

Homeroom:

Grade 8 Agenda:

Homework:

Bouncin’ Balls Lab Wrap Up due tomorrow

Do Now:

Get out your Bouncin’ Balls handout

Lesson:

Make-up work: Energy Transformations RC Quiz

  • See Board for List

BOUNCIN’ BALLS - CONSERVATION OF ENERGY LAB

  • Lab Handout

  • Lab behavior and demeanor

  • Follow Lab Instructions carefully

  • Gather Lab Data

  • put away all equipment and return balls

  • draft calculations

  • complete lab in your science notebook as described.

WIN:

Second Step

Grade 7 Agenda:

Homework:

Draft Lab report due Wednesday

Final Lab report due Thursday

Do Now:

Lesson:

Complete the Coffee Cup Comparison Lab Report

Video Resources:

The finished Lab report (draft) is due Wednesday at the BEGINNING of class.

We will have a draft peer editing activity

You will not be given time to work on the report in class tomorrow.