Mrs. McClure's Physical Science

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August 21-25, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Bellringer:

  • Which property of matter is determined by measuring the pull of gravity on a sample of matter?
    • –A.  Weight           C.  volume
    • –B.  Mass              D.  acceleration

Agenda:

  • What am I learning today?
    • Today I am learning what matter is.
  • What am I going to do to learn today?
    • Pretest on “Matter”
    • Independent reading, “What is Matter?”
  • How will I show that I learned it?
    •  S/complete an Independent Reading assignment on “What is Matter.”

Homework:

  • Study 15-20 minutes each night

 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Bellringer:

  • 1. What is physical science?
  • 2. Why is it important to study the characteristics of physical science?

Agenda:

  • What am I learning today?
    • –Today I am learning what matter is.
  • What am I going to do to learn today?
    • Finish “Matter” pre-test
    • Independent Reading and notes
      • “What is Matter?”, complete the Directed Reading
  • How will I show that I learned it?
    • Review matter properties

 Homework:

  • Study 15-20 minutes each night

 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Bellringer:

  • Put the items below in categories of “matter” or “not matter”.

–Rocks  — salt  — fire

–Baby powder  — Mars  — smoke

–Milk  — Jupiter  — oxygen

–Air  — steam  — stars

–Light  — rotten apples  — gravity

–Dust  — heat  — magnetic force

–Love  — sound waves  — dissolved sugar

–Cells  — water  — electricity

–atoms   — bacteria

Agenda:

  • What am I learning today?
    • Today I am learning what matter is.
  • What am I going to do to learn today?
    • Discuss the independent reading
  • How will I show that I learned it?
    • Oral mini assessment – Q&A

Homework: 

  • Complete the cover page for Unit 1 Nature of Matter with 3-5 pictures, phrases, or words.
  • Study 15-20 minutes each night

 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Bellringer:

  • Video: Introduction to Matter?
  • Write a short summary of the video

Agenda:

  • What am I learning today?
    • Today I am learning what matter is.
  • What am I going to do to learn today?
    • Graduated cylinder graphic organizer
    • Matter notes
  • How will I show what I have learned?
    • Review matter properties

Homework:

  • Study 15-20 minutes each night

 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Bellringer:

Agenda:

Homework:

  • No homework on Fridays
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August 14-18

Monday, August 14, 2017

Today we learned the appropriate steps to solving a problem.

Bellringer: Which piece of lab equipment would you use to measure approximately 200 mL of water?

Video: StudyJams – Scientific Method

Students did independent reading on Scientific Method and wrote 2-column notes from the reading.

  1. What is the scientific method?
  2. How do scientists use the scientific method?
  3. What is data?
  4. Why do scientists design experiments?
  5. How do scientists organize data?
  6. How do scientists gather information?
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August 7 – August 11

Monday, August 7

What am I learning today?

  • I am learning to identify laboratory safety practices and precautions.

What am I going to do today to learn?

Homework:

  • Get Science Safety contracts signed
  • Study for tomorrow’s Science Safety Test
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July 31 – August 4

Monday, July 31

What am I learning today?

  • I am learning to work in collaborative groups with others to build knowledge and learn to solve common problems.
  • I am learning local school procedures and classroom procedures.

What am I going to do today to learn?

  • Welcome Back and Introductions
  • Discuss classroom procedures and expectations
  • Work in collaborative groups

 

Tuesday, August 1

What am I learning today?

  • I am learning to work in collaborative groups with others to build knowledge and learn to solve common problems.
  • I am learning local school procedures and classroom procedures.

What am I going to do today to learn?

  • Review classroom procedures
  • Activity: Nailing the Act of Balance
  • Discuss the class syllabus
  • Work on Personal Shield

Homework:

  • Complete “Personal Shield”
  • Get the class syllabus signed

 

Wednesday, August 2

What am I learning today?

  • I am learning how to arrange my Interactive Notebook (INB).

What am I going to do today to learn?

  • S/take out their class syllabus and INB
  • Discuss and arrange INB

 

Thursday, August 3

What am I learning today?

  • I am learning to identify laboratory safety practices and precautions.

What am I going to do today to learn?

  • Safety Story Time
    • Using the picture provided, students will work with an elbow partner. Put a small “x” in red over the parts of the scenario that are bad lab practices. Put a green circle around the practices that are correct.
  • YouTube video: Safe Science – Lab Safety Awareness
  • Discuss Science Safety Contract
  • Add pages to the INB

Homework:

  • Get the Science Safety Contract signed
  • Study for upcoming Science Safety Test on Tuesday, August 8

 

Friday, August 4

What am I learning today?

  • I am learning to identify laboratory safety practices and precautions.

What am I going to do today to learn?

  • Revisit lab safety rules
  • Laboratory Safety graphic organizer

Homework:

  • Get the Science Safety Contract signed
  • Study for upcoming Science Safety Test on Tuesday, August 8

 

 

 

 

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