Mrs. McClure's Physical Science

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January 7-11, 2019

on 14th January 2019


  • I am learning what energy is.
  • I am learning to compare and contrast potential energy and kinetic energy.
  • I am learning to compare and contrast the different forms of energy (chemical, electrical, nuclear, thermal, sound, mechanical, and radiant).
  • I am learning about the law of conservation of energy.
  • I am learning to explain and demonstrate how energy changes from one form to another form of energy.


Monday, January 7, 2019

  • Pre-Assessment on Unit 2 Energy
  • Reorganize Science notebooks for our new unit
  • Students were given an overview sheet of the Energy Unit
  • Students completed a self-assessment of  energy, rating their knowledge of energy between 0-4.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

  • Students were given their reading assignments and Cornell notes for Unit 2 Lesson 1.
  • Teacher instructed students on new operation of class and how to use their ebook:
    • Students will complete reading assignments and Cornell notes for homework.
      • Cornell notes are due Friday, January 11, 2019
      • Reading assignments are due Monday, January 14, 2019
    • Students are to use their ebook to complete assignments.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • Success Starter:
    • Mythbusters video: Exploding Water Heater
  • Class Activity:
    • Rubber Band Fling Lab
      • Student teams will investigate the relationship between potential energy and kinetic energy using a rubber band.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

  • Success Starter:
    • Potential and Kinetic Energy images: students categorize image to identify the type of energy.
  • Class Activity:
    • Students continue with Rubber Band Fling lab
      • Complete fling trials.
      • Complete graph (stretch of rubber band vs. distance rubber band traveled)
      • Write up their conclusion.

Friday, January 11, 2019

  • Success Starter:
    • Video – Roller Coaster Science: Energy
  • Class Activity:
    • Students create roller coaster models using foam insulation tubes.
      • Highest point must be 1 meter high.
      • Roller coaster must contain at least one loop.
      • Marble must make it through the whole coaster.


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