Mrs. McClure's Physical Science

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October 22-26, 2018

Objective: I am learning about the changes (physical/chemical) which take place in matter.

Monday, October 22, 2018

  • Success Starter
    • Think-Pair-Share Activity –  With an elbow partner, one student read the learning question and the other student respond with their understanding of the learning question.
  • Opening
    • Demonstration of Physical Changes– T/have a student to come to the front of the classroom and tear a piece of paper into pieces. T/have another student try put the paper back together on the table. What did the demonstration represent?
  • Class Activity
    • S/read a quick read on Physical Changes independently.Next students will participate in a “Peer Chat.” Students will pair with another student to discuss the Independent Read on Physical Changes. During the Peer Chat discussion, the students discuss the physical changes of matter. The students are carrying on the discussion with minimal interference from the teacher.
    • INB activity to record important notes on physical changes using a fill-in the blank.

Tuesday-Wednesday, October 23-24, 2018

  • 8th grade Field Trip to the Civil Rights Museum

Thursday, October 25, 2018

  • Success Starter
    • Think-Pair-Share Activity –  With an elbow partner one student read the learning question and the other student respond with their understanding of the learning question.
  • Opening
    • Demonstration of  Chemical Changes–Elephant Toothpaste (Street Science video)
  • Class Activity
    • S/read a quick read on Chemical Changes independently.Next students will participate in a “Peer Chat.” Students will pair with another student to discuss the Independent Read on Chemical Changes. During the Peer Chat discussion, the students discuss the chemical changes of matter. The students are carrying on the discussion with minimal interference from the teacher.
    • INB activity to record important notes on chemical changes using a fill-in the blank.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Objective: I am learning how evidence of chemical reactions indicate that new substances with different properties form.

  • Success Starter
    • Think-Pair-Share Activity –  With an elbow partner one student read the learning question and the other student respond with their understanding of the learning question.
  • Opening
    • To check for understanding T/ randomly select students to review the pictures by giving a claim, providing evidence and reasoning for their answers.
  • Class Activity
    • Gallery Walk – T/place images the hallway. S/individually, assess the pictures by identifying them as a physical or chemical property and physical and chemical change.

 

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October 15-19, 2018 Conference Week

Objective: Discover the difference between physical and chemical properties of matter.

Monday, October 15, 2018

  • Success Starter
    • Bellringer questions
  • Opening
    • Phenomena – Alka Seltzer in a Water Bottle
  • Class Assignment
    • Notes on physical and chemical properties of matter using interactive ppt

Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • Success Starter
    • Bellringer questions
  • Class Assignment
    • Continue notes on physical and chemical properties of matter using interactive ppt
    • Demo: Density Column

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • Success Starter
    • Bellringer questions
  • Opening
    • Phenomena: Get Off My Property
  • Class Assignment
    • Physical and Chemical Property of Matter Card Sort activity

Thursday, October 18, 2018

  • Success Starter
    • Bellringer questions
  • Opening
    • Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter Quad Clusters
      • Students individually identify out of 4 properties which does not belong and why.
  • Class Assignment
    • Gummy Bear Lab Day 1
      • Shows the physical properties of the Gummy Bear.

Friday, October 19, 2018

  • Success Starter
    • Bellringer questions
  • Class Assignment
    • Gummy Bear Lab Day 2

What’s My Property: Crash Course Kids

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October 8-12, 2018

Objectives: 1. Differentiate between elements, compounds, and mixtures. 2. Differentiate between heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures.

Monday, October 8, 2018

  • Success Starter
    • Think-Pair-Share: With a partner, read the objective and discuss with your elbow partner your understanding of it.
  • Opening
    • Phenomena: Mystery Bead Bottle – Discuss why the beads (yellow and red) are suspended in the middle of the liquid.
  • Class Assignment
    • Quick Read on how mixtures are classified.
    • Peer Talk to discuss the reading.
    • Notes on mixtures using an interactive ppt.
    • Short video on heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

  • Success Starter
    • Bellringer questions
  • Class Assignment
    • Review notes on types of mixtures
    • Tiered Activity: Elements, Compounds, Mixtures
      • Students will work in groups to sort the cards into categories: Elements, Compound, Mixtures

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (End of 1st 9-weeks)

  • Success Starter
    • Bellringer questions
  • Opening
    • Whiteboard activity
      • Students will be shown a series of pictures to classify as Element, Compound, or Mixture.
      • Students will work with a partner and write E, C, M on the whiteboard.
  • Class Assignment
    • Discuss and record important information on types of mixtures – solutions, suspensions, and colloids.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 Early Release

  • 8th grade testing – PSAT

Friday, October 12, 2018

  • Opening
    • Go over rules for the Stations Lab activity
  • Class Assignment
    • Students will rotate through stations 1-10.
    • Students will identify each substance as an element, compound or mixture.
      • If the substance is a mixture, indicate the type of mixture (heterogeneous or homogeneous).
      • Students give a reason for their classification by explaining using vocabulary and characteristics of how mixtures are classified.
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October 1-5, 2018

Objective: Differentiate between elements, molecules, compounds and mixtures.

Monday, October 1, 2018

  • Think-Pair-Share: With an elbow partner one student read the learning question and the other student respond with their understanding of the learning question.
  • Class Activity:
    1. Give each pair of students a bag containing either the mixture or the compound.
    2. Ask them to separate the substance on the table
  • Quick Read: S/read a Quick Read on how matter is classified.
  • Peer Talk – With a partner, s/discuss the Quick Read on how matter is classified
  • Students watch a short video clip on how matter is classified (elements, compounds and mixtures).
  • Students take notes using an interactive PPT on how matter is classified.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

  • StudyJams video: Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures
  • Continue with notes from interactive ppt on how matter is classified.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

  • Computer Lab
    • Students work on online assignments .

Thursday, October 4, 2018

  • Review difference between elements, compounds, and mixtures
  • Lego Activity:
    • Using Legos, students create and/or build elements, compounds, and mixtures.
    • On a foldable, students will draw pictures of their element, compound and mixture.

Friday, October 5, 2018

  • StudyJams video: Mixtures
  • Separating Mixtures Virtual Lab
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Conference Week, October 15-19, 2018

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Sept. 17-21, 2018

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

Objective: Students will be able to identify metals, nonmetals, and metalloids on the periodic table. Students will be able to compare metals, nonmetals, and metalloids using physical properties.  Students will be able to describe how elements are organized and grouped on the periodic table.

  • StudyJams video: The Periodic Table
  • Review notes on metals, nonmetals, and metalloids
  • Students record important information about families on the Periodic Table using the note-taking guide.
  • Students will label the families on the Periodic Table
  • HW: study for upcoming summative exam; work on the online assignment

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

Objective: Students will be able to describe how elements are organized and grouped on the periodic table.

  • Computer Lab: work on online assignments
  • HW:  study for upcoming summative exam

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018

Objective: Students will prepare for an assessment on atoms, to recognize and organize the elements on the Periodic Table.

  • ClassLab activity: Monster Quiz
  • Students will continue recording information about the families on the Periodic Table.
  • Begin class review for upcoming exam
  • HW: study for upcoming exam

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

Objective: Students will prepare for an assesssment on atoms, to recognize and organize the elements on the Periodic Table.

  • Kahoot! review game
  • Continue with review in preparation for exam
  • HW: prepare for tomorrow’s exam

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

Objective: Students will demonstrate their knowledge on atoms and the elements on the Periodic Table.

  • Intro to Matter, Atoms, and Periodic Table Exam
  • Notebook Check II

 

Have a great Fall Break!!!!

 

 

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Announcement

Summative Exam coming Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

Test will cover atoms, electron configuration, and everything about the periodic table of element.

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Sept. 10-14, 2018

Monday, Sept. 10, 2018

Objective: Students will be able to describe the structure of an atom.

  • Atomic Structure Lab
    • Students will create a paper-plate model of an atoms which is assigned to them by the teacher.
    • Students will complete make a Claim (C) about the structure of the atom, then provide Evidence (E) about the atom gathered from the lab.  They will then provide an explanation (Reasoning – R) that connects the evidence to the claim.

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018

Objective: Students will be able to recognize and organize the elements on the Periodic Table.

  • YouTube video: “Alkali Metal Explosion – Mythbusters for the Impatient”
  • Quick Read, pages 194-195
    • Class will read about the history of the periodic table and discuss the arrangement of elements on the table.
  • Students use interactive ppt to discuss and to record information on the Periodic Table.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018

Objective: Students will be able to recognize and organize the elements on the Periodic Table.

  • YouTube video: The Truly Periodic Table
  • Carousel Review
    • Students will rotate through stations answering questions about atomic structure.

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018

Objective: Students will be able to recognize that valence electrons determine the chemical properties of an element.

  • Students use interactive ppt to discuss and to record information about groups, periods, and  trends, such as reactivity, on the periodic table.

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

Objective: Students will be able to categorize elements into the major groups: metals, nonmetals, and metalloids.

  • Students will color-code and label the periodic table to recognize and organize metals, nonmetals, and metalloids.
  • Students will use the interactive ppt to record information about the properties and uses of metals, nonmetals, and metalloids.

 

Announcement:

  • Summative Exam, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018
  • Topics covered on exam: atomic structure, electron configuration, periodic table
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Sept. 3-7, 2018

Monday, Sept. 3, 2018

  • No School/Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

Objective:
Students will be able to describe how electrons are configured in shells or orbitals around the nucleus of an atom. They will learn how electrons fill shells, the energy associated with each shell and the importance of the outermost shell of electrons.

  • Interactive Word Wall/Thumbs Up-Thumbs Down
    • Students read definitions of vocabulary words and match it to the correct word on the board.
  • Atomic Structure review
    • StudyJams video
  • Interactive powerpoint notes on “Electron Configuration”
    • Students use fill-in-the-blanks notes pages to record important information.
  • Electron Configuration foldable

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018

Objective:
Students will be able to describe how electrons are configured in shells or orbitals around the nucleus of an atom.They will learn how electrons fill shells, the energy associated with each shell and the importance of the outermost shell of electrons.

  • Atomic Structure review
    • Atoms Task Card questions
  • Atomic Structure Quiz (open-note quiz)
  • Continue with “Electron Configuration” notes and foldable
  • Begin discuss of “Atomic Number and Atomic Mass”

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

Objective:
Students will be able to differentiate between atomic mass and number and determine the atomic mass and number of an atom. Students will learn how to calculate the atomic mass and number when given information about subatomic particles.

  • Review “Electron Configuration”
  • Continue with notes on “Atomic Number and Atomic Mass”
    • Complete foldable activity
  • Atomic Math Challenge
    • Atomic Building Game
      • Students use the Atomic Math Challenge to build atoms of various elements using the “Atomic Building Game”.
  • Lesson Wrap-Up
  • Homework: Atoms homework sheet

Friday, Sept. 7, 2018

Objective:
Students will be able to create a model of an atom based on the Bohr model of the atom.

  • Review “Atomic Number and Atomic Mass”
    • Video review of concepts
  • Atomic Models
    • Students will create Bohr models of atoms of their choosing.

Reminder: There are 2 ebook assignments due by midnight Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.

 

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Aug. 27-31, 2018

Monday, Aug. 27, 2018

  • Continue notes on volume and density
  • Virtual Lab: Determining Density

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018

  • Learning the history of atomic structure and how the models were modified by scientists
    • Brainpop video: Atomic Models
    • Quick Read: History of Atomic Structure
    • Peer Talk: History of Atomic Structure
    • Notes: Interactive ppt on the History of Atomic Structure
      • Atomic Models foldable

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 (Early Release)

  • Students are learning to identify the subatomic particles of an atom, their charge and location within an atom.
    • Quick Read: Students will read each passage silently and then discuss the reading with their elbow partner
      • Atoms
      • Up and Atom!
    • Notes: Atomic Structure
      • Fill-in-the-blank notes
      • Atomic Structure foldable

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 (Open House @ 6 p.m.)

  • Students are learning how to describe electron configuration in shells and how electron orbit around the nucleus of an atom.
    • Studyjams video: Atoms – Protons, Electrons, and Neutrons 
    • Quick read:
      • Electron Configuration
      • Take a Number
        • Peer talk with elbow partners about the reading
    • Students discuss and record information on electron configuration on a graphic organizer.
    • Given an illustration of an atom, students will draw electrons on each shell to show how electrons fill each shell.

Friday, Aug. 31, 2018

  • Students learn to differentiate between atomic number and atomic mass
    • Vocabulary Sort
    • Student View of Digital Lesson: The Atom

Reminder: Check your eBook assignments each night.

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