Welcome to 8th Grade Physical Science! - Mr. Sterk


Daily Planner
April 23-30, 2015

  Boat construction April 23-30!

Important Dates:     

April 23  first build day (bring materials) – start construction

                                   

April 24  second build day (bring boat parts) – continue construction

                                   

April 27  third build day (bring boat parts) - continue construction

                                   

April 28  fourth build day (bring boat parts) –construction/testing

                                   

April 29  Final build day (bring boat) – Finalize adjustments/testing

                                  

April 30  Poster work day (poster due at end of period)

 

Testing/Presentation Dates:                       

May 4th and 5th  – Testing date for all periods (boat due on the 4th at beginning of class)


Science Fair Project - See Science Links for Guidelines

Use EDP for planning:

Engineering Design Process

ASK

 What is the problem?

 What have others done?

 What are the constraints?

IMAGINE

 What are some solutions?

 Brainstorm ideas.

 Choose the best one.

PLAN

 Draw a diagram.

 Make lists of materials you will need.

CREATE

 Follow your plan and create it.

 Test it out!

IMPROVE

 Talk about what works, what doesn't, and what could work better.

 Modify your design to make it better.

 Test it out!

How to calculate potential and kinetic energy:

If you are gone, check out this video:

https://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/kinetic-and-potential-energy-worksheet-part-1/16847041/

8th Grade homework link:Homework Link

Current Events are due Day A.

Last day to submit Rube Goldberg Extra Credit for Quarter 4 is May 29.  It can be electronic (must include Mr. Sterk, and your period).




Current Unit Standards


Unit #5Energy, Work and Machines


Students will understand that the motion of an object is effected by external forces on it.


Year Long Unit Plan

Unit #1 – What is Science? Standards and Measurements

Unit #2 – Types and States of Matter

            (Atoms, Periodic Table and Radioactivity)

Unit #3 – Interaction of Matter

Unit #4 – Speed, Motion, Forces

Unit #5Energy, Work and Machines

Unit #6Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves (Sound/Light)