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Advisory Link 12/19

EQ:  How can we predict weather conditions based on the effects of the water cycle, atmospheric measurements, and cloud types?

Dec. 17-21

Weather Fronts and Quiz

Firecracker: How is pressure related to weather?

Monday:

  • Finish Station Labs on pressure

  • Front Notes with book or videos

Firecracker: What does it mean to be on the frontline in a battle?

Tuesday:

Firecracker:  How are storms on warm and cold fronts the same and different?

Wednesday:

  • Station Labs on fronts

  • Note check

Firecracker: How does having good notes help?

Thursday:

Firecracker: What is something you are looking forward to over break?

Friday:

  • U.S. Severe Weather Extreme Seek and Find

    • Greatest 1hr temp. drop, largest diameter hail, highest winds recorded for a  hurricane, strongest winds for a tornado, most tornadoes by a single storm, highest single storm snowfall

Grades:

Homework- Community Service Mid check (3 points)

Classwork- Firecracker (2 points)

Quiz- Weather Quiz (15 points)


EQ: How can we predict weather conditions based on the effects of the water cycle, atmospheric measurements, and cloud types?

Dec. 10-14


Firecracker:

Monday:

  • snow day

Firecracker:

Tuesday:

  • snow day

Firecracker:  

Wednesday:

  • snow day

Firecracker: Describe the weather when there’s a high pressure air mass in your area (30.89”).

Thursday:

  • Make-up tests

  • Ticket out the door: Research current weather conditions in four cities (2-naughty weather & 2-nice) to determine: 1. Current Humidity 2. Current Air Pressure 3. Current Weather

  • After research answer the following:

    • If you want nice weather (sunny) then what is an acceptable humidity & pressure?

    • If you want more snow then what is an acceptable humidity & pressure?

Firecracker: What is an acceptable air pressure and humidity for more snow?

Friday:

  • Go over yesterday tickets

  • Station Labs on fronts and/or pressure

Grades:

Homework-

Classwork- Ticket out the door (4 points)

Quiz-


EQ: How can we predict weather conditions based on the effects of the water cycle, atmospheric measurements, and cloud types?

Dec. 3-7

Test Week

Firecracker:  Looking at the picture which part of the island will be the sunniest place to visit? Why?

Monday:

  • Check in on Particular Lab

  • Finish Water Cycle Stations

  • Study Guide

  • Mountain impact to water cycle video


Firecracker: What does it mean if there are cirrus clouds?

Tuesday:

Firecracker: What’s one distinguishing feature of the troposphere?

Wednesday:

Firecracker: None. Get your computer and keep it closed until you get more directions.

Thursday:

  • Test on Layers of Atmosphere, Winds, Pollution, Water Cycle, and Clouds

Firecracker: What does it mean when there’s high humidity?

Friday:

Grades:

Homework- Study Guide (2 points)

Classwork- Water Cycle stations (2 points), Firecrackers (2 points)

Test- Atmosphere (20 points)


EQ: How can we predict weather conditions based on the effects of the water cycle, atmospheric measurements, and cloud types?

Nov. 26-30

Water cycle and Clouds

Firecracker: Which city has better air quality? Why? #1 Yellow 55

#2 Orange 101

Monday:

Firecracker: What are the major steps to the water cycle?

Tuesday:


Firecracker:  How do mountains impact the water cycle?

Wednesday:

Firecracker: Describe the weather with stratus clouds.

Thursday:

  • Finish Lab and complete lab sheet with drawing (2 points Classwork)

  • Water Cycle Stations

  • Hand out Study Guide

Firecracker: How does the oceans impact the water cycle?

Friday:

Grades:

Homework- none

Classwork- Cycling of water lab (2 points), Firecrackers (2 points)

Quiz- none


EQ: How can we justify the influence that convection, jet stream, and Coriolis Effect have on Earth’s weather?

Nov. 13-20

Wind & Air Quality

Firecracker:

Monday: Veteran’s Day


Firecracker:  How does temperature change as you travel from the troposphere through the stratosphere?

Tuesday:

Firecracker:  Explain how air pressure and wind are related?

Wednesday:

Firecracker:When would be the best time to fly a kite if you wanted the kite to fly out over the ocean? Explain why.

Thursday: RP Training Day


Firecracker:   Identify one example of NATURAL particulate matter and one example of UNNATURAL particulate matter.

Friday:

Firecracker: Which direction does the Jet Stream move air?

Monday:


Firecracker: What side of major cities should have the worst air quality?

Tuesday:

Grades:

Homework-

Classwork- Firecracker 1 (2 points), AQI HQ2 Analysis (4 points)

Quiz- Pollution, Wind, and Poverty Project (5 points)


EQ: How do the compositions and properties of each layer of the atmosphere differ?

Nov. 1-9

Physics Wrap-up and

Firecracker: How does the wormhole bend space making space travel to great distances a possibility? (watch movie to find it)

Thursday: Delayed Opening

  • Interstellar Day 1

  • Questions for today:

    • How does the wormhole bend space making space travel to great distances a possibility?

    • How does Gargantua alter time? Make sure to use terms like mass and gravity.

Firecracker: How does the slingshot effect on Gargantua use Laws of physics?

Friday:

  • Interstellar Day 2

  • Questions for today:

    • How does the slingshot effect on Gargantua use Laws of physics? (Use terms like mass, gravity, and force)

    • Why must Earth’s gravity be altered in order to save humanity?  What implications does this have on Earth?

Firecracker: What gases make up our atmosphere?

Monday:


Firecracker:

Tuesday: Teacher Workday


Firecracker:  How do plants and animals affect the gas composition in the atmosphere? (Hint: Think of breathing and photosynthesis)

Wednesday:

Firecracker: Why are the 1% of other gases important?  

Thursday:

  • Finish Webquest

  • Group atmosphere cards - second set

  • Go over Homework-

Firecracker: Why is monitoring the atmospheric gas composition important?

Friday:

  • Finish Webquest & pressure graph

Grades:

Homework- Gas Homework (3 points)

Classwork- Layers of the Atmosphere Webquest (2 points),

AQI HQ2 Analysis (4 points),




EQ: How can we justify the influence that convection, jet stream, and Coriolis Effect have on Earth’s weather?

Nov. 13-20

Wind & Air Quality

Firecracker:

Monday: Veteran’s Day


Firecracker:  How does temperature change as you travel from the troposphere through the stratosphere?

Tuesday:

Firecracker:  Explain how air pressure and wind are related?

Wednesday:

Firecracker:When would be the best time to fly a kite if you wanted the kite to fly out over the ocean? Explain why.

Thursday: RP Training Day


Firecracker:   Identify one example of NATURAL particulate matter and one example of UNNATURAL particulate matter.

Friday:

Firecracker: Which direction does the Jet Stream move air?

Monday:


Firecracker: What side of major cities should have the worst air quality?

Tuesday:

Grades:

Homework-

Classwork- Firecracker 1 (2 points), AQI HQ2 Analysis (4 points)

Quiz- Pollution, Wind, and Poverty Project (5 points)

EQ: How can machines create mechanical advantage in order to make work easier and more efficient?

Oct. 22-31

Simple Machines Marshmallow Launcher Project

Firecracker: How do you know you have done work?

Monday:  

Firecracker: How does an inclined plane make work easier?

Tuesday:  Simple Machines Project

Firecracker: What materials would you use to launch a marshmallow in the air?

Wednesday:  Simple Machines Project

Firecracker:  What is one question you have about the project? (NO QUESTIONS is NOT an ACCEPTABLE ANSWER!)

Thursday:  Simple Machines Project

  • Finish Shopping List and diagram

  • Project Log- Day 2

  • Start Building

Firecracker:  How can you make a marshmallow launch accurately everytime?


Friday: Simple Machines Project


EQ: How can energy be transformed in systems and what are the primary ways electrical energy is produced?

Oct. 8-19

Green Energy City Research & Electrical Circuits,

Test on Motion-Circuits

Firecracker:  Why do some holiday lights go out if one light does not work?

Monday:

  • Electrical circuit CER

  • Frayer Models for Series & Parallel Circuits

  • Make your light shine! Illustrate and make your own series and parallel circuits

Firecracker: Compare and contrast series and parallel circuits.

Tuesday:

  • pHET circuit lab

  • Pros & Cons organizer on sources of electrical energy solar, wind, hydro, and fossil fuels

Firecracker: What are positives and negatives to one electrical energy source?

Wednesday:


Firecracker: Why might it be necessary to have more than one electrical energy source?

Monday:

Firecracker: A city has 100 sunny days/year.  Is this a good solar power city? Why/Why not?

Tuesday:

Firecracker: A city has 10 inches of rain/year. Is this a good hydro power city? Why/Why not?

Wednesday:

Firecracker:  How many people at your table completed all of the study guide?

Thursday:

  • Motion-Circuits Test

Firecracker: How do you have a great presentation?

Friday:

  • Finish Presentation & present jigsaw

  • Audience guide ?’s:

    • 1. Does the evidence support their electrical energy?

    • 2. If yes, then why? If no, which electrical energy source should it be?

  • Energy innovations= the future of electric energy

Grades:

Classwork- Energy Summit CER (5 points)

Classwork- Firecracker (2 points)

Test- Motion-Circuits (20 points)


EQ: How can an object’s energy be classified and transformed from one form to another?

Oct. 1-5

Energy PE/KE and Quiz

Firecracker: What does it mean to have potential?

Monday:

Firecracker: Make a sentence connecting these terms: Potential, Kinetic,

Tuesday:

Firecracker: Draw an example of how energy is transformed from PE to KE.

Wednesday:

  • Finish Pendulum lab

  • Comic Strip Create a transfer of energy (PE,KE,ME) comic strip with at least 5 slides) with speech bubbles or a Skit with up to 3 people

Firecracker: Draw a pendulum and explain the transfer of energy from PE to KE. 

Thursday:

  • Energy Quiz

  • Energy Comic Strip or Skit

Firecracker: How can an object’s energy be classified and transformed from one form to another?

Friday:

Grades:

Classwork- Pendulum Lab (2 points)

Quiz- Energy Quiz (10 points)


EQ: How do balanced and unbalanced forces affect the motion of an object?

Sept. 24-28

Forces Cont./Friction & Gravity shoe lab

Firecracker: What does it mean in terms of forces if a tug of war match is a standstill?

Monday:


Firecracker: What is the net force if one person pulls 50N right and another pulls 250N left?  Balanced or Unbalanced

Tuesday: iReady testing ELA day


Firecracker: Why do objects stay on the table in the tablecloth trick?

Wednesday:

Friction & Gravity Shoe Lab

    • Data Collection

    • Data Analysis and Conclusion Questions

Firecracker: How does friction change motion?

Thursday:

Friction & Gravity Shoe Lab

    • Data Collection

    • Data Analysis and Conclusion Questions

Firecracker: How do balanced and unbalanced forces affect motion of an object?

Friday:

Grades:

Classwork-Friction and Gravity Shoe Lab (3 points)

Classwork-Firecrackers (2 points)

Homework- Community service mid-point check (3 points)


EQ:  How do balanced and unbalanced forces affect the motion of an object?

Sept. 17-21

May the Force be with you

Firecracker:  How do you manipulate your ramp to make your car travel further?

Tuesday:

  • Make your own story for each graph describing your speed and motion

Firecracker: What does it mean if there is a horizontal line on a speed graph?

Wednesday:

  • Make your own story for each graph describing your speed and motion

  • Everfi Activity- Finish Speed Math Edition (if you have earbuds)
  • No earbuds then start this task online. Fastest Activity

Firecracker: How do you make objects move?

Thursday:

Firecracker: Do you have to be touching an object to make it move? Why or Why not?

Friday:

  • Community Service Initial Check-in

  • Why is Little Vader(in this clip) unable to use “the force” to make objects move?

  • Write in discussion post online.

Firecracker: What does it mean in terms of forces if a tug of war match is a standstill?

Monday:

Grades:

  • Quiz: Wednesday on Motion and Speed Graphing (10points)

  • Homework- Friday Community Service Initial Check-in (3 Points)

  
  


EQ: Why is speed an accurate way to describe whether an object is in motion?

Sept. 4-7

Speed & Motion


Monday: Labor Day

Firecracker: How can you tell an object is moving?

Tuesday:

Firecracker: How fast is a person walking if the go 20 km in 4 hours?

Wednesday:

Firecracker:How long will it take for a boat with a speed of 45 mph to travel to Key West, FL from Wilmington, NC (685 miles)?

Thursday:

Firecracker: You are walking down the street. Identify & explain a good reference point for your walk.

Friday:

  • Finish lab write-ups

  • EVERFI account activation

  • Everfi Activity- Speed Science Edition

Grades

Classwork- Traffic Jam Speed Lab & CER (4 Points)

Homework-Community Service Plan check-in 9/14


EQ: How can difficult problems be solved in science this year?

Aug. 28-31

Intro. Week


Monday: Teacher Workday

Firecracker: What is the best thing you did this summer?

Day 1:

Firecracker: How do you show someone respect?

Day 2:

  • Notecard get to know you session with stickers(1. Name 2. Most Proud of, 3. ?) give one positive adjective about each person at your table

  • Establish Classroom Norms following REACH for 1. Start of class 2. How to be recognized 3. Group work 4. Other Procedures

  • Graphing- What elements make a graph? (S) Types of Smart- Graphing Activity

Firecracker: What are 6 things you like to do?

Day 3:

Firecracker: During a firedrill how do we exit the building?

Day 4: