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SCIENCE 8 - MS. NGUYEN

week 16

monday, december 10

Due TODAY:

  • n/a

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: Find the momentum: 1) a 60-kg football player moving eastward at 9m/s, 2) a 40-kg child moving southward at 3m/s
  • Activity: MythBusters "Phonebook Friction"

Upcoming due dates:

  • TUESDAY: MythBusters Notes
  • TUESDAY: Study for Quiz #4


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tuesday, december 11

Due TODAY:

  • MythBusters Notes
  • Quiz #4 (in class)

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: What is the equation for momentum? What is the equation for mechanical energy?
  • Quiz #4

Upcoming due dates:

  • TUESDAY: Study for Test #4


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BLOCK DAY (DECEMBER 12/13)

Due TODAY:

  • n/a

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: TBA

Upcoming due dates:

  • TUESDAY: Study for Test #4


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Friday, DECEMBER 14

Due TODAY:

  • n/a

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: TBA

Upcoming due dates:

  • TUESDAY: Study for Test #4



due block day

Friction Practice Worksheet

      • Do on binder paper. Box all answers!
      • Skip #4, #5, #10 (extra credit: #4)

Conservation of Energy [ANSWER KEY]

Coefficient of Friction [ANSWER KEY]

week 15

monday, december 3

Due TODAY:

  • PocketLab

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: What is the equation for friction force? What are the units for coefficient of friction (mu)?
  • Worksheet: Friction Practice (skip #4, #5, #10)

Upcoming due dates:


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tuesday, december 4

Due TODAY:

  • Conservation of Energy

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: The momentum equation is p=mv. What are the units? If an object’s velocity is doubled and mass is tripled, what happens to its momentum?
  • Review: Conservation of Energy - ANSWER KEY
  • Generate Hypotheses: PocketLab Graphs

Upcoming due dates:


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BLOCK DAY (DECEMBER 5/6)

Due TODAY:

  • n/a

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: What is the equation for mechanical energy? Explain the Law of Conservation of Energy.
  • Independent Study: Optional Practice Packet

Upcoming due dates:

  • FRIDAY: Daily Warmup Sheet (weeks 14-15)
  • TUESDAY: Study for Quiz #4


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Friday, DECEMBER 7

Due TODAY:

  • Daily Warmup Sheet (weeks 14-15)

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: What is the equation of kinetic energy? What is the equation for gravitational potential energy?
  • Activity: Plickers Game #3

Upcoming due dates:

  • TUESDAY: Study for Quiz #4



due Friday 11/30

  • Coefficient of Friction (worksheet)
  • Due Monday: PocketLab

week 14

monday, November 26

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: What did you do over Thanksgiving Break? What did we learn before the break?
  • Review: Friction/Acceleration - ANSWER KEY
  • Worksheet: Coefficient of Friction

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:


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tuesday, November 27

Due TODAY:

  • n/a

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: Consider a ball thrown straight up in the air (and falls back down). Draw the position vs. time graph. Draw the velocity vs. time graph.
  • Worksheet: Coefficient of Friction
  • Generate Hypotheses: PocketLab Graphs

Upcoming due dates:


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BLOCK DAY (november 28/29)

Due TODAY:

  • n/a

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: A rope is attached to a block that weighs 120 N. When the rope exerts an upward tension force of 250 N on the block, what is the net force?

Upcoming due dates:


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Friday, NOVEMBER 30

Due TODAY:

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: What is the equation for kinetic energy? What is the equation for gravitational potential energy?
  • Lecture: Conservation of Mechanical Energy
  • Worksheet: Conservation of Energy

Upcoming due dates:



due friday 11/16

  • Friction/Acceleration - ANSWER KEY
  • Physics Poster (Extra Credit - use color!)

week 13

monday, November 12

Agenda:

  • No School - Veteran's Day

Upcoming due dates:


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tuesday, November 13

Due TODAY:

Agenda:

Upcoming due dates:

  • FRIDAY: Friction/Acceleration Practice
  • FRIDAY: Extra Credit Poster (see email for details)


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BLOCK DAY (november 14/15)

Due TODAY:

Agenda:

Upcoming due dates:

  • FRIDAY: Friction/Acceleration Practice
  • FRIDAY: Extra Credit Poster (see email for details)


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Friday, NOVEMBER 16

Due TODAY:

  • Friction/Acceleration Practice
  • Extra Credit Poster

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: NONE
  • Movie Time!

Upcoming due dates:

  • n/a



due tUESDAY 11/13

Amplify: Critical Juncture (all 3 parts)

Test Corrections - TEST #3 PDF

Optional Take-Home (not all students)

week 12

monday, November 5

Due TODAY:

  • Formal Lab Report (printed)

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: How did Test #3 go? How can you improve on future exams?
  • Test corrections / PocketLab

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:

  • TUESDAY: PocketLab
  • Next Tuesday: Test #3 Corrections


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tuesday, November 6

Due TODAY:

  • PocketLab

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: Give an example of friction. Give an example of air resistance.
  • Lecture: Friction
  • Worksheet: Intro to Friction

Upcoming due dates:

  • Next Tuesday: Test #3 Corrections


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BLOCK DAY (november 7/8)

Due TODAY:

  • n/a

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: What is the formula for friction force, Ff? Rearrange it to solve for μ.

Upcoming due dates:

  • TUESDAY: Test #3 Corrections


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Friday, NOVEMBER 9

Due TODAY:

  • Intro to Friction (worksheet)

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: Rate each from 1-10: Confidence level in math? Confidence level in physics? How difficult is physics? How interesting is physics (as a topic, NOT a class)?
  • Amplify: Critical Juncture

Upcoming due dates:

  • TUESDAY: Test #3 Corrections
  • TUESDAY: Optional Take-Home Exam



due monday 11/5

FORMAL LAB REPORT - PRINTED!!!

PocketLab (due Tuesday)

week 11

monday, OCTOBER 29

Due TODAY:

  • FBD Practice (worksheet)

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: Draw free-body diagrams for the following:
    1. A rightward force is applied to a book in order to move it across a desk with a rightward acceleration. Ignore air resistance.
    2. A car is coasting to the right and slowing down. Ignore air resistance.
  • Test Review: Test #3 Study Guide
  • Test Practice: Free-Response Practice

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:

  • TUESDAY: Free-Response Practice
  • FRIDAY: Test #3
  • MONDAY: Formal Lab Report


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tuesday, OCTOBER 30

Due TODAY:

  • Free-Response Practice

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: TBA
  • Test #3 Review / Work on Lab Report

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:

  • FRIDAY: Test #3
  • MONDAY: Formal Lab Report


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BLOCK DAY (OCT 31 / nOV 1)

Due TODAY:

  • n/a

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: What percent do you expect to get on Test #3? How are you studying?
  • Activity: Motion Graphs Lab (PocketLab)

Upcoming due dates:

  • FRIDAY: Test #3
  • MONDAY: Formal Lab Report
  • TUESDAY: PocketLab


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Friday, NOVEMBER 2

Due TODAY:

  • Test #3 (in class)

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: NONE
  • Test #3 - Bring your bubble sheet to class

Upcoming due dates:

  • MONDAY: Formal Lab Report
  • TUESDAY: PocketLab



due monday 10/29

Due Monday:

FBD Practice Worksheet

Upcoming:

  • Work on Formal Lab Report
  • Start studying for Test #3 - QUIZLET

week 10

monday, OCTOBER 22

Due TODAY:

  • n/a

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: True or False? Write the sentence and your answer.
      1. Mass depends on g (acceleration due to gravity)
      2. Any object with mass has inertia
      3. An unbalanced force is required to keep an object in motion at constant velocity
  • Lecture: Formal Lab Report

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:

  • Next Friday (11/2) - Test #3


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tuesday, OCTOBER 23

Due TODAY:

  • n/a

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: Calculate the speed represented by each position vs. time graph. (CPO Textbook: pg. 262 #10)
  • Plicker Game #2

Upcoming due dates:

  • Next Friday (11/2) - Test #3


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BLOCK DAY (OCTOBER 24/25)

Due TODAY:

  • n/a

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: Write "A" if the object is accelerating, and "X" if not. (CPO Textbook: pg. 308 #12)
  • Finish Plicker Game #2
  • Final Lab Report

Upcoming due dates:

  • Next Friday (11/2) - Test #3


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Friday, OCTOBER 26

Due TODAY:

  • n/a

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: 1) Katie, whose mass is 52 kg, experienced a net force of 1800 N at the bottom of a roller coaster loop. Determine Katie's acceleration at this location. 2) Determine the net force required to accelerate a 2160-kg car from 0 to 27 m/s in 10.0 seconds.
  • Test #3 Review: Free-body Diagrams, Newton's Laws
  • Worksheet: FBD Practice Worksheet
  • Activity: Motion Graphs Lab (PocketLab) -- Rescheduled for next week

Upcoming due dates:



due BLOCK DAY

  1. Signed progress report
  2. Net Forces handout

week 9

monday, OCTOBER 15

Due TODAY:

  • Spring Launcher Lab

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: True or False? Write the sentence and your answer.
      1. A force is necessary to keep an object moving
      2. If an object is at rest, no forces are acting upon it
  • Lab Review
  • Lecture: Intro to Forces

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:


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tuesday, OCTOBER 16

Due TODAY:

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: Which of Newton’s Laws of Motion explains why objects don’t just start moving by themselves?
  • Lecture: Free-Body Diagrams
  • Progress Reports

Upcoming due dates:

  • BLOCK DAY: Signed progress report


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BLOCK DAY (OCTOBER 17/18)

Due TODAY:

  • Signed progress report
  • Net Forces handout

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: What is the formula for weight? What are the SI units?
  • Activity: Weight vs. Mass Lab

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:

  • n/a


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Friday, OCTOBER 19

Due TODAY:

  • n/a

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: What is the net force on this object? Net change in motion? (CPO Textbook: pg. 308 #1)
  • Plicker Game: Forces, Newton's Laws
  • Review: Net Forces Worksheet - ANSWER KEY
  • Activity: TCI Lesson Game

Upcoming due dates:

  • Start studying for Test #3. Come to class with questions.



due MONDAY 10/15

Spring Launcher Lab

    • Add results to Google Sheets
    • Graphs must be scaled properly and include all required components.
    • Conclusions must be thorough!
        1. Summarize results
        2. Compare with hypotheses
        3. Provide explanations for the results that you observed!


week 8

monday, OCTOBER 8

Due TODAY:

  • n/a

Agenda:

  • No school - Local Holiday

Upcoming due dates:


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tuesday, OCTOBER 9

Due TODAY:

    1. Chapter 9 Notetaking Guide
    2. Test #2 Corrections - TEST #2 PDF
    3. Amplify Pre-Unit Assessment
    4. Brainpop Quiz: Distance, Rate, Time
    5. Brainpop Quiz: Acceleration

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: What does the SLOPE of a distance vs. time graph provide? What does the SLOPE of a speed vs. time graph provide?
  • Quiz #3 Review
  • Independent: Study time, Make-up BrainPop, Pre-Unit Assessment

Upcoming due dates:

  • BLOCK DAY: Study for Quiz #3


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BLOCK DAY (OCTOBER 10/11)

Due TODAY:

  • Quiz #3 (in class)

Agenda:

Upcoming due dates:

  • MONDAY: Spring Launcher Lab (due at the end of class)


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Friday, OCTOBER 12

Due TODAY:

  • Work on Spring Launcher Lab

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: Decode this math joke: " √-1 23 Σ π ...and it was delicious! "
  • (continued) Spring Launcher Lab

Upcoming due dates:

  • MONDAY: Spring Launcher Lab



due Tuesday 10/8

  1. Chapter 9 Notetaking Guide
  2. Test #2 Corrections - TEST #2 PDF
  3. Amplify Pre-Unit Assessment
  4. Brainpop Quiz: Distance, Rate, Time
  5. Brainpop Quiz: Acceleration

week 7

monday, OCTOBER 1

Due TODAY:

  • n/a

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: How did Test #2 go? What can you do to prepare for future quizzes and exams?
  • Project: Energy Systems research project

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:

  • TUESDAY: Energy Systems presentation
  • TUESDAY: Test #2 Corrections - TEST #2 PDF


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tuesday, OCTOBER 2

Due TODAY:

  • Energy Systems presentation

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: Write the SI units for velocity, acceleration, force, and energy.
  • Energy Systems Presentations

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:

  • BLOCK DAY:
      1. Read sections 9-1 and 9-2
      2. Chapter 9 Notetaking: pages 1-4
  • TUESDAY: Test #2 Corrections - TEST #2 PDF


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BLOCK DAY (OCTOBER 3/4)

Due TODAY:

  • Chapter 9 Notetaking Guide (p. 1-4)

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: How do you calculate velocity?
  • Amplify: Pre-Unit Assessment
  • Lecture: Chapter 9 - Motion, Speed vs. Velocity
  • Lab: Hot Wheels (Graphing Speed)
  • Notetaking Guide: Sections 9-1, 9-2

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:

  • FRIDAY: Hot Wheels Lab
  • TUESDAY: Test #2 Corrections - TEST #2 PDF


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Friday, OCTOBER 5

Due TODAY:

  • Chapter 9 Notetaking Guide (p. 5-7)

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: What are the two components that all vectors contain? Give an example of a velocity vector.
  • Brainpop Quiz: Distance, Rate, and Time
  • Brainpop Quiz: Acceleration
  • Notetaking Guide: Section 9-3, 9-4

Upcoming due dates:

  • TUESDAY: Chapter 9 Notetaking Guide (all)
  • TUESDAY: Test #2 Corrections - TEST #2 PDF
  • BLOCK DAY: Study for Chapter 9 Quiz



due FRIDAY 9/28

Study for Test #2

Daily Warmup Sheet

week 6

monday, September 24

Due TODAY:

  • n/a

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: Draw a graph for Kinetic Energy vs. Mass. Draw a graph for Kinetic Energy vs. Velocity.
  • Unit Conversion lecture
  • Worksheet: Unit Conversion Practice

Upcoming due dates:

  • TUESDAY: Unit Conversion Practice
  • FRIDAY: Study for Test #2


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tuesday, september 25

Due TODAY:

  • Unit Conversion Practice

Agenda:

Upcoming due dates:

  • BLOCK DAY: Test #2 Calculations Practice
  • FRIDAY: Study for Test #2


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BLOCK DAY (sept 26/27)

Due TODAY:

  • Test #2 Calculations Practice

Agenda:

Upcoming due dates:

  • FRIDAY: Study for Test #2


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Friday, september 28

Due TODAY:

  • Study for Test #2

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: NONE - Test Day

Upcoming due dates:

  • n/a



due FRIDAY 9/21

week 5

monday, September 17

Due TODAY:

  • "Hand in" Lesson 2.1 activities/homework

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: A generator converts _________ energy into _______ energy. A motor converts _________ energy into _______ energy.
  • Lesson 2.2: Evaluating Energy Sources

Upcoming due dates:


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tuesday, september 18

Due TODAY:

  • "Hand in" Lesson 2.2 activities/homework

Agenda:

Upcoming due dates:


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BLOCK DAY (sept 19/20)

Due TODAY:

    1. Handout: Writing a Scientific Argument
    2. Handout: Discussing Energy Systems
    3. Annotations: Capturing Human Energy

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: What is the equation for kinetic energy? How is KE related to mass and velocity?
  • Lecture: Energy Basics
  • Activity: Energy Choices Game
  • Activity: Energy Perspectives

Upcoming due dates:


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Friday, september 14

Due TODAY:

  • Study for Quiz #2

Agenda:

Upcoming due dates:

  • Study for Test #2 - next Friday



due FRIDAY 9/14

  • Data Sheet
  • Measuring Kinetic Energy
  • Test corrections (Test #1)
  • Daily Warmup Sheet

week 4

monday, September 10

Due TODAY:

  • n/a

Agenda:

Upcoming due dates:


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tuesday, september 11

Due TODAY:

  • All activities from Lesson 1.3 [Amplify]

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: How do potential energy and kinetic energy differ? Give examples of each.
  • Lesson 1.4: "Energy Inventions"

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:

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block day (sept 12/13)

Due TODAY:

  • All activities from Lesson 1.4 [Amplify]

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: What do you want to be when you grow up and why?
  • Activity: Powering Motorized Fans
  • Lab: Kinetic Energy lab (Wrecking Ball)
  • Packet: Measuring Kinetic Energy

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:

  • FRIDAY: Data Sheet (wrecking ball lab)
  • FRIDAY: Measuring Kinetic Energy packet
  • FRIDAY: Daily Warmup Sheet (Weeks 3-4)
  • FRIDAY: Test corrections (Test #1)


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Friday, september 14

Due TODAY:

  • Test corrections (Test #1)
  • Daily warmup sheet (weeks 3-4)

Agenda:

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:



week 3

monday, September 3

Agenda:

No school - Labor Day (Holiday)

Upcoming due dates:

  • TUESDAY: Building Better Buses (Challenge #3)
  • (optional) EXTRA CREDIT: Lab Safety Cartoon - Due Tues. 9/4
  • (optional) EXTRA CREDIT: Great Plate Experiment - Due Friday 9/7


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tuesday, september 4

Due TODAY:

  • Building Better Buses (Challenge #3)
  • (optional) EXTRA CREDIT: Lab Safety Cartoon

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: List 3 key elements required in all graphs.
  • Project: Building Better Buses (Challenge #3)
  • Math & Graphs in Science
  • Test #1 Review lecture
  • Lesson 1.1: Welcome to the Energy Research Lab

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:


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BLOCK DAY (SEPT 5/6)

Due TODAY:

  • All activities from Lesson 1.1 [Amplify]

Agenda:

Upcoming due dates:

  • FRIDAY: Study for Test #1
  • FRIDAY: "Hand in" all activities/homework from Lesson 1.2
      1. What Has Energy?
      2. Homework
      3. Family Homework Experience (optional)
  • FRIDAY: Brainpop Quizzes
      1. Brainpop quiz: Kinetic Energy
      2. Brainpop quiz: Potential Energy
  • (optional) EXTRA CREDIT: Great Plate Experiment - Due Fri. 9/7


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Friday, september 7

Due TODAY:

  • All activities from Lesson 1.2 [Amplify]
  • Test #1: IV/DV and Graphing
  • (optional) Extra Credit: Great Plate Experiment

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: How do potential energy and kinetic energy differ? Give examples.
  • Test #1: IV/DV and Graphing

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:

  • n/a



week 2

monday, august 27

Due TODAY:

n/a

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: Design a study. What are your independent & dependent variables?
  • Classwork: Simpson's Variables
  • Project: Building Better Buses (Challenge #1)

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:


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tuesday, august 28

Due TODAY:

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: What does optimization mean? How does this relate to engineering?
  • Project: Building Better Buses (Challenge #2)
  • Lab Safety lecture

Upcoming due dates:


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wednesday, august 29 / Thursday, august 30

Due TODAY:

  • Building Better Buses (Challenge #2)

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: What do you think are the 2 most important safety rules in science lab?
  • Project: Nature of Science Lab

Upcoming due dates:

  • FRIDAY: Study for Safety Quiz
  • FRIDAY: Nature of Science Lab
  • FRIDAY: Daily Warm Up (Weeks 1-2)
  • (optional) EXTRA CREDIT: Lab Safety Cartoon - Due Tues. 9/4
  • (optional) EXTRA CREDIT: Great Plate Experiment - Due Fri. 9/7


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Friday, august 31

Due TODAY:

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: If you are absent from class, what are 2 things you should do?
  • Building Better Buses (Challenge #3)
  • Motion, Velocity, Acceleration lecture
  • TCI LESSON GAME
  • Graphing review (test next Friday 9/7)

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:

  • TUESDAY: Building Better Buses (Challenge #3)
  • FRIDAY 9/7: Test #1 - IV/DV and Graphing
  • (optional) EXTRA CREDIT: Lab Safety Cartoon - Due Tues. 9/4
  • (optional) EXTRA CREDIT: Great Plate Experiment - Due Fri. 9/7

week 1

Wednesday, august 22

Due TODAY:

  • n/a

Agenda:

  • Welcome presentation
  • Daily Warmup: What are you most (and least) excited about for 8th grade? Why?
  • Classwork: Getting to Know You

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:


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Thursday, august 23

Due TODAY:

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: Describe 2 goals you have for science class this year.
  • Activity: Classroom Hunt
  • Variables lecture
  • Classwork: IV/DV Worksheet, Grasping Graphing Practice

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:

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Friday, august 24

Due TODAY:

Agenda:

  • Daily Warmup: Write down 2 observations and 2 inferences about your teacher.
  • Observations and Inferences discussion
  • Activity: Thinking Tube Demo

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:

  • n/a