# 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)

# 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

• 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

# 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

• 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

# 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:

• TUESDAY: "Hand in" all activities/homework from Lesson 1.3
1. FRIDAY: Test corrections (Test #1)

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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:

• WEDS/THURS: "Hand in" all activities/homework from Lesson 1.4
1. FRIDAY: Test corrections (Test #1)

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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:

• WEDS/THURS: "Hand in" all activities/homework from Lesson 1.1
1. FRIDAY: Study for Test #1
2. (optional) EXTRA CREDIT: Great Plate Experiment - Due Fri. 9/7

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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