# agendA

## SCIENCE 8 - MS. NGUYEN

## phet simulations

- PhET Friction simulation
- PhET Skateboard simulation

# 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:

- TUESDAY: Conservation of Energy
- BLOCK DAY: Friction Practice

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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:

- FRIDAY: Coefficient of Friction

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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:

- FRIDAY: Coefficient of Friction

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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:

- FRIDAY: Coefficient of Friction

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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:

- FRIDAY: Coefficient of Friction

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## Friday, NOVEMBER 30

Due TODAY:

- Worksheet: Coefficient of Friction

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:

- MONDAY: PocketLab
- TUESDAY: Conservation of Energy

## 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:

- TUESDAY: Test #3 Corrections - TEST #3 PDF
- TUESDAY: Green Take-Home Exam

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## tuesday, November 13

Due TODAY:

- Test #3 Corrections - TEST #3 PDF
- Green Take-Home Exam

Agenda:

**Daily Warmup:**NONE- Review: Intro to Friction
- Worksheet: Friction/Acceleration Practice

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:

- Test #3 Corrections - TEST #3 PDF
- Green Take-Home Exam

Agenda:

**Daily Warmup:**NONE- Friction/Acceleration Practice
- Extra Credit poster

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, F_{f}? 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:- A rightward force is applied to a book in order to move it across a desk with a rightward acceleration. Ignore air resistance.
- 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:

- CPO Practice - Chapters 12, 13, 14
- FBD Practice [answer key]
- Free-Response [answer key]

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

# week 10

## monday, OCTOBER 22

Due TODAY:

- n/a

Agenda:

**Daily Warmup:**True or False? Write the sentence and your answer.- Mass depends on g (acceleration due to gravity)
- Any object with mass has inertia
- 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:

- MONDAY: FBD Practice Worksheet
- Next Friday (11/2) - Test #3
- Following Monday 11/5 - Formal Lab Report

## due BLOCK DAY

- Signed progress report
- 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.- A force is necessary to keep an object moving
- If an object is at rest, no forces are acting upon it

- Lab Review
- Lecture: Intro to Forces

Materials:

- Daily Warmup (weeks 9-10)
- Lecture Slides: Intro to Forces

Upcoming due dates:

- TUESDAY: Download PDF >>> CPO Physical Sciences
- TUESDAY: (optional) HW Pass Opportunity

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## tuesday, OCTOBER 16

Due TODAY:

- Download PDF: CPO Physical Sciences
- (optional) HW Pass Opportunity

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!**- Summarize results
- Compare with hypotheses
**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:

- DUE TUESDAY:
- Chapter 9 Notetaking Guide
- Test #2 Corrections - TEST #2 PDF
- Amplify Pre-Unit Assessment
- Brainpop Quiz: Distance, Rate, Time
- Brainpop Quiz: Acceleration

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## tuesday, OCTOBER 9

Due TODAY:

- Chapter 9 Notetaking Guide
- Test #2 Corrections - TEST #2 PDF
- Amplify Pre-Unit Assessment
- Brainpop Quiz: Distance, Rate, Time
- 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:

**Daily Warmup:**What percent do you expect to get on Quiz #3?- Quiz #3
- Spring Launcher Lab

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 2**...and it was delicious! "^{3}Σ π- (continued) Spring Launcher Lab

Upcoming due dates:

- MONDAY: Spring Launcher Lab

## due Tuesday 10/8

- Chapter 9 Notetaking Guide
- Test #2 Corrections - TEST #2 PDF
- Amplify Pre-Unit Assessment
- Brainpop Quiz: Distance, Rate, Time
- 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:
- Read sections 9-1 and 9-2
- 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:

**Daily Warmup:**How are you preparing for Test #2?- Test Review: Test #2 Study Guide
- Worksheet: Test #2 Calculations Practice
- Review homework - ANSWER KEY

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:

**Daily Warmup:**What percentage to you expect to score on Test #2?- Activity: Metric Mania
- Demo: Pendulum w/ PocketLab
- Activity: Energy Systems
- Biomass Power Plant --------------- diagram
- Nuclear Power Plant ---------------- diagram
- Biogas/Anaerobic Digestion ------ diagram
- Coal Fired Plant ----------------------- diagram
- Geothermal Energy System ------- diagram
- Hydropower Plant -------------------- diagram
- Solar Energy System ----------------- diagram
- Wind Turbine System --------------- diagram

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:

- TUESDAY: Hand in Lesson 2.2 activities
- Activity 1: Warm-up
- Activity 3: Evaluating Energy Sources
- Activity 5: Homework
- Annotations: "How We Store Energy"

- FRIDAY: Unit 1 Vocabulary Quiz

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## tuesday, september 18

Due TODAY:

- "Hand in" Lesson 2.2 activities/homework

Agenda:

**Daily Warmup:**How does technical writing differ from English class?- Lesson 2.3: Writing Scientific Arguments
- Lesson 3.1: Reading About Energy Systems

Upcoming due dates:

- BLOCK DAY:
- Handout: Writing a Scientific Argument
- Handout: Discussing Energy Systems
- Annotations: Capturing Human Energy

- FRIDAY: Unit 1 Vocabulary Quiz
- Vocabulary
- Units (see slide #3)

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## BLOCK DAY (sept 19/20)

Due TODAY:

- Handout: Writing a Scientific Argument
- Handout: Discussing Energy Systems
- 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:

- FRIDAY: Unit 1 Vocabulary Quiz
- Vocabulary
- Units (see slide #3)

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## Friday, september 14

Due TODAY:

- Study for Quiz #2

Agenda:

**Daily Warmup:**What did you learn from the Energy Choices game? Please write 2-3 complete sentences.- Quest Signups
- Quiz #2
- Activity: Metric Mania
- Worksheet: Unit Conversion Practice

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:

**Daily Warmup:**How was Test #1? How will you study for future exams?- Class Survey
- Discuss Test #1 - study strategies, test corrections
- Lesson 1.3: Identifying Kinetic Energy & Potential Energy

Upcoming due dates:

- TUESDAY: "Hand in" all activities/homework from Lesson 1.3
- 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
- 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:

**Daily Warmup:**What does it mean for variables to be “proportional”? Give an example.- Lesson 2.1: Investigating Claims About How Objects Get Energy

Materials:

Upcoming due dates:

- MONDAY: "Hand in" Lesson 2.1 Assignments
- Lesson 2.1 Warm-up
- Lesson 2.1 Simulation (paper handout OR online)
- Lesson 2.1 Homework

# 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:

- Test #1 Review - LECTURE SLIDES
- Test #1 - TOPICS/NOTES
- Harnessing Human Energy Vocabulary
- Math & Graphs - LECTURE SLIDES
- Math & Graphs - NOTES

Upcoming due dates:

- WEDS/THURS: "Hand in" all activities/homework from Lesson 1.1
**FRIDAY:****Study for Test #1**- (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:

**Daily Warmup:**Define what each letter means in the acronym “DRY-MIX”- Lesson 1.2: Investigating Energy Claims
- Brainpop quiz: Kinetic Energy
- Brainpop quiz: Potential Energy

Upcoming due dates:

- FRIDAY:
**Study for Test #1** - FRIDAY: "Hand in" all activities/homework from Lesson 1.2
- What Has Energy?
- Homework
- Family Homework Experience (optional)

- FRIDAY: Brainpop Quizzes
- Brainpop quiz: Kinetic Energy
- 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:

- TUESDAY: Simpson's Variables
- TUESDAY: Building Better Buses (Challenge #1)
- (optional) EXTRA CREDIT: Great Plate Experiment - Due Friday 9/7

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## tuesday, august 28

Due TODAY:

- Simpson's Variables
- Building Better Buses (Challenge #1)

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:

- WEDS/THURS: Building Better Buses (Challenge #2)
- FRIDAY:
**Study for Safety Quiz - SLIDES FROM TODAY** - (optional) EXTRA CREDIT: Great Plate Experiment - Due Fri. 9/7

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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:

- Daily Warm Up (Weeks 1-2)
- Quiz #1: Lab Safety
- Project: Nature of Science Lab

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:

- Handouts: 8th Grade Science Guide, Lab Safety, Technology Use Rules (green)
- Worksheet: Daily Warm Up (Weeks 1-2), Getting to Know You (blue)

Upcoming due dates:

- THURSDAY: Signed 8th Grade Science Agreement (pink)
- THURSDAY: Getting to Know You (blue)
- FRIDAY: Classroom Hunt

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## Thursday, august 23

Due TODAY:

- Signed 8th Grade Science Agreement (pink)
- Getting to Know You (blue)

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:

- Worksheets: IV/DV Worksheet, Grasping Graphing Practice
- Lecture Slides: Independent & Dependent Variables

Upcoming due dates:

- FRIDAY: IV/DV Worksheet
- FRIDAY: Grasping Graphing Practice
- FRIDAY: Classroom Hunt

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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:

- Worksheets: Simpson's Variables
- Lecture Slides: Observations & Inferences

Upcoming due dates:

- n/a