WEEK OF 9/24-9/28
 MONDAYTLW analyze the class data from the Follow the Energy Lab to determine patterns in the flow of energy.   

TLW add the idea that energy flows from hot object to cold objects through particle collisions.     

TLW model how particle collisions transfer energy into a cold drink. They will share their models in small groups to get feedback.  
 TUESDAYTLW and TTW develop a consensus model explaining energy transfer into the regular cup and the new cup.   

TLW model energy transfer through particle collisions (conduction) when they experience something hot and something cold.     
 WEDNESDAYTLW review what they’ve learned about energy transfer that they need to think about when designing their cups.

Students will brainstorm what data they might collect to test the efficacy of their designs.  Students will use a design tracker to document proposed revisions to initial cup design and their rationales

 THURSDAY    Students will build cups and collect data supporting the efficacy of their designs. 
 FRIDAYTLW construct a model of their initial designs to explain how design helps to keep drink cooler. TLW share their designs with their class. TLW discuss common elements within each design and new ideas that were raised.   
HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
Review notebook daily. Tentative Test Date is 10/12.

**Daily class activities are compiled as an interactive notebook. All activities are items to be studied are to be turned in at the end of the unit for a GRADE!
 

WEEK OF 9/17-9/21
 MONDAYTLW take a quiz on particle motion (kinetic energy) and temperature.    Mrs. Martin will be out for a meeting.
 TUESDAYTLW complete a review packet. This will be counted as a homework grade.     Mrs. Martin will be out for a meeting. 
 WEDNESDAYTLW build on their understanding of particle collisions by playing a game to simulate two particles colliding and discover two model ideas about energy transfer into the cup.  

TLW add model ideas about the role of particle collisions in the transfer of energy.   

 THURSDAY    TLW design an investigation to test the investigation question. Students will get each type of cup and complete the investigation they designed.   
 FRIDAYTLW analyze the class data from the Follow the Energy Lab to determine patterns in the flow of energy.   

TLW model how particle collisions transfer energy into a cold drink. They will share their models in small groups to get feedback.  

HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
Review notebook daily. Tentative Test Date is 10/12.

**Daily class activities are compiled as an interactive notebook. All activities are items to be studied are to be turned in at the end of the unit for a GRADE!
 

WEEK OF 9/10-9/14
 MONDAYTLW sketch an initial design for a cup.

TTW construct the Driving Question Board around students’ questions.

TTW create an Ideas for Investigations poster and record the class’ thoughts on how we can figure out the answers to our initial questions as we move forward.   

 TUESDAYTLW complete a lab exploring how food coloring interacts with cold and warm water.

TLW generate initial explanations to explain the food coloring lab, then they view a visualization of particles in cold and warm water. They add particle drawings to their diagrams.

 WEDNESDAYTLW individually, and then collaboratively, construct a time series model explaining how particles change as a drink warms up.

TLW view a second simulation and identify particle movement that confirms our model ideas and also identify a few new observations that make us wonder about the different speeds of particles and where energy comes from. 

 THURSDAY    TLW make observations from a simulation showing particle collisions and energy transfer.

TLW build an explanation for temperature in terms of average kinetic energy using evidence from the simulations

 FRIDAYTLW build on their understanding of particle collisions by playing a game to simulate two particles colliding and discover two model ideas about energy transfer into the cup.

 TLW develop a set of procedures to test their ideas about whether energy is transferring into or out of the cup.  

HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
Review notebook daily. Tentative Test Date is 10/12.

**Daily class activities are compiled as an interactive notebook. All activities are items to be studied are to be turned in at the end of the unit for a GRADE!
 

WEEK OF 9/3-9/7
 MONDAYNO SCHOOL!
 TUESDAYNO SCHOOL!
 WEDNESDAYFinish District Assessment Test.

Turn in Notebook (Worth 3 Grades!)

 THURSDAY    Investigative Phenomena: Why is the new cup better than the regular cup?

Students will conduct a test to determine which cup works best and design a model to justify results. 
This begins our pilot unit. Be patient and expect some changes in the way you learn science
 FRIDAYStudents will review data from previous day.

Students will compare models and decide on a class consensus model.

Students will find related phenomena.

HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
Review notebook daily. Tentative Test Date is 10/12.

**Daily class activities are compiled as an interactive notebook. All activities are items to be studied are to be turned in at the end of the unit for a GRADE!
 

WEEK OF 8/27-8/31
 MONDAYStudents will do a unit study on phase changes.


Mrs. Martin will be out for a meeting.
 TUESDAYTLW visit a phet lab to simulate how pressure can also cause matter to change states. TLW write their observations.

TLW create a flow chart to depict the phase changes of matter. 
States of Matter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCL8zqjXbME&index=7&list=PLA32zwxpXD65zgS30AIa1E5QYWZEAIRan&t=219s 

States of Matter: https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/states-of-matter-basics/latest/states-of-matter-basics_en.html
 WEDNESDAYScience Skills Station for chemical and physical changes. TTW complete an investigation whole class.

TTW and TLW complete the Summary Questions for the activity

TLW complete the Narrative Station for chemical and physical changes.  
Chemical Changes:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37pir0ej_SE
 THURSDAY    TTW revisit the brinicle model lists to add anything they may need to successfully develop a model of how the brinicle forms.

 TLW work in groups to create their brinicle models.

 TLW use their models to answer a prompt on how brinicles form. This will be used as an assessment.  

 FRIDAYUnit 1 District Assessment 
HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
Test 8/31

**Daily class activities are compiled as an interactive notebook. All activities are items to be studied are to be turned in at the end of the unit for a GRADE!

WEEK OF 8/20-8/22
 MONDAYStudents will investigate states of matter and how temperature effects it using a simulation. States of Matter: https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/states-of-matter-basics/latest/states-of-matter-basics_en.html
 TUESDAYScience Skills Station: Students will study and      categorize quantitative and qualitative physical properties of matter.            They will also describe physical properties of a solid and liquid substance. Students will make measurements such as mass and volume. They will make qualitative observations of the substances as well.TLW watch a video on Properties:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCQXDegwnoE&index=5&list=PLhz12vamHOnaY7nvpgtQ0SIbuJdC4HA5O
 WEDNESDAYNarrative Station: At this station, students will read an informational text about chemical and physical properties of matter and how they are important to identifying and describing substances. Students will also read about quantitative and            qualitative (physical) properties of matter and the tools that help us determine these properties.
 THURSDAY    Science Skills Station:  Students will determine the chemical properties      of three different substances at this station. They will determine the pH, reactivity, toxicity and flammability of the substances.Chemical Properties:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD7W5O0BH7g  
 FRIDAYNarrative Station: At this station, students will read an informational text about chemical and physical properties of matter and how they are important to identifying and describing substances. Students will also read an informational text about important chemical properties of matter.  
HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
Test 8/31

**Daily class activities are compiled as an interactive notebook. All activities are items to be studied are to be turned in at the end of the unit for a GRADE!

WEEK OF 8/13-8/17
 MONDAYEngineering Design Process
10 Second Tower
Design Process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxJWin195kU&index=4&list=PLA32zwxpXD677o0Obsxy9-UDAlgEhY8c-&t=0s 

Structural Engineer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqpp8L4J4ek&index=2&list=PLA32zwxpXD677o0Obsxy9-UDAlgEhY8c-&t=2s
 TUESDAYAnchor Phenomena: Brinicles

Students will begin to research what causes brinicles to form and where they are found. 
Brinicles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAupJzH31tc
Brinicles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RngtRPMinG8
 WEDNESDAYContinue research on brinicles. 

Students will create questions to design investigations to discover why brinicles exist. 

 THURSDAY    Investigative Phenomena: Great Lakes Freeze in 2014

Students will develop a model to describe how molecules in the Great Lakes move relative to one another in the winter when the lakes are solid. 
Great Lakes Freeze: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEqQf_4g-_o
 FRIDAYInvestigate States of Matter using a simulation.

Students will complete a data collection sheet to describe the differences between solids, liquids, and gases.
States of Matter: https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/states-of-matter-basics/latest/states-of-matter-basics_en.html
HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
Test 8/30

**Daily class activities are compiled as an interactive notebook. All activities are items to be studied are to be turned in at the end of the unit for a GRADE!