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Science 8

Instructor
Grace Colgan
Department
Science

Course Description

 Welcome to 8th Grade Science! This year we will be learning about forces and motion, waves, and evolution. Can't wait to get started! 

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DROP DEAD DEADLINE FOR TRIMESTER 2 LATEWORK

MONDAY FEBRUARY 25TH IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN ANY LATE WORK FOR PARTIAL CREDIT FOR TRIMESTER 2

Week 24

 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

2/18 

Presidents Day Holiday 

Buy a new spiral notebook:  

We will be using the new notebook once we finish with Eclipses 

Notebook must be:  

SPIRAL 

AT LEAST 100 PAGES 

COLLEGE RULED 

8.5X11 

Link to appropriate notebook: https://www.staples.com/staples-accel-durable-poly-cover-1-subject-notebook-college-ruled-8-1-2-x-11-assorted-52112m/product_2842761  

Please do NOT buy the 8.5x10. It does not fit the handouts and makes it difficult for students to stay organized. 

Tuesday 2/19 

Finish Eclipse Quiz  

Work on Cornell Notes: Properties of Light (IN 2) and Reflection (IN3) 

 

 

ALL LATE WORK DUE MONDAY 2/25

 

Finish Cornell Notes on the Properties of Light Chapter pg 96-101 (IN2) 

  • Turn blue headings into questions on left side 
  • Focus on vocabulary 
  • Include colored diagrams where appropriate 
  • Go beyond facts and include detail with examples and carefully labeled sketches from the sections 

Reflection Questions:  

  • Answer questions 1-2 from Section Review (IN3) 

Link to text: https://www.fillmorecsd.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2726&dataid=2977&FileName=waves-sound-and-light.pdf  

 

GLENCOE (2005): Waves, Light and Sound Ch.4 Section 2 Reflection and Mirrors Cornell Notes (IN 8). Complete note-taking for pages 101 to the end of 103. – DUE FRIDAY!  

1. Change all red and blue headings into questions and record them in the left margin  

2. Answer the questions. Go beyond facts and include detail with examples and carefully labeled sketches from the section 

 3. Define scientific terms when bolded in section Access 

 Link to text: https://www.fillmorecsd.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2726&dataid=2977&FileName=waves-sound-and-light.pdf  

Wednesday 

2/20 

Laser Light Maze (IN 4) and Reflection (IN5) 

ALL LATE WORK DUE MONDAY 2/25

Finish Reflection Questions (IN 5) 

1.What is the MOST important observation you made today about reflection? 

2.Explain two reasons why this is important. 

3.Describe an example of this. 

4.Draw and label a quick illustration associated with your example. 

 

GLENCOE (2005): Waves, Light and Sound Ch.4 Section 2 Reflection and Mirrors Cornell Notes (IN 8). Complete note-taking for pages 101 to the end of 103. – DUE FRIDAY!  

1. Change all red and blue headings into questions and record them in the left margin  

2. Answer the questions. Go beyond facts and include detail with examples and carefully labeled sketches from the section 

 3. Define scientific terms when bolded in section Access 

 Link to text: https://www.fillmorecsd.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2726&dataid=2977&FileName=waves-sound-and-light.pdf   

Thursday  

2/21 

StemScopes Simulating Light Simulation Explore: Bending Light (IN6) and Reflection (IN7) 

 

ALL LATE WORK DUE MONDAY 2/25

 

Finish Reflection Questions (IN7)

1. Draw and label a model of how the wavelength and frequency of the colors change as you move through the rainbow.

2. Based on the past two activities infer why the moon appeared reddish during the lunar eclipse.

GLENCOE (2005): Waves, Light and Sound Ch.4 Section 2 Reflection and Mirrors Cornell Notes (IN 8). Complete note-taking for pages 101 to the end of 103. – DUE FRIDAY!  

1. Change all red and blue headings into questions and record them in the left margin  

2. Answer the questions. Go beyond facts and include detail with examples and carefully labeled sketches from the section 

 3. Define scientific terms when bolded in section Access 

 Link to text: https://www.fillmorecsd.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2726&dataid=2977&FileName=waves-sound-and-light.pdf  

Friday  

2/22 

Reflection, Absorption, Refraction Engage  

 

Gummy Bears and Light  

ALL LATE WORK DUE MONDAY 2/25

Week 23 Tentative Agenda

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

2/11 

Lincoln Holiday 

 

Tuesday 2/12 

Finish Moon Phases 

 

Moon's Orbit and Tilt 

Khan Academy Video:  

Watch the following video by Khan Academy on Moon Phases. Take notes on IN 126. Include labeled sketches DUE THURSDAY 2/14 

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/cosmology-and-astronomy/earth-history-topic/moon-phases-and-eclipses/v/intro-to-moon-phases  

 

Study for ECLIPSE QUIZ 

Review pages in your notebook: IN100 - IN125

  1. Be able to clearly model how eclipses occur- include just before the eclipse occurs, during and just after  
  2. Clearly model how an eclipse would look from someone’s perspective on Earth in or near totality 
  3. Content should be incorporated correctly into your model (i.e. moon phase, moon’s orbital shape and tilt, umbra, penumbra, etc. )  
  4. Follow the Modeling Rubric (IN 104) – includes clear descriptions and labels  
  5. Draw carefully – recommend start with pencil  
  6. Color for purpose  
  7. Keep in mind models are used to communicate HOW phenomena occur
Background info/reading on moon phases: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4158 
 
 

Buy a new spiral notebook:  

We will be using the new notebook once we finish with Eclipses 

Notebook must be:  

SPIRAL 

AT LEAST 100 PAGES 

COLLEGE RULED 

8.5X11 

Link to appropriate notebook: https://www.staples.com/staples-accel-durable-poly-cover-1-subject-notebook-college-ruled-8-1-2-x-11-assorted-52112m/product_2842761  

Please do NOT buy the 8.5x10. It does not fit the handouts and makes it difficult for students to stay organized. 

Wednesday 

2/13 

Solar Eclipse: Penumbra and Umbra 

Khan Academy Video:  

Watch the following video by Khan Academy on Moon Phases. Take notes on IN 126. Include labeled sketches DUE THURSDAY 2/14 

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/cosmology-and-astronomy/earth-history-topic/moon-phases-and-eclipses/v/intro-to-moon-phases  

 

Study for ECLIPSE QUIZ 

Review pages in your notebook: IN100 - IN125

  1. Be able to clearly model how eclipses occur- include just before the eclipse occurs, during and just after  
  2. Clearly model how an eclipse would look from someone’s perspective on Earth in or near totality 
  3. Content should be incorporated correctly into your model (i.e. moon phase, moon’s orbital shape and tilt, umbra, penumbra, etc. )  
  4. Follow the Modeling Rubric (IN 104) – includes clear descriptions and labels  
  5. Draw carefully – recommend start with pencil  
  6. Color for purpose  
  7. Keep in mind models are used to communicate HOW phenomena occur
Background info/reading on moon phases: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4158 

 

Buy a new spiral notebook:  

We will be using the new notebook once we finish with Eclipses 

Notebook must be:  

SPIRAL 

AT LEAST 100 PAGES 

COLLEGE RULED 

8.5X11 

Link to appropriate notebook: https://www.staples.com/staples-accel-durable-poly-cover-1-subject-notebook-college-ruled-8-1-2-x-11-assorted-52112m/product_2842761  

Please do NOT buy the 8.5x10. It does not fit the handouts and makes it difficult for students to stay organized. 

Thursday  

2/14 

Eclipse Quiz 

Buy a new spiral notebook:  

We will be using the new notebook once we finish with Eclipses 

Notebook must be:  

SPIRAL 

AT LEAST 100 PAGES 

COLLEGE RULED 

8.5X11 

Link to appropriate notebook: https://www.staples.com/staples-accel-durable-poly-cover-1-subject-notebook-college-ruled-8-1-2-x-11-assorted-52112m/product_2842761  

Please do NOT buy the 8.5x10. It does not fit the handouts and makes it difficult for students to stay organized. 

Friday  

2/15 

Extra Time for Eclipse Quiz 

 

Introduction to Light 

Buy a new spiral notebook:  

We will be using the new notebook once we finish with Eclipses 

Notebook must be:  

SPIRAL 

AT LEAST 100 PAGES 

COLLEGE RULED 

8.5X11 

Link to appropriate notebook: https://www.staples.com/staples-accel-durable-poly-cover-1-subject-notebook-college-ruled-8-1-2-x-11-assorted-52112m/product_2842761  

Please do NOT buy the 8.5x10. It does not fit the handouts and makes it difficult for students to stay organized.

Due for 3rd/4th Period TOMORROW

Due to the Assembly and Panoramic Picture today, please make sure you complete the following if you did not have time to complete it in class: 
 
Big Idea Connection: See OneNote for assembly and picture
Questions: 
1. What are ways scientists use models to collect evidence to explain scientific phenomena?

2. Why does the moon in a lunar eclipse appear reddish in color but black during a solar eclipse?

3. Do eclipses only occur during full moons?

4. Compare and contrast a lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse

Big Idea: Light Interactions in a System

 

Reflection Questions, reference your Moon Phase Log IN 109. Answer on IN 105:

Rephrase questions.

1.Record 2 observations

2.Record 1 inference

3.Describe a pattern you see in the column “Draw Moon” or “Visibility”

4.What do you predict the moon will look like tomorrow? Be sure to support your answer explaining observation or inferences you had.

Week 22 Tentative Schedule

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday  

2/4 

 

Bring Colored Pencils:  

We will be doing a lot of modeling this week where you will need COLORED PENCILS in order to create accurate models.  

 

CK-12 Eclipses Article Cornell Notes DUE FRIDAY 2/8 (IN 118): 

Link: https://www.ck12.org/earth-science/Eclipses/lesson/Eclipses-HS-ES/  

Cornell Notes:  

1. Change each heading into a question and record in the left margin  

2. Take notes by answering each question. Be sure to go beyond facts. Provide examples and labeled sketches  

3. Define all vocab (bold science terms) when they appear. 

Tuesday  

2/5 

Understanding Eclipses: Solar 

 

Bring Colored Pencils:  

We will be doing a lot of modeling this week where you will need COLORED PENCILS in order to create accurate models.  

 

CK-12 Eclipses Article Cornell Notes DUE FRIDAY 2/8 (IN 118): 

Link: https://www.ck12.org/earth-science/Eclipses/lesson/Eclipses-HS-ES/  

Cornell Notes:  

1. Change each heading into a question and record in the left margin  

2. Take notes by answering each question. Be sure to go beyond facts. Provide examples and labeled sketches  

3. Define all vocab (bold science terms) when they appear. 

Wednesday 

2/6 

Big Idea Connection 

 

Modeling Moon Phases 

 

 

 

Bring Colored Pencils:  

We will be doing a lot of modeling this week where you will need COLORED PENCILS in order to create accurate models.  

 

 

Thursday 

2/7 

Predicting Moon Phases 

Bring Colored Pencils:  

We will be doing a lot of modeling this week where you will need COLORED PENCILS in order to create accurate models.  

 

CK 12 Article ECLIPSES EXPLORE MORE video and questions (IN 119) – due tomorrow 

 1. Below the REVIEW questions in the CK12 ECLIPSES reading, you see the HEADING EXPLORE MORE  

 

2. Watch the VIDEO and then answer questions #3-5. Be sure to rephrase the questions in your answers. 

Friday 

2/8 

Modeling: Why don't eclipses occur every month? 

Bring Colored Pencils:  

We will be doing a lot of modeling this week where you will need COLORED PENCILS in order to create accurate models. 

Week 21 Tentative Schedule

Week 21 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 1/28 

The Growth Mindset  

If didn't finish "Group Member Evaluation" due in class Monday 

Fill out one self and member evaluation. ONE PER PERSON. Must include 4 pieces of evidence PER PERSON (including yourself) to explain why they deserve the score given: 

https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EWCFw0vMiRRDu8YTQj5XGg8BuV5sES6RsUWhHOosf_RsYQ?e=QJnnc2  

 

Bring Colored Pencils:  

We will be doing a lot of modeling this week where you will need COLORED PENCILS in order to create accurate models.  

Tuesday  

1/29 

Modeling Eclipses: Lunar 

Bring Colored Pencils:  

We will be doing a lot of modeling this week where you will need COLORED PENCILS in order to create accurate models.  

Finish Lunar Eclipse Model (IN106):  

https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EcxFHP-rtQ9HiI8HAoUSy-EBdBuzLdixQhYpUEfpSdq4Hg?e=qkihic  

Explain the WHY of what is occurring next to each drawing

Finish Reflection Questions (IN107): 

https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/Eas0gDjVp05BobTwbWilGKEBv0CAr8Ig0UrFxUgd3OMhcA?e=xUrdvh 

Reflection (IN 107Rephrase the questions in your answers.: 

1.Explain how clearly your model represents your thinking. Provide at least two examples for support (4-5 sentences) 

2.Explain at least two ways your model does NOT represent your thinking, use two pieces of evidence to support. (4-5 sentences) 

3.What are at least two pieces of information you need to know about eclipses to determine how close your model represents how lunar eclipses occur? (3-4 sentences)

Wednesday 

1/30 

Understanding Eclipses: Lunar 

Bring Colored Pencils:  

We will be doing a lot of modeling this week where you will need COLORED PENCILS in order to create accurate models.  

 

Finish Reflection Questions (IN 111) 

Rephrase the questions in your answers. 

  1. Describe at least two ways this model has changed from the model you made on IN 106 
  2. Elaborate on the new knowledge your have gained by building this model of a lunar eclipse. 
  3. What ideas remain unclear or incomplete about lunar eclipses? 

Thursday 

1/31 

Understanding Eclipses: Lunar 

Bring Colored Pencils:  

We will be doing a lot of modeling this week where you will need COLORED PENCILS in order to create accurate models.  

Finish Reflection Questions (IN113)

Rephrase the questions in your answers.

  1. Describe at least two ways your final model has changed from the previous models.
  2. Jan 20, 2019 was the last lunar eclipse of the year. Based on your understanding of the moon and how it orbits Earth, review PhET Gravity and Orbits simulation (IN 88), why do you think lunar eclipses are so rare? 

Friday 

2/1 

Modeling Eclipses: Solar 

 

Finish Reflection Questions (IN115): 

Rephrase the questions in your answers. 

1.Explain how clearly your model represents your thinking. Provide at least two examples for support 

2.Explain at least two ways your model does NOT represent your thinking. 

3.What are at least two pieces of information you need to know about solar eclipses to determine how close your model represents how they occur?

Week 20

Week 20 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Sunday 

1/20 

Eclipse at  

DUE THURSDAY JANUARY 24TH 

Eclipse Homework for Eclipse on January 20: https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EfNWTO8yQatAneJS9FKKwOUBJtTzrwAL6FpfLz3J4BBkMw?e=ALMe83 

 

Either print out and glue into your notebook or answer the questions and copy the data table onto page 102 

Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhmLlFyZ4Zw  

Link to LiveStream: https://www.timeanddate.com/live/  

Link to how to measure altitude with your hand: Stargazing Basics 3: How to measure distance in sky to find other stars  

Monday 

1/21 

No School: MLK Holiday 

 

Tuesday  

1/22 

Finish Lander to Mars Presentations 

DUE THURSDAY JANUARY 24TH 

Eclipse Homework for Eclipse on January 20: https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EfNWTO8yQatAneJS9FKKwOUBJtTzrwAL6FpfLz3J4BBkMw?e=ALMe83 

 

Either print out and glue into your notebook or answer the questions and copy the data table onto page 102 

Link to Video: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/los-angeles  

Link to LiveStream: https://www.timeanddate.com/live/  

Link to how to measure altitude with your hand: Stargazing Basics 3: How to measure distance in sky to find other stars  

 

Wednesday 

1/23 

MOT Field Trip 

DUE THURSDAY JANUARY 24TH 

Eclipse Homework for Eclipse on January 20: https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EfNWTO8yQatAneJS9FKKwOUBJtTzrwAL6FpfLz3J4BBkMw?e=ALMe83 

 

Either print out and glue into your notebook or answer the questions and copy the data table onto page 102 

Link to Video: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/los-angeles  

Link to LiveStream: https://www.timeanddate.com/live/  

Link to how to measure altitude with your hand: Stargazing Basics 3: How to measure distance in sky to find other stars  

Thursday 

1/24 

Group Evaluations 

 

Friday 

1/25 

Pupil Free Day 

 

Week 19 Tentative Schedule

Week 19 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

1/14 

Work on group PowerPoint presentation 

Work on PPT at home if needed. PowerPoint shared with Ms. Colgan by 1/16  

  • Follow rubric on OneNote (January Daily Agenda tab) 
  • Use proper scientific terminology 
  • Be prepared to present Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 

 

Lander Packet due Friday 1/18 

  • Use rubric on last page of packet 
  • Go back and review packet: is your conclusion detailed? Are all your sketches properly labeled? Is your data table filled out with appropriate units? Did you use proper scientific terminology?  

Tuesday  

1/15 

Work on group PowerPoint presentation 

Work on PPT at home if needed. PowerPoint shared with Ms. Colgan by 1/16  

  • Follow rubric on OneNote (January Daily Agenda tab) 
  • Use proper scientific terminology 
  • Be prepared to present Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 

 

Lander Packet due Friday 1/18 

  • Use rubric on last page of packet 
  • Go back and review packet: is your conclusion detailed? Are all your sketches properly labeled? Is your data table filled out with appropriate units? Did you use proper scientific terminology?  

Wednesday 

1/16 

Work on group PowerPoint presentation 

 

Begin Presentations 

Practice Oral Presentation for PowerPoint 

  • Follow rubric on OneNote (January Daily Agenda tab) 
  • Use proper scientific terminology 
  • Be prepared to present Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 

 

Lander Packet due Friday 1/18 

  • Use rubric on last page of packet 
  • Go back and review packet: is your conclusion detailed? Are all your sketches properly labeled? Is your data table filled out with appropriate units? Did you use proper scientific terminology?  

Thursday 

1/17 

Continue Presentations 

Practice Oral Presentation for PowerPoint 

  • Follow rubric on OneNote (January Daily Agenda tab) 
  • Use proper scientific terminology 
  • Be prepared to present Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 

 

Lander Packet due Friday 1/18 

  • Use rubric on last page of packet 
  • Go back and review packet: is your conclusion detailed? Are all your sketches properly labeled? Is your data table filled out with appropriate units? Did you use proper scientific terminology?  

Friday 

1/18 

Conclude Presentations 

DUE THURSDAY JANUARY 24TH

Eclipse Homework for Eclipse on January 20: https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EfNWTO8yQatAneJS9FKKwOUBJtTzrwAL6FpfLz3J4BBkMw?e=ALMe83 

 

Link to Video: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/los-angeles  

Link to LiveStream: https://www.timeanddate.com/live/  

Link to how to measure altitude with your hand: Stargazing Basics 3: How to measure distance in sky to find other stars 

Either print out and glue into your notebook or answer the questions and copy the data table onto page 102

Week 18 Tentative Agenda

Week 18 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

1/7 

Lander Project:  

Completely sketch and label final design 

Follow timeline to earn daily 2 points 

 

Finish page 9 if not finished in class  

  • Everything needs to be LABELED 
  • Materials need to be LABELED and LISTED 
  • All dimensions need to be drawn in 

 

Bring in materials needed for final design  

Tuesday  

1/8 

Lander Project:  

Build final design 

Follow timeline to earn daily 2 points 

 

Bring in materials needed for final design 

Wednesday 

1/9 

Lander Project:  

Finish building final design and begin testing  

Follow timeline to earn daily 2 points 

 

Bring in materials needed for final design 

Thursday 

1/10 

Lander Project:  

Finish testing  

Begin Mars Team Powerpoint (rubric on page 12) 

 

Chromebooks available in class from 1/10 - 1/15 

Follow timeline to earn daily 2 points 

Friday 

1/11 

Lander Project: 

Work on Mars Team Powerpoint (rubric on page 12) 

Follow timeline to earn daily 2 points

Week 17 Tentative Agenda

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

12/17 

Lander Project:  

Finish Parachute Lab 

 

Begin Design Sketch for Lander/Supply Container 

Reflection Questions (pg 96)

1. How does the size of a parachute change the rate it takes to reach the floor?

2. Explain why the data supports or does not support your hypothesis.

3. Draw and label a free body diagram to represent the gravitational force and air resistance acting on each parachute. 

DUE Tuesday end of period:  

  1. Materials list (Page 6) 
  2. Initial Sketch for Lander AND supply container (Page 7) 

Tuesday  

12/18 

Lander Project:  

Finish Design Sketch for Lander/Supply Container 

 

Begin Building of Initial Prototype 

DUE Tuesday end of period:  

  1. Materials list (Page 6) 
  2. Initial Sketch for Lander AND supply container (Page 7) 

 

DUE Wednesday end of period:  

  1. Initial prototype is built to begin initial testing on Thursday 

Wednesday 

12/19 

Lander Project:  

Finish Building of Initial Prototype 

DUE Wednesday end of period:  

  1. Initial prototype is built to begin initial testing on Thursday 

Thursday 

12/20 

Lander Project:  

 

Begin initial testing for initial prototype 

 

Friday 

12/21 

Assembly Schedule and Minimum Day 

Have a fantastic break! 

Week 16 Tentative Agenda

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

12/10 

Lander to Mars project overview  

  1. Problem (packet page 1 and 2) 
  2. Constraint (packet page 1 and 2) 
  3. Research (packet page 3 and 4) 

Study for tomorrow’s quiz –  

Unit 1 Final Quiz Know and be able to: 1.Analyze data from data tables for time, mass, distance, and/velocity 

 

 2.Calculate average velocity  

 

3.Draw and label free body diagrams with gravity and air resistance based on weight and surface area of falling objects (comparative) 

 

 4.Draw and label free body diagram of a falling object that is accelerating vs. falling at constant velocity  

 

5.Draw and label a free body diagram showing the attractive forces between two objects based on mass and distance 

 

 6.Based on free body diagrams, determine if forces are balanced or unbalanced. If unbalanced, state the direction object will move 

Tuesday  

12/11 

QUIZ  

 

Lander to Mars project overview  

  1. Constraint (packet page 1 and 2) 
  2. Research (packet page 3 and 4) 

 Goals for Day 1/2: 

Identify who is team SUPPLY CONTAINER and team LANDER

Complete #1 in packet on page 2

Review rubric in packet page 10

Begin brainstorming #2 in packet page 2

Have a plan for tonight- what can each member of the team do tonight?

 - OneNote Tab has research links if you need them

 

 

Wednesday 

12/12 

Lander to Mars project overview  

  1. Research (packet page 3 and 4) 

Continue Lander to Mars research  (packet pg 3 and 4) if not completed 

 

- OneNote Tab has research links if you need them

 TO FINISH BY THURSDAY:

- Complete #1 in packet on page 2

- Review rubric in packet page 10

- Complete #2 in packet page 2

- Finish research #3 on page 3 and 4

-If have time, begin brainstorm #4

-Have a plan for tonight- what can each member of the team do tonight?

 

Thursday 

12/13 

SUB 

Parachutes, Gravity and Air Resistance 

Continue Lander to Mars research  (packet pg 3 and 4) if not completed 

 

Friday 

12/14 

FINISH Parachutes, Gravity and Air Resistance 

Continue Lander to Mars research  (packet pg 3 and 4) if not completed 

Due MONDAY

Week 15 Tentative Agenda

 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

 

Gravity and Force Exploration 

 

Gravity and Me 

Finish PHeT worksheet if didn't finish in class: https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EYTi2_WTHcJLrPpoV-q94DUBLMsBJZkNuUX6zp_2IBOnww?e=6g3FtT 

 

Website: tinyurl.com/gravityeq 

Tuesday  

 

Creating our Solar System 

 

 Measure height of yourself when you wake up and right before bed, record on page 81

Wednesday 

 

Understanding Orbits 

Design  

 

  Measure height of yourself when you wake up and right before bed, record on page 81

 

Thursday 

 

Experiment: How do we slow an object's velocity? 

 

 Measure height of yourself when you wake up and right before bed, record on page 81

If didn't finish design for experiment in class, finish for homework  

Friday 

 

Data Collection 

 

Analysis 

 Measure height of yourself when you wake up and right before bed, record on page 81

Week 14 Tentative Agenda

 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

11/26 

Introduction to Gravity 

 

Tuesday  

11/27 

Exploring how gravity affects objects rate of motion 

 Finish the reflection questions on page 73: 

1. Did the cartoon correctly depict how objects of different masses fall toward the Earth? USE DATA from your experiment to support your reasoning (numerical data from masses and time and qualitative data from observations of video)

2. Was there a significant difference in the rate it takes different massed objects to hit the ground? Explain using DATA (numerical data from masses and time and qualitative data from observations of video) 

-your data is not significant if the data from two different massed objects overlaps

3. Were these objects in free fall? Why or why not?

Wednesday 

11/28 

Air Resistance

 

  

 

Thursday 

11/29 

Gravity and Me 

 

 

 

Friday 

11/30 

Substitute: Gravity exploration

 If don't finish Cornell Notes in class, finish for homework

Extra Class Period for CER

I will give you time in class to work on your CER and incident report to Dr. Gonzalez at the end of class tomorrow and Thursday. It will still be due by Thursday so if you need more time then work on it at home but know you will have in class time as well.