PCS Grade 7 & 8 Science - Mr. Wahlstrom
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Welcome to Mr. Wahlstrom's science class agenda page. Each day, I will post my lesson plan on this page including the homework and other relevant notes. Because I teach from this page in class, students and parents are encouraged to review it regularly for homework, updates on what's going on in class, and as a tool to keep in touch if illness strikes... From time to time I will edit out older work and save it in the "Class Agenda and Homework Archive" located in the handout folder. Look for it there. __________________________________________________________________________ Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Day 2 Specials Swap - Grade 8 to have first period special. Grade 7 Agenda: Pass back all chemical symbol quizzes. Pass back and go over Rare Material Quiz Atomic Structure Diagram - skill check History of Atomic Structure Worksheet Isotopes Powerpoint and Discussion - isotope - mass Number - isotopes and Atomic Mass Quiz on Monday- History of Atoms and Atomic Structure Study Guide: - key milestones (worksheet) - Atomic structure - nucleus - protons - neutron - electron cloud - electrons - energy levels Properties of Particles that Make Up Atoms - charge - mass - location - Diagramming Atoms - determining protons, neutrons, and electrons - location of protons, neutrons, and electrons - distributing electrons in energy levels - Isotopes - mass Number - differences in number of neutrons - isotopes and Atomic Mass Future: Atomic Structure Models - Project Rubric and Description Atomic Structure Models due ??? Grade 8 Agenda: Newtons 1st and 2nd Law quiz tomorrow. - Study Guide Force Body Diagram Skill Check Second Law Calculation Skill Check Third Law: - Worksheet check Class Notes: - Action and Reaction - Third Law Video - Reaction and Normal Force - Rocket Propulsion Homework: Quiz Tomorrow - study Monday, May 2, 2016 Day 1 Grade 8 Agenda: Sir Isaac Newton and Lebron James Reading Comprehension Activity - Close reading required. - Respond to all questions using evidence from the text to support answers. - This is a time limited activity and must be completed in class. Second Law Calculations and Examples Homework: Newton's Third Law Read and Take Notes due Tuesday Grade 7 Agenda: Second Chemical symbol quiz. A Rare material and a Surprising Weapon RC Quiz Atomic Structure Diagram Skill Check Friday, April 29th - No Quizzes or tests Grade 7 agenda: Collect "A Rare material and Surprising Weapon" HW. Atomic Structure Diagrams. Practice of diagramming elements. As time permits - Hunting the elements. Grade 8 agenda: Newton's Second Law Powerpoint. Examples for Notes Newton's Third Law and Lebron James Reading comp. Homework: Newton's Second Law Practice due Monday. Thursday, April 28, 2016 Day 5 Grade 8 Agenda: Force diagrams - balanced and unbalanced forces. Net Force. First Law. Newton's Second Law of Motion with examples if possible. No Homework Grade 7 agenda: Chemical symbol quiz. Atomic Structure Diagrams. Homework: A rare material and a surprising weapon Reading Comp. Formally prepared homework due tomorrow. Grade 8 Agenda: force diagrams - balanced and unbalanced forces. Net Force. First Law. Newton's Second Law of Motion. Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 Day 4 Grade 7 Agenda: Atomic Structure Powerpoint Atomic structure diagrams. - Reading the Periodic Table - Periods - Families - Atomic Number - Atomic Mass - Atomic Mass Units (AMU) - Diagramming an Atom - charge balance - determining number of protons - determining number of electrons - distribution of electrons - determining number of neutrons - Homework: Quiz on chemical symbols tomorrow. Grade 8 agenda: Force diagrams - paired work Preparing an overhead Presentation of Overheads The first Law balanced and unbalanced forces net force Modification of Overheads & present. No HW Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 Day 3 Grade 8 Agenda: Check completion of Newton's First Law HW Forces and the First Law - Powerpoint and notes. Friction Video (Physics for Fun) Force Diagrams Homework: Diagram the assigned force(s) in your notebook using appropriate terms as instructed on the worksheet. Be prepared to collaborate as a team member in class tomorrow. Building Big due Wednesday Grade 7 Agenda: Flash card check. History of Atoms - finish PPT. Atomic Structure Powerpoint, Notes, and Models... Monday, April 25 2016 Day 2 Grade 7 Agenda: Find chemical symbols for all elements on "the list." Make flash cards for each element. Be sure first letter is upper case and any second letter is lower case! Study for quiz on all elements in set - know spelling and chemical symbol. Flash cards due tomorrow - all students to produce in class for a check. Quiz dates: - Thursday, April 28th - Monday, May 2nd - Thursday, May 5th (Grade capped at 90%) History of atoms: Grade 8 Agenda: Library: Building Big - time to complete, due Wednesday. Please finish and "Turn It In." Newton's First Law R&TN - due tomorrow. Friday, April 15, 2016 Day 1 Grade 8 Agenda: Next Unit - Forces in transportation systems and structures Building Big Labs - due Tuesday the 26th Assistance with finalizing Can Cooler graphs Computer Lab Grade 7 Agenda: Collect Reading Comp. Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Day 5 Grade 8 agenda: Grade 7 Agenda: Review scoring rubrics Drafting of Design Introduction - formal heading - Design team name (no personal names) - Introduce design concept - identify and discuss ALL key features - suggest ways design could be further improved or developed (address critiques in rubrics) - Style: formal narrative - audience: Product development and marketing team - purpose: to convince a development team to select and further develop your design for marketing and sale. - TNR or Arial #12, double spaced, well edited, 1 page avg. length. Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Day 4 Grade 7 Agenda: Checking Sea and Land Breeze Assignment Preparing a Graph of your cooler performance. Please be sure graph includes appropriate titles, headings, etc. Be sure graph title has your design number - no personal names please... Future goal: Prepare a 1 page "Design Introduction" that explains (in detail) your design and its various features to a Product Development and Marketing Team. Grade 8 Agenda: Evaluating Personal Can Coolers - Evaluation Teams - Evaluation Criteria - Temperature Testing Homework: Plate Tectonics Webquest - ready for tomorrow. Monday, April 11, 2016 Day 3 Grade 8 agenda: Pass back/go over Thermal Energy and Heat quiz - 1st grade term 4 Collect Plate Tectonics RC and reading Library Webquest - Plate tectonics Grade 7 Agenda: Collect (final chance) sketches of design! Keeping Cans Cold Lab Test Friday, April 8, 2016 Day 2 Grade 7 Agenda: "Sand, Water, and Air Lab" Review Sea Breeze discussion and notes Land Breeze & Sea Breeze Physics - temperature differential (land/sea) - heat capacity of Water - Takes lots of thermal energy to raise temperature - slow to warm up - holds heat, slow to cool down - retains summer heat well into fall - Low and High Pressure, rising and sinking air - wind blows cold to hot Sea and Land Breezes Due Tuesday... Grade 8 Agenda: Afternoon assembly, modified schedule. Math review how to use the cube root key Trapezoid Proof! Help with Sea breeze Land Breeze Activity as needed. Plate tectonics RC - Due Monday. Thursday, April 7, 2016 Day 7 Grade 8 Agenda: Half Day Today Sea Breeze discussion and notes Land Breeze & Sea Breeze Physics - temperature differential (land/sea) - heat capacity of Water - Takes lotsof thermal energy to raise temperature - slow to warm up - holds heat, slow to cool down - retains summer heat well into fall - Low and High Pressure, rising and sinking air - wind blows cold to hot Plotting Air and Land Temperatures Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Day 6 Grade 8 Agenda: Differential Heating of Sand and Water Lab - Set up notebook - Run experiment, collect data Pass back Insulator Simulation graphs. Pass back Electromagnetic Spectrum RC Sea Breeze discussion and notes Land Breeze & Sea Breeze Physics - temperature differential (land/sea) - heat capacity of Water - slow to warm up - holds heat, slow to cool down - retains summer heat well into fall - Low and High Pressure, rising and sinking air Lab Intro for Tomorrow. Homework: Koozie Lab Wrap Up due Thursday. Grade 7 Agenda: Shortened classes after Lunch 1:05 - 1:40 1:40 - 2:15 2:15 - 2:45 Collect Proposal Sketches Data review & Plotting Demonstration of Heat Capacity Air vs. Water Land Breeze & Sea Breeze Physics - temperature differential (land/sea) - heat capacity of Water - slow to warm up - holds heat, slow to cool down - retains summer heat well into fall - Low and High Pressure, rising and sinking air 3 data sets - Ocean and Land Temperatures, Boston, MA and Bar Harbor, ME - Partners - Each partner graph one location only. - choose 3 colors 1 each for Avg. Ocean, Avg. Hi, and Avg. Low - Plot each data set in pencil - sketch a smoothed curve over the data in its correct color. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Day 5 Grade 8 agenda: Quiz - Thermal Energy and Heat Sea Breeze - due Tomorrow. Koozie Lab - Calculating Average Temperature Correct and do #8 - submit Pass back and go over Insulator Graph Homework: Sea Breeze due Wednesday. Koozie Lab Wrap Up due Thursday. Grade 7 Agenda: Keeping Canned Drinks Cold - Project Update Heating Land and Sea Demonstration and data Collection Keeping Canned Drinks Cold - projects due Monday. Friday, April 1, 2016 Day 4 Grade 8 Agenda: MCAS Go over quiz study guide. Pass back Insulator Simulation graphs. Sea Breeze Grade 7 agenda: (After Lunch) Thursday, March 31, 2016 Day 3 Grade 8 agenda: MCAS Short classes until lunch: - no significant time left... Grade 7 agenda: shortened classes Project work time. Sketches. Product descriptions. No refrigeration for projects will be provided in the testing lab on test day. Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Day 2 Grade 7 agenda: Sketch of Solution Label with features/characteristics that are relevant to the problem. Criteria checklist Due Friday. Radiation - Looking at visible Light. Homework: Design Proposal Due Friday. Grade 8 agenda: Quiz Study Guide - will discuss Thursday Insulators: Can Koozie Testing Homework: Heat Transfer in a Soda Can wrap Up due Friday at midnight. I will grade it late after midnight. Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Day 1 Grade 8 Agenda: - radiation - particle with a lot of thermal energy - lose energy by emitting "light" (photons) - called electromagnetic radiation - light, infrared, ultraviolet, radio, microwave, etc. - photons can be absorbed by other particles and give them energy. Visible Light - waves - wave length - colors and different wavelengths - seeing different wavelengths Spectroscope Activity Demonstration of Conduction Homework: Sea Breeze Grade 7 Agenda: Sea Breeze Assignment Ideation and Planning of Solution Monday, March 28 2016 Day 6 Grade 7 Agenda: 1st Period: Reading Comp. Skunk Cabbage Sea Breeze Reading/Assignment. Pass back tests with corrections to grades. Student team registration. Read: Creating Solutions and develop process. Time for Creating solutions - 10 minutes individual ideation and sketching - 10 minutes share and discuss Homework: Sea Breeze Assignment due tomorrow. Grade 8 agenda: Pass back graphs - collect late/missing work. Check and go over Density review Radiation: Sharing of Brain-pop notes The Can Problem: No Homework 1:05 - 1:40 1:40 - 2:15 2:15 - 2:45 Friday, March 25, 2016 Day 5 Grade 8 Agenda: Check and discuss insulation simulation responses, collect graphs. Pass back Extinction Case study Quiz Density review - d=m/v - FDSS - displacement - rectangular solids - cylinders Conduction - conduction - contact - how molecules transfer energy - most effective in solids and liquids (density) Radiation brainpop Homework: Density worksheet Grade 7 Agenda: Pass back and go over thermal energy and heat quiz Research - library Thursday, March 23, 2016 Day 4 Grade 7 Agenda: Pass back - go over... Review research guidelines. Library research. Grade 8 Agenda: Pass back, go over... - Extinction Jigsaw Quiz (out of 12, 1 e.c.) - Dinosaur Demise Theory Computer Simulation Activity - Data gathering check. - Graph discussion. - wrap up question - formal prep in notebook. What kids want to know about heat? Extra Credit Opportunity. Heat defined, the flow of thermal energy between bodies. Direction - always warmer toward cooler Types of heat - conduction - contact - how molecules transfer energy - most effective in solids and liquids (density) - convection - occurs in liquids and gasses - particles absorb energy (conduction, radiation) - increased motion reduces density - less dense fluids rise - flow - can be forced - fans, pumps - radiation - particle with a lot of thermal energy - lose energy by emitting "light" (photons) - called electromagnetic radiation - light, infrared, ultraviolet, radio, microwave, etc. - photons can be absorbed by other particles and give them energy. How might these forms of heat be relevant to the "can problem?" Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Day 3 Grade 8 agenda: Heat homework completion: check and issue notices. How does energy affect the world around us? Thermal energy, total potential and kinetic energy of all particles Use PowerPoint/slideshow to support Tomorrow we will discuss Heat. Computer Lab Activity: Conductors and Insulators: during Startup, read pages 165 and 166 in Motion forces and Energy. Complete computer lab simulations and gather data on the worksheet. Graph on graph paper. Finish all reflection questions in your science notebook. Homework: Graph and questions due Friday. Grade 7 agenda: Criteria and Constraints: - class to list on board - transcribe to shared document. Research Objectives: Some ideas from your friends: Beginning a body of research. - these shared ideas may be used. - add other research as you see fit, come across new ideas. - all research must be fact based but in your own words. - all research must include a proper MLA citation. Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Day 2 Grade 7 Agenda: The Class Problem Statement: Canned soft drinks warm up before many people can finish them, spoiling the beverage. Design Objective: Thermal Energy and Heat Quiz After the quiz: Read "Researching the Problem" in the Engineering Design Packet. Reflect on this reading then make a list of three specific research goals you think will assist you in solving the problem we identified in class. Fill out the Research: Keeping Canned Drinks Cold Assignment in Google Classroom. Homework: Research goals due tomorrow. Grade 8 agenda: Lesson 1: Temperature and Thermal Energy Library - Unfinished "Investigating States of Matter" completion. Work on Homework - Read and annotate Heat. 20 Minutes then return to classroom. The particle view of matter (atoms and molecules) modeling solids liquids and gases particles always in motion Temperature scales Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin Temperature, average kinetic energy of the particles Thermal expansion, increased kinetic energy spreads particles out Homework: Read heat and prepare answers to worksheet in Google Classroom Due tonight at midnight. Friday, March 18, 2016 Day 1 Grade 8 Agenda: Read and annotate Temperature and Thermal Energy packet. Complete Computer simulation as part of Google Classroom assignment. Assignment to be turned in no later than Midnight Sunday. Homework: Google Classroom assignment due Midnight Sunday. Grade 7 Agenda: Defining a Problem, Criteria, and Constraints. - identify the problem - narrow it down. - Writing a problem statement. - open ended - permits many different solutions - identifying criteria - desirable characteristics - relate to purpose or function - identifying Constraints - limitations - restrictions (often based on external limits) Problem statement workshop. -Group by "team" -Write a simple problem statement. -List five criteria with reason why each seems relevant. -List five constraints with reason why each seems relevant. Group share: Homework: None Thursday, March 17, 2016 Day 6 Grade 7 agenda: Check Can Wrap Up - Identify unfinished students. Extra Help After School Radiation Notes - Review Brainpop Worksheet Radiation Notes: - radiation - particle with a lot of thermal energy - lose energy by emitting "light" (photons) - called electromagnetic radiation - light, infrared, ultraviolet, radio, microwave, etc. - photons can be absorbed by other particles and give them energy. Study Guide Defining a Problem, Criteria, and Constraints. - identify the problem - narrow it down. - Writing a problem statement. - open ended - permits many different solutions - identifying criteria - desirable characteristics - identifying Constraints - limitations Grade 8 Agenda: Finishing Extinction Case Study Jigsaw A reading of an 1867 account of the passenger pigeon. Reflection: Finishing The empty forest Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Day 5 Grade 8 Agenda: Pass back and go over Dinosaur Demise Case study Jigsaw Expert groups twenty minutes Presentation fifteen minutes class debrief First Period Special Grade 7 agenda: After School Assistance - Heat transfer in a Soda Can Lab Wrap Up Thursday After School - If your late, you better show... Radiation Notes: - radiation - particle with a lot of thermal energy - lose energy by emitting "light" (photons) - called electromagnetic radiation - light, infrared, ultraviolet, radio, microwave, etc. - photons can be absorbed by other particles and give them energy. Quiz Monday: Arrangement of particles in solid, liquid, gas Motion of particles in solid, liquid, gas Thermal Energy and motion of Particles Temperature - define, measure Conduction, Convection, Radiation Define, describe, give examples Diagram Convection Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Day 4 Grade 7 agenda: Computer Lab - Heat transfer in a Soda Can Wrap Up. Students to continue reading and annotating Engineering Design in their notebooks while computers startup. The Design Process: Using the packet provided, Identify the first six steps of "The Design Process." Define/Describe each using appropriate details from the packet to support your response. Also, Explain what each of the following are: criteria, constraints, prototype Grade 8 agenda: Pass back and go over Evolution Quiz. Extinction Questions graded and returned - please check grades/comments. Collect Sparrow/Pike Reading Responses. The Empty Forest - Video and worksheet. No Homework Monday, March 14, 2016 Day 3 Grade 8 Agenda: Finish dinosaur demise Quiz: Pass back and go over evolution quiz. Human Caused extinction RC activity. Homework: Human Extinction due tomorrow Friday, March 11, 2016 Day 2 Half Day Dismissal Grade 7 agenda: Check Conduction and Convection research - collect Heat defined, the flow of thermal energy between bodies. Types of heat - conduction - contact - how molecules transfer energy - most effective in solids and liquids (density) - convection - occurs in liquids and gasses - particles absorb energy (conduction, radiation) - increased motion reduces density - less dense fluids rise - flow - can be forced - fans, pumps - radiation - particle with a lot of thermal energy - lose energy by emitting "light" (photons) - called electromagnetic radiation - light, infrared, ultraviolet, radio, microwave, etc. - photons can be absorbed by other particles and give them energy. What kids want to know about heat? How might these forms of heat be relevant to the "can problem?" Thursday, March 10, 2016 Day 1 Grade 8 Agenda: Dinosaur Demise Comprehension Quiz - Staple HW to back of quiz. Review of Earth Viewer - check completion. Pass back Mass Extinction (reflection questions based on video and notes. The Day the Mesozoic Died - completion of video and work
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