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Q1. Week 1 9/6 ~ 1: T: I can learn the class routine, and we’ll read the course outline.
9/7. Th. T: We'll learn lab and class safety rules. Names learned! Do Now: List any patterns you can observe in this classroom. * * *
Class Rules and Routine
Enter quietly, check for hand-outs, and sit down in assigned seat. Read board, copy any hw or notes. Get out last night’s hw* Be one of the 20% who actively engage in class discussions J. Mr. Smith will instruct the first 6-8 min. and the last 5 min. Do not leave any materials behind when you leave; push in chair.
9/8 T: I can explain how party poppers can apply to science.
“Most people perceive science as unrelated to their daily lives, unable to see the ties between the science they study and the world where they live.” Dr. Cheek
(Target and “Do Now” is already on the lab sheet – you don’t have to write it in your spiral notebook. J)
T: How does science apply to party poppers?
Do Now: 1. What would you looooooooooove to learn about in science this year?
2. List any goals you have made for yourself this year
9/11. M. : I can explain how to measure the volume of irregular objects. Today we'll review Friday's lab activity, and we'll explore the story of Archimedes.
9/12. T.: I can teach volume and the scientific method to a neighbor.
Do now: What was the purpose of the party popper activity?
Ans.: To learn the sci. method, and to observe an ordinary toy in an extraordinary way.
Today we'll review sheet 4, the "Eureka" story, and the sci. method. P.R.H.E.R.C.R. Problem Research Hypo. Exp. Results Conclusion (3/5) Repeat (V)
9/13 ~W: I can synthesize the key parts of the "Eureka" story with my three partners. A. B. C. D. Favorite part of story:
Phy. Sci. The Composition of Matter 9/18~ #10 Mr. Smith P.p. 450-6 Q. 1-4
1. Both compounds and het. mixtures are composed of more than one element, and both are homog. mixtures. They are different in that compounds are chem. bonded and have an exact ratio. Mixtures do NOT have these two traits.
2. Substances are...either an element or a compound, while mixtures can be made from combinations of compounds or elements.
3. Colloids do not settle out; suspensions eventually do settle out. Particles in colloids are smaller than particles in suspensions.
4. Because you have to shake certain fruit juices, then the materials/particles will settle out.
9/19~#11: We'll review Mon. hw (elements, compounds, and mixtures), plus review the quiz. Students will have time to re-read p.p. 450-6.
9/20~#12: We'll review the quiz (finally), plus do lab stations based on Monday's work
9/22~#13: We'll continue our labs, demonstrating how ordinary objects can demonstrate properties of matter.
Week 4 9/25~#14: We'll synthesize our labs, and learn how others study for science. Notes: Density- How tightly-packed particles are. Mass per unit volume. D=M/V Ball: 100 grams 50 mL Calculate density of ball: