**Weekly Lessons August 20th-24th**
**Monday**- I will check that students have a binder and a journal just for my class for 10 points. Students will participate in a Peanut Lab in which they will be describing, measuring, weighing, and drawing a peanut that they choose out of a bowl. The goal is to help students understand that when doing lab work they need to be very specific, descriptive, and accurate. Students will fill out a following directions sheet to help them understand the importance of reading and following all directions. Students will fill out a get to know you sheet and I will share with the students some of my background and interests. Students will be assigned a Physical Science textbook.

**Reminder**: Parent signature sheet is due on Tuesday the 21st.

**Tuesday**- I will collect the parent signature sheet. I will explain to students that when they write their bellringers in their journal, they need to always put the Bellringer number, write the question/s or the title for the selection that they have to read, and an answer to the question/s.

**BR**#1 1. What is science? 2. How do scientists study the world? Students will take notes and have discussion over Chapter 1 Section 1 The Naure of Science.

**Homework**: Chapter 1 Vocab on page 35, there are 15 words that need to be defined. due Wednesday.

**Wednesday**- I will collect the chapter 1 vocab.

**BR#2** Read Leonardo da Vinci on page 13 and answer question 1 in your journal. Students will take notes and have discussion over Chapter 1 S.2 The Way Science Works. I will explain how to do metric conversions with the students and go over several examples.

**Homework**: Metric Conversion Worksheet.

**Thursday**- I will collect the Metric Conversion Worksheet.

**BR #3** Read "How the Gateway Arch was Built" on page 29. Answer both questions in your journal. Students will take notes and have a discussion over Chapter 1 S.3 Organizing Data. I will explain to the students how to calculate scientific notation and significant figures and give examples.

**Homework**: Concept Review: Organizing Data.

**Friday**- I will collect the Concept Review: Organizing Data.

**BR#4** 1. Record all of the observations you can about the unlit candle. 2. Record all of the observations you can about the lit candle. Students will complete the Measurement Lab.

**Homework**: Metric conversions on the Measurement Lab.