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.