Unit 1 Physical Properties of Matter

  • This is a work in progress -- subject to change and specifics added -- some of the links will not be used in class due to time -- they are good references though and can be beneficial

     

    Details of Lessons including 5E’s, Resources & Homework

     August 28, Wednesday.

    Engage, Explore, Explain:  Students will:

     Honors: Balloon Inflation Engagement activity

    29, Thursday

    Explore:  Students will:

    Engage/Explain: Students will:

    • Begin to share a (recycled type) item from home to represent one of the vocabulary terms and be able to explain how their item represents their vocabulary term***

    Engage: Students will:

    Explore/Explain :

    30, Friday

    Engage/Explore:  Students will:

    NO SCHOOL MONDAY September 2nd, Labor Day

    September 3, Tuesday

    Explore: Students will:

    Explain/Evaluate: Students will:

    • share a (recycled type) item from home to represent one of the vocabulary terms and be able to explain how their item represents their vocabulary term***
    • complete filling in metal, nonmetal & metalloid trifold and review the characteristics of metals, nonmetals and metalloids in their foldable
    • Brainpop:  Metals and answer questions                   Honors only        too difficult for regular and below
    • Using 6.6A Metals, non-metals, and metalloids student journal pages 3-5 stemscope (this is from and OLD stemscope activity -- we can make copies of the cards)
    • be supplied with a set of element cards that give descriptions of metals, nonmetals, and metalloids.  
    • classify these elements based on their descriptions-property characteristics.
    • Science 6:  small group one set of cards at a time
    • Honors: small group all cards at one time

    4, Wednesday     metals, metalloids and nonmetals

    Explore: Students will:

    5, Thursday        metals, metalloids and nonmetals

    Engage:  Students will:

    Explain: Metal or Nonmetal Lab continued and reflected upon in class discussion

    • Dr Bailers Exit Ticket on metals and  nonmetals

    6, Friday

    Evaluate:  

    Students will:  read and answer 10Science Doodles questions:  referring to metals, nonmetals and metalloids

    Engage/Explore:

    Students will:  use chromebooks to practice reading mass and volume on virtual equipment

    Google Classroom

    Students will:

    9 Monday           Introducing Density

    Google Classroom

    Students will:

          put together and read information on density in their foldable and notes and glue them in their science journals

     

     HOMEWORK

    •         Read the article “What the Heck is Density” and answer questions and highlight or underline the answers in the reading passage

     

    10, Tuesday        Measuring Mass

    Engage/Explore:  Students will:

    •         FOCUS MAINLY ON MASS TODAY
    •         Calculate the mass of specific objects using the triple beam balance and record their data to be used to find the density of specific objects and finally use the formula for density (density = mass ÷ volume) (Teacher made lab)
    •         complete a data table and answer discussion questions on their investigation

    11, Wednesday   Volume of a rectangular prism

    •         FOCUS ONLY ON VOLUME TODAY
    •         Calculate the volume of specific objects that are rectangular prisms using a ruler and record their data to be used to find the density of specific objects and finally use the formula for density (density = mass ÷ volume) (Teacher made lab)
    •         Calculating Volume practice

                complete a data table and answer discussion questions on their investigation

    12, Thursday      Volume of an irregular object

    •         FOCUS ONLY ON VOLUME TODAY
    •         Calculate the volume of specific objects using a graduated cylinder and record their data to be used to find the density of specific objects and finally use the formula for density (density = mass ÷ volume) (Teacher made lab)
    •         complete a data table and answer discussion questions on their investigation

    13, Friday           Pretest for student goal on maps, graphs and charts

    16, Monday         Staff Development and PLC

    17, Tuesday        Calculating Density

    FOCUS MAINLY ON CALCULATING DENSITY TODAY

    Video on Density:  Science Max | Best Science Experiment ! | Science Max Season1 Kids Science

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PHcnoYXHHY             

    Explore/Elaborate/Evaluate:  Students will:

    •         Discuss and calculate 7 Density Questions – solving for density D = m ÷ v
    •         Calculate the density of objects through a scenario set of questions.
    •         Density Review
    •         Density Quiz – 10 questions

    18, Wednesday   Calculating Density

    FOCUS MAINLY ON CALCULATING DENSITY TODAY

    Explore/Elaborate/Evaluate:  Students will:

    •         Discuss and calculate 7 Density Questions – solving for density D = m ÷ v
    •         Calculate the density of objects through a scenario set of questions.
    •         Density Review
    •         Density Quiz – 10 questions

    19, Thursday      Calculating Density

    FOCUS MAINLY ON CALCULATING DENSITY TODAY

    Explore/Elaborate/Evaluate:  Students will:

    •         Discuss and calculate 7 Density Questions – solving for density D = m ÷ v
    •         Calculate the density of objects through a scenario set of questions.
    •         Density Review
    •         Density Quiz – 10 questions
    •         Explore/Elaborate/Evaluate:  Students will:

    20, Friday          Minerals

    Engage/Explore:  Students will:

    Explore:  Students will:

    23, Monday        Written Review

    24, Tuesday       Review

    25, Wednesday  Unit DCUA

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