a look into our class
2/29 Video "Science in Action How Science Works" on Youtube/Students write two questions and underline important info. (1. How does the amount of force put on a car affect the distance that the car will travel? 2. What happens to the distance a car travels when the same amount of force is being used, but the mass of the car changes?) Then use one of them to develop a lab sheet to test the question being asked. Should include hypothesis, materials, procedure, and chart to collect data.
3/1 Continue with writing a complete lab sheet and begin testing their hypothesis.
3/2 Finish with data collection and graph data. Next write four questions concerning their graph to be answered by a partner.
3/3 IOWA ASSESSMENT DAY
3/4 Video on friction/draw a picture of a car and label all of the forces that are acting on the car
3/7 Helicopter Lab and discussion of air resistance/Fusion Book pages 388-395 (5,7-18)/discussed #6 in class
3/8 Check the Fusion book and different demos of gravity and centripetal force/Youtube video on Feather and Bowling Ball drop in a vacuum and Hammer and Feather on the Moon
3/9 Rally Around the Room Lab/ students will work with force to complete three different tasks
3/10 Read Day/Complete lab from 3/9 and write up results
3/11 Begin Review for Quarter Test
3/14 Complete Review
3/15 Quarter Test
3/16Youtube video on Dennis Northcutt versus an ostrich/discussion on speed/ How Fast Lab (design a lab to calculate the speed of a toy car)
3/17 Complete How Fast Lab (write a paragraph comparing the speed of the two objects and explain why one was faster than the other, what factors affected the speed)/Read Day
3/18 Fusion Book pages 360-371 (5-9,12-23)
3/21 Identify graphs from a given set of information/write a scenario to be graphed by a partner
3/22 Review over graphs and complete an activity involving 8 graphs
3/23 Speed Video/Knock Your Socks Off Video
3/29 Introduction to Egg Car Project/students will brainstorm ideas on how to build an egg car that is crashworthy
3/30 Build day for Egg Car
3/31 Build day and start testing designs