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Learning Target: I will be able to calculate the densities of irregular objects. Assignments: 1)Class starter: Explain It: Poly-density Bottle. After the bottle is shaken and the blue and white beads mix within the liquid explain why the beads settle in the bottle the way that they do. Draw observations and write paragraph explanation. 2)Read " Archimedes' Crowning Moment" pages 22-23. Answer questions 1-6 on handout. 3) View Video Clips: The Story of Archimedes' and The Real Story of Archimedes'
Learning Target: I will understand the different between mass and weight. Assignments: 1)Class Starter: Why does the golf ball float in the green liquid? Explain in SNB 2) Finish Inquiry 2.2 We will work on this on Friday. 3) Read "Mass or Weight?" page 21 in POM text. Write definition of Mass, Weight, Gravity and answer the questions on handout. Visit www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/ Homework:Read Chapter 3 Student reading on Density. Click on download below.
Learning Target: I will understand the property of matter called density and I will know how to calculate it. Assignments: 1) Class Starter: Why do some of the soda cans float in water and others sink? Explain in SNB 2) Read page 20, Density as a Characteristic Property. 3) Notes on Density. Define Density and work through practice problems. Glue in density triangle in SNB. 4) Inquiry 2.2 Comparing the Densities of Different Substances, page 18 in POM text. Collected data and answered questions 1-3. Time to write conclusion in class tomorrow. We also visited American Chemical Society Multimedia pages Chapter 3, lesson 1. Homework: Answer lab questions and complete any unfinished mass and volume worksheets.
Learning Target: I will show my ability to take careful and accurate measurements of volume and mass. Assignments: 1) Class Starter: What is volume? What are the units of measuring liquid volume? What are the units of measuring volume of a solid?2) Take notes on how to measure volume in centimeters cubed using formulas for a rectangular solid, cylinder, and a sphere. Take notes on how to use the displacement method to measure the volume of an irregular shaped item. Go over homework answers. Check for Volume section in your notebook. Read Useful Calculations page 16 in P.O.M. text. 3) Complete Mini-lab: Measuring Volume. Tape into SNB. 4)Read handout on Mass. Learn or review how to use a triple beam balance. Notes on Mass in SNB. 5) Complete sheet The Triple and Four Beam Balances. Glue into SNB. 6) Mini-Lab: Measuring Mass. Tape into SNB. Complete foldable mass problems. Make a Mass section in your notebook. Homework: Complete Mass worksheets in SNB.
Disciplinary Core Ideas/Crosscutting Concepts/Science and &Engineering Processes
Learning Target: I will know what volume is and the different ways that volume can be measured. Assignments: 1) Review phase change vocabulary for quiz today. 2) Phases of Matter Quiz 3) Read handout on Volume 4) Complete worksheet on how to measure the volume of solids. 5) Complete worksheet on how to measure the volume of liquids using a graduated cynlinder. Glue/tape todays worksheets into SNB. Homework: None
Learning Target: I will understand that some substances have properties of both solids and liquids. I will understand that the properties of reactants will be different from the properties of the product in a chemical reaction. Assignments: 1) Twig video clip: Non-newtonian fluids. In SBN for todays starter write example of non-newtonian fluids and describe what they are. 2) Lab: Making Synthetic Polymer. Answer lab Q/A1-5 on lab sheet and the following questions in SNB: A) Describe in your SNB the properties of the reactants and the properities of the final product. B) How do you know a chemical reaction has occurred? When adding the cross-linker chemical (borax) the directions were vague 6-8 ml. What do you think will happen if you added more borax to the PVA? Think about the purpose of the cross-linker molecule and how we demonstrated its function with students models in class on Monday. Homework: 1) Finish #2 above if you do not finish in class today. Reminder this is the start of a new tri-semester. 2) View video below States of Matter: Solids, liquids, gases, and plasma. to review for quiz tomorrow. Also review notes on Solid, liquid, gas, see below.
Learning Target: I will understand that some substances have properties of both solids and liquids. These are polymers. I will understand that the properties of reactants will be different from the properties of the product in a chemical reaction. Assignments: 1) Finish Lab 7 Poster Summary interpreting the data from the heating curve that you made last week. 2) Reviewed procedures for Making a polymer lab tomorrow. Taped in Lab directions and highlighted information on polymers. Homework: 1) Review notes on Solid, liquid, gas, see above. Quiz on Wednesday. New tri-semester starts today. 2) Read Phase Change 1 and 2 on Chem4Kids website, click on button below to go to the correct page to review for the quiz.