Archive for February, 2011

Atoms Day 1

Agenda:

Make-Up Work/Extra-Credit:

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Bell Ringer: Invention

Exit Slip:

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Class notes: Copy into spiral notebook:

Matter of the dayhydrogen atom

Formula:

H   a proton with an electron buzzing around.

What is it?: The smallest atom or element.

Why does it matter? It has the least number of parts.

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Vocabulary:

(matter: anything stuff (has mass) that takes up space (volume).)

(substance: a type of matter.)

*mass: how much matter there is.

*proton: a positive part of a hydrogen atom

*electron: a negative part of a hydrogen atom

Essentials:

16.A pure substance is stuff made of only one kind of matter with definite properties.(i.e. sugar, salt, iron, & copper.)
17.Three states of matter are: Solid, Liquid, and Gas. Matter will change from one state to another if thermal energy is absorbed or released. (i.e. heat solid ice and itbecomes liquid water.)
18.Some pure substances, called elements, cannot be broken down into othersubstances by any chemical means. (i.e. iron, copper, gold, carbon, & chlorine.)
19.An atom is the smallest particle of a substance (matter.)
20.The nucleus in the center of the atom made of protons & neutrons.

  • The outside is the electron cloud

21.Protons are tiny positively charged particles.
22.Electrons are tiny negatively charged particles that are found in orbit around thenucleus.
23.A molecule is a group of atoms that are joined together and act as a single unit.(i.e. a water molecule is made of 2 hydrogen atoms tied to 1 oxygen atom: H2O.)
24.Physical changes change the form of a substance, but not its identity. (i.e. ice issolid water, a crushed can is still a can.)
25.In chemical changes one or more substances combine or break apart to formnew substances. (i.e. burned wood becomes charcoal and carbon dioxide gas.)
26.Volume is the amount of space that matter occupies. (i.e. a 2-Liter bottle of soda)
27.A solid has a definite volume and a definite shape. (i.e. spilled rocks look the sameas in a glass.)
28.A liquid has no definite shape of its own, but has a definite volume. (i.e. watertakes the form of the bottle it’s in and spreads out when spilled.)

30.A Gas has no definite shape of its own and can change volume easily. (i.e. askunk’s spray on a dog fills a room quickly.)
31.The elements can be arranged by similarities in the Periodic Table of the Elements. Elements in the same column react similarly. Elements in the same rowhave similar electron levels.

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Scientific Method and Robotics

Agenda:

Make-Up Quizes

Make-Up Work/Extra-Credit:

Select an assignment that matches the subject of your missing or incomplete work:

  1. Atoms,
  2. Waves,
  3. Sound ,
  4. Electromagnetic Waves
  5. Light,
  6. Magnetism
  7. Static Electricity
  8. Current
Open files in Adobe Reader to turn in completed form.

Collected Work: Labs,

Homework: Electromagnets Adapted Reading worksheet

Benchmark and Scientific Method

D15 Benchmark Assessment

Brainpop Scientific Method

View Video and turn in the ScientificMethodBrainpopQuiz (Check using the review quiz at Brainpop)

Visual Learning Company Scientific Method Video & ScientificMethodVLCPost-TestO

Finish taking or retake Quia Final Exam

Make-Up Quizes

Make-Up Work/Extra-Credit:

Select an assignment that matches the subject of your missing or incomplete work:

  1. Atoms,
  2. Waves,
  3. Sound ,
  4. Electromagnetic Waves
  5. Light,
  6. Magnetism
  7. Static Electricity
  8. Current
Open files in Adobe Reader to turn in completed form.

Collected Work: Labs,

Homework: Electromagnets Adapted Reading worksheet

Final Exam

Agenda:

Open files in Adobe Reader to turn in completed form.

Final Exam Review Games:

Quia Final Exam

Make-Up Quizes

Make-Up Work/Extra-Credit:

Select an assignment that matches the subject of your missing or incomplete work:

  1. Atoms,
  2. Waves,
  3. Sound ,
  4. Electromagnetic Waves
  5. Light,
  6. Magnetism
  7. Static Electricity
  8. Current

Electric Current Day 5

Agenda:

Electrical Safety

  • Safety notes and guided reading.
  • Tops Fuse Bang Steel Wool.
  • Brainpop Current Electricity
  • Brainpop Electric Circuits
  • Quia Electricity Review And

    SCA 09-Electric Current

    Final Exam Review Games:

    Collected Work: Lab sheets

    Homework:

    SciFi Book Project AssignmentSciFiRubric, due tomorrow Friday, May 21st.

    Make-Up Work/Extra-Credit:

    Select an assignment that matches the subject of your missing or incomplete work:

    1. Atoms,
    2. Waves,
    3. Sound ,
    4. Electromagnetic Waves
    5. Light,
    6. Magnetism
    7. Static Electricity
    8. Current
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    Bell Ringer: Quizlette?

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    Class notes: Copy into spiral notebook:

    Matter of the day: Fuses

    Diagram: 

    What is it?: 

    A device that is designed to burn out or blow out when too much current is flowing in a circuit. Usually made of a thin wire like a light-bulb filament.

    Why does it matter?.

    Keeps electronics from blowing up and starting fires.

    Matter of the day: GFCI Outlets

    Diagram:

    What is it?:

    Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt Circuits. A device that breaks the flow of electricity if it senses that electricity is leaving the circuit, like a hair dryer in water.

    Why does it matter?.

    Keeps electronics from shorting out and electrocuting people.

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    Vocabulary:

    Circuit:a a path that allows electrons to flow. Parallel circuit: devices that are wired side by side.

    Series circuit: devices that are wired one after another.

    Device: any object that works in a circuit.

    Switch: a device that opens or closes a circuit.

    Resistor:a material that slows that flow of electrons.

    Electric Current Day 4

    Agenda:

    1. Review Homework. Circuits Review & Reinforce
    2. Series and Parallel Batteries Circuits Lab or Tops Battery Circuits 101
    3. Sentences-Electric Current
    4. Quia Review Activities
    1. Study: ElectricityStudyGuideBrainpop CircuitsBrainpop Current
    2. Final Exam Review Games:

    Collected WorkCircuits Review & Reinforce

    Homework: Study Guide Ch 2 Current ElectricitySeries and Parallel Batteries Circuits LabSentences-Electric Current

     

    Make-Up Work/Extra-Credit:

    Select an assignment that matches the subject of your missing or incomplete work:

    1. Atoms,
    2. Waves,
    3. Sound ,
    4. Electromagnetic Waves
    5. Light,
    6. Magnetism
    7. Static Electricity
    8. Current
    9. CIrcuits
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    Bell Ringer: Quizlette?

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    Class notes: Copy into spiral notebook:

    Matter of the day: Batteries in a circuit

    Diagram:


    What is it?:

    Batteries are connected in series to get higher voltages to push current.

    Why does it matter?.

    They act differently in parallel.

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    Vocabulary:

    Circuit:a a path that allows electrons to flow. Parallel circuit: devices that are wired side by side.

    Series circuit: devices that are wired one after another.

    Device: any object that works in a circuit.

    Switch: a device that opens or closes a circuit.

    Resistor:a material that slows that flow of electrons.

    Electric Current Day 3

    Agenda:

    Review: Current Review & Reinforce homework

    Series and Parallel Lights Batteries Circuits Lab

  • Resistors and multimeter
  • light bulbs in series and parallel activity.
  • Batteries in series and parallel activity.
  • Electricity Review Games:

    Final Exam Review Games:

  • Collected WorkCurrent Review & Reinforc

    Homework: Circuits Review & Reinforce

    Make-Up Work/Extra-Credit:

    Select an assignment that matches the subject of your missing or incomplete work:

    1. Atoms,
    2. Waves,
    3. Sound ,
    4. Electromagnetic Waves,
    5. Light,
    6. Magnetism
    7. Static Electricity
    8. Current

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    Bell Ringer: Quizlette?

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    Class notes: Copy into spiral notebook:

    Matter of the day: Series and Parallel Light Circuits

    Diagram:

    one path-when 1 goes out, they all go out

    many paths-when 1 goes out, the others stay on

    What is it?:

    Holiday lights can be wired both ways.

    Why does it matter?.

    Home wiring is in parallel

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    Vocabulary:

    Circuit:a a path that allows electrons to flow.

    Parallel circuit: devices that are wired side by side.

    Series circuit: devices that are wired one after another.

    Device: any object that works in a circuit.

    Switch: a device that opens or closes a circuit.

    Resistor:a material that slows that flow of electrons.

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