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  • This week in Science Continues from last week 1/21/2019

    Posted by Cathy Griffin on 1/20/2019 2:00:00 AM

    Student will know unbalanced forces cause a change in an object’s motion, be able to calculate net force and compare balanced and unbalanced forces as they relate to motion.

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  • This week in Science 1/14/2019

    Posted by Cathy Griffin on 1/13/2019 5:00:00 AM

    Students will know gravitational forces between two objects are directly related to their masses and the distance between them and be able to differentiate between mass and weight.  We will also know friction occurs in sliding, rolling and stationary (static) situations and be able to describe ways friction can be increased/decreased. Identify contact forces and non-contact forces.

     Homework Graphing motion worksheet page 35 &36

    Everyone

    SC.8.P.8.2 – Differentiate between weight and mass recognizing that weight is the amount of gravitational pull on an object and is distinct from, though proportional to, mass. SC.6.P.13.1 – Investigate and describe types of forces including contact forces and forces acting at a distance such as electrical, magnetic, and gravitational. SC.6.P.13.3 – Investigate and describe that an unbalanced force acting on an object changes its speed, or direction of motion, or both.

    Honors only

    SC.912.P.12.3 – Interpret and apply Newton's three laws of motion. SC.912.P.12.4 – Describe how the gravitational force between two objects depends on their masses and the distance between them. SC.912.P.10.10 – Compare the magnitude and range of the 4 fundamental forces gravitational, electromagnetic, weak nuclear, strong nuclear). SC.6.P.13.2 – Explore the Law of Gravity by recognizing that every object exerts gravitational force on every other object and that the force depends on how much mass the objects have and how far apart they are.

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  • This week in Science 1/7/18

    Posted by Cathy Griffin on 1/7/2019

     

    The students will be describing motion with a mini toy lab. They will do a card sort and match scenarios to different types of graphs. Tuesday we will make a foldable identifying the slope of a line on a distance time graph. I will read a story and the students will collect data and graph the story. We do a mini speed lad and calculate speed. Finally, the students will write their own Motion Story and graph it. Then answer the question about what a distance time graph can show us, specifically identifying when it is at a constant speed. Honor’s student will do a couple activities on Stemscopes.

    Homework assignment is a lesson outline for chapter 1.2 Speed

     There will be a test next week on this topic.

    Everyone

    Standards: SC.6.P.12.1 – Measure and graph distance versus time for an object moving at a constant speed. Interpret this relationship.

     Honors only

     Standards: SC.912.P.12.1-Distinguish between scalar and vector quantities and assess which should be used to describe an event.  SC.912.P.12.2 – Analyze the motion of an object in terms of its position, velocity, and acceleration (with respect to a frame of reference) as functions of time. 

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  • 9/24/2018 Knows and Dos

    Posted by Cathy Griffin on 9/24/2018 6:00:00 AM

    Student will know the historical development of periodic table. The periodic table is a chart of the elements arranged into rows and columns according to their physical and chemical properties. (Elements, periods, groups, metal, metalloid, non-metal, family characteristics) Students will read and do summaries about the families that element belong to and why they are categorizer it that way. Student will present the finding to their peers who will takes notes to use later for their element project.(Element Project consists of a poster, background information report, a family search, a block they will make of their element Time will be given in class to do however can be done at home too.) Student will do a concept map about the Periodic Table of Elements and a content practice sheet.

     

    Standards

    SC.8.P.8.1 – Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic theory) by using models to explain the motion of particles in solids, liquids, and gases.

    SC.8.P.8.5- Recognize that there are a finite number of elements and that their atoms combine in a multitude of ways to produce compounds that make up all of the living and nonliving things that we encounter.

    SC.8.P.8.6 – Recognize that elements are grouped in the periodic table according to similarities of their properties.

    SC.8.P.8.7 – Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic theory) by recognizing that atoms are the smallest unit of an element and are composed of sub-atomic particles (electrons surrounding a nucleus containing protons and neutrons).

    Honors

    SC.912.P.8.4 – Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic theory) by describing the structure of atoms in terms of protons, neutrons and electrons, and differentiate among these particles in terms of their mass, electrical charges and locations within the atom.

    SC.912.P.8.5 – Relate properties of atoms and their position in the periodic table to the arrangement of their electrons.

     

     

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  • 9/17/2018 Knows and Dos

    Posted by Cathy Griffin on 9/17/2018 9:00:00 PM

     

    Students will know there are a finite number of elements. Students will know that elements are grouped in the periodic table according to similarities of their properties. They will also know that atoms are the smallest unit of an element and are composed of sub-atomic particles and know if an element is a solids, liquids, or gas at room temperature. Students will diagrams of atoms, electron configurations, and Lewis Dot structures.

     

     

    This standards will be the same for the next couple of weeks

    SC.8.P.8.1 – Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic theory) by using models to explain the motion of particles in solids, liquids, and gases

    SC.8.P.8.5- Recognize that there are a finite number of elements and that their atoms combine in a multitude of ways to produce compounds that make up all of the living and nonliving things that we encounter.

    SC.8.P.8.6 – Recognize that elements are grouped in the periodic table according to similarities of their properties.

    SC.8.P.8.7 – Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic theory) by recognizing that atoms are the smallest unit of an element and are composed of sub-atomic particles (electrons surrounding a nucleus containing protons and neutrons).

     

    Cambridge

    SC.912.P.8.3 – Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic theory) by describing changes in the atomic model over time and why those changes were necessitated by experimental evidence.

    SC.912.P.8.4 – Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic theory) by describing the structure of atoms in terms of protons, neutrons and electrons, and differentiate among these particles in terms of their mass, electrical charges and locations within the atom.

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  • 9/10/2018 Knows and Dos

    Posted by Cathy Griffin on 9/10/2018 8:00:00 AM

    Students will know:

    Historical development of periodic table. Elements, periods, groups, metal, metalloid, non-metal. The periodic table is a chart of the elements arranged into rows and columns according to their physical and chemical properties.

    Students will do:

    Create their own the periodic table to determine the number of protons, neutrons and electrons of an atom. Locate and describe properties of metals, metalloids and non-metals. Locate and describe the properties of elements within periods and groups. They will do conducted an investigation to solve how scientists have discovered what and atom would look like.

     

    SC.8.N.3.1 – Select models useful in relating the results of their own investigations

    SC.8.N.2.2 – Discuss what characterizes science and its methods

    SC.8.N.3.2 – Explain why theories may be modified but are rarely discarded.

    SC.8.P.8.1 – Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic theory) by using models to explain the motion of particles in solids, liquids, and gases.

    SC.8.P.8.6 – Recognize that elements are grouped in the periodic table according to similarities of their properties.

    SC.8.N.1.6 – Understand that scientific investigations involve the collection of relevant empirical evidence, the use of logical reasoning, and the application of imagination in devising hypotheses, predictions, explanations and models to make sense of the collected evidence.

    Added ones for Cambridge

    SC.912.P.8.3 – Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic theory) by describing changes in the atomic model over time and why those changes were necessitated by experimental evidence.

    SC.912.P.8.4 – Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic theory) by describing the structure of atoms in terms of protons, neutrons and electrons, and differentiate among these particles in terms of their mass, electrical charges and locations within the atom.

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  • 9/3/218 Knows & Dos

    Posted by Cathy Griffin on 9/3/2018 7:00:00 PM

    Student will know how Atomic theory and P. Table have changed as scientists have discovered new information and explain why theories may be changed but rarely discarded. Student will do a graphic organizer to learn how and who shared in the current theory of and atom. Student will do a Lab and discover how science make their theories.

     We didn’t not finish all the Knows and Dos for the previous week.

    SC.8.N.3.2 – Explain why theories may be modified but are rarely discarded.

    SC.8.P.8.1 – Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic theory) by using models to explain the motion of particles in solids, liquids, and gases.

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  • 8/20/18 Knows and Dos

    Posted by Cathy Griffin on 8/20/2018 4:00:00 PM

              Students will know the difference between Quantitative and Qualitative data, will know what outcome (dependent), test (independent), and constant variables are and be able to identify them in an investigation, will practice knowing how to graph, summarizing, and analyze data. Student will do graphic organizers, flip charts, graph points, and do an Observation Lab. Student will practice writing “If… then hypothesis” and collaboration with each other in small groups. All information should all be kept in their Interactive Folder.

    The Standards: SC.8.N.1.1 – Define a problem from the eighth grade curriculum using appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding, plan and carry out scientific investigations of various types, such as systematic observations or experiments, identify variables, collect and organize data, interpret data in charts, tables, and graphics, analyze information, make predictions, and defend conclusions. . LAFS.68.RST.1.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts. LAFS.68.RST.1.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions. LAFS.68.RST.1.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

     Identifying Variables Worksheet

              Note: We will be taking the Benchmark Test. There will be homework due on Wednesday

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  • 8/13/2018 Knows and Dos

    Posted by Cathy Griffin on 8/13/2018 7:00:00 AM

    Students will know the class rules, expectations, procedures, lab safety, and how “Bell Work” will be set up and done every day. Student will know on the first day of the week what the Knows and Dos will be for the entire week. Student will do a graphic organizer “How to Survive Mrs. Griffin Class.” Students will do a “Bell Work” every day, we also do “Exit Tickets” two ways to check for understanding. Student will create a Positive poster for Lab Safety Rules in the classroom. We will construct our Interactive Folders that include our science textbook pages for each unit.

    The Standards: LAFS.6-8.SL.1.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

    Honors: SC.8.N.2.1 – Distinguish between scientific and pseudoscientific ideas

    NOTE: Safety Lab Contracts will come home and need to be signed before your child can do a lab. First lab date could be 8/22/17 Tuesday. There will be homework due on Friday

    Cambridge Syllabus

    Regular Syllabus

    Lab Safety (This ne must be signed)

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