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  • 10/21-10/25

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 10/18/2019 3:50:00 AM

    Monday: Notes on work and power; Practice problems page 107 #1-3

    Tuesday: Work and power practice sheet (click here)

    Wednesday/Thursday: Work and Power Lab; Forms of Energy identification; Notes on Kinetic/Potential/Mechanical Energy; Practice sheet Kinetic/Potential Energy (click here)

    Friday: Finish Kinetic/Potential wkst; Energy Conservation foldable 

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  • 10/14-10/18

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 10/14/2019 12:15:00 AM


    Monday: NO SCHOOL 

    Tuesday/Wednesday: Energy intro worksheet (click here)--use the textbook; Bill Nye video; Finish vocabulary 

    Thursday/Friday: Finish vocabulary and missing work if absent.

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  • 10/7-10/11

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 10/6/2019 3:10:00 AM

    Monday: Notes on Momentum; Practice sheet--forces (click here)

    Tuesday: Finish forces practice sheet; Ch. 3 study guide (click here)

    Wednesday/Thursday: Finish study guide; Ch. 3 test


    Friday: Ch. 4 vocabulary: 





    kinetic energy

    potential energy

    elastic potential energy

    chemical potential energy

    gravitational potential energy 

    law of conservation of energy 

    mechanical energy


    thermal energy

    electric power

    electromagnetic waves 


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  • 9/30-10/4

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 9/30/2019 3:10:00 AM

    Monday: Finish ch.3 vocab; Forces intro lab

    Tuesday: Notes on Forces

    Wednesday/Thursday: Friction Lab; Notes on Newton's Laws and video questions; Newton's First Law Lab




    Friday: Gravity Notes; Practice problems 

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  • 9/23-9/27

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 9/22/2019 3:15:00 AM


    1st pd: Finish Speed and Acceleration notes and practice 

    4th and 5th: Ch. 2 study guide 


    1st pd: Mixed Motion practice problems 

    4th and 5th: Finish ch. 2 study guide (click here)


    1st pd: Ch. 2 study guide 

    4th and 5th: Make-up day 


    1st pd: Study guide and study 

    4th and 5th: Ch. 2 Test 


    1st pd: Test

    4th and 5th: Ch. 3 Vocab

    Force, net force, unbalanced force, balanced force, friction, gravity, weight, newton’s first law of motion, inertia, newton’s second law of motion, newton’s third law of motion, air resistance, terminal velocity, free fall, law of conservation of momentum

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  • 9/16-9/20

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 9/15/2019 3:10:00 AM


     Bell ringer:

    Copy and answer:

    Joseph runs 20 meters north and 15 meters east. He then travels 24 meters south, 7 meters west, and 4 meters north. What is his displacement? What is his total distance?


    Frame of Reference lab


    Tuesday: Notes on speed, graphing motion, and velocity; 

    Speed= d/t

    Time = d/s

    Distance = s x t

    *Practice problems from notes 

    *Review textbook problems from Friday



    *Bell ringer: What is the speed of a boat that is traveled 367 meters in 23 seconds?

    *Speed and velocity Lab

    *Notes on Acceleration pgs 56-57

    *Copy the example acceleration problem on pg 58

    *Acceleration equations rearranged (copy):


    A = Vf - VI/t


    Vf= (a x t) + VI


    VI= -(a x t) + Vf


    T= Vf - VI/a

    *On a separate sheet of paper—answer questions 22-24 –show your work! And turn in  


    *Bell ringer: How far (in meters) will you travel in 180 seconds running at a speed of 6 m/s?

    *Mixed motion worksheet—double and trip check your work (and show it) use your notes and make sure it is correct! 

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  • 9/9-9/13

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 9/8/2019 2:00:00 AM

    Monday: Review for Unit 1 Test 

    Tuesday: Unit 1 Test

    *Notebooks due! 

    *Ch. 1 Study Guide due! 


    Vocab ch. 2: Motion, frame of reference, displacement, distance, speed, velocity, momentum, acceleration

    Distance/Displacement notes 

    Distance/Displacement lab (click here)

    Friday: Distance/Displacement practice (coming soon)

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  • 9/2-9/6

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 9/4/2019 2:05:00 AM

    Monday-Wednesday: Holiday and Hurricane--NO SCHOOL

    Thursday: Accuracy and Precision notes (get from peer if absent); Accuracy and Precision practice (click here)

    Friday: Picture Day! 

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  • 8/26-8/30

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 8/25/2019 5:20:00 AM

    *There will be a notebook check at the end of the week and a ch. 1 test next week! 

    Monday: Measuring Lab (click here for lab sheet *must complete make-up lab before or after school if absent)

    Tuesday: Conversions and practice (click here

    Wednesday/Thursday: Scientific notation and practice (click here); Begin ch.1 study guide (click here

    Friday: Complete ch.1 study guide and all work from this week; notebook check. 

    Notebook check: 

    Syllabus and lab safety contract 

    Lab equipment 

    Ch. 1 essential questions and answers 

    Vocab-- 22 terms 

    Scientific method graphic organizer 

    Graphing notes 

    Measurement (ruler) notes and practice 

    Conversions notes and practice 

    Scientific notation notes and practice 

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  • 8/19-8/23

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 8/18/2019 2:15:00 AM


    Pd 4: Copy down essential questions into notebook: 

    • What is physical science and who is it important to?


    • How is the scientific method used in everyday life?

    Ch. 1 vocabulary (picture and definition for each term): 

    Scientific method, observation, Hypothesis, Experiment, Dependent variable, Independent Variable, Constant, Control, Infer, Bias, model, Scientific Law, Scientific Theory

    Scientific method graphic organizer (click here)

    Pd 1 and 5: 

    Placemat consensus: What is physical science and where/how do we see it in our everyday lives? 

    Review steps to scientific method--graphic organizer (click here)

    Tuesday: Review and practice graphing (click here

    Wednesday/Thursday: Ch.1 vocabulary part 2: 

    Length, mass, volume, density, SI, matter, line graph, bar graph, circle graph

    Comprehension questions: textbook pg. 13 #'s 1-3 (write on a separate sheet of paper and turn in)--must be in complete sentences, restating the question! 

    Review--how to use a ruler, writing measurements in proper units and form

    Friday: Practice using lab equipment--ruler, graduated cylinder, and electronic balance 


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