Trebuchet Lab

EQ: How do you build a trebuchet?
Warm up: Team captains go to lab tables and log on to computers.
-blass.wiki.conestogavalley.org à Transition Science Physics
-Trebuchet instructions
Summary: Build trebuchets




Great Energy Debate

Thursday 3/31/16
EQ: Which sources of energy is the best to replace oil as our main energy source?

Warm up: Make a list of the renewable and nonrenewable energy resources we use to make electricity and heat in our society.

- Review types of energy and resources
- Rotate the room and share summary (Adv, Dis, Fact)
Summary: What is the best (re)source of energy to replace oil as our main source of energy in the U.S.?
- RACER (5 sentence minimum)
- Compare 3 top resources and pick one
- Cite advantages/ disadvantages
- Work on energy study guide with extra time
HW: Finish Great Energy Debate ESSAY pre-writing!


















Tuesday 12/1/15
EQ: What are the basic science skills necessary to find relationships between variables?
Warm up: What does it mean for two things to be “related”?
-Physics Unit Preview
-Review warm up
-Review basics of experimental design & variables
-Graph literacy interactive
-http://concord.org/projects/graph-literacy#curriculum
-1.4 Independent and Dependent variables
Summary: How do you place IV/ DV on a graph?
HW: Graphing strategies packet (complete last page summary)



Wednesday 12/2/15
EQ: What are the basic science skills necessary to find relationships between variables?
Warm up: What is the relationship
between the variables on this graph? à
-Review warm up
-Review graphing HW
-Graph literacy interactive
-http://concord.org/projects/graph-literacy#curriculum
-1.4 Independent and Dependent variables
Summary: Start HW
HW: Experimental Design Problem set #1 (side one)

Thursday 12/3/15
EQ: What are the basic science skills necessary to find relationships between variables?
Warm up: Explain what the line on your graph can tell you about the relationship between variables.
- Review ED Problem set #1 HW
Summary: Complete questions in graphing packet
HW: None.

Friday 12/4/15
EQ: What are the basic science skills necessary to find relationships between variables?
Warm up: Turn on laptops and log in. DO NOTHING ELSE.
-Review ED Problem set #1
-Graph literacy interactive
-http://concord.org/projects/graph-literacy#curriculum
-1.4 Independent and Dependent variables
Summary: Misleading graphs in the real world.
HW: Check your grades and make up work!

Monday 12/7/15
EQ: What are the basic science skills necessary to find relationships between variables?
Warm up: If I wanted to see how the fuel efficiency of my car changes based on which gas station I get gas from, what would my independent and dependent variables be?
-Review warm up
-Review 1.4 IV and DV simulation
-Graph literacy interactive
-http://concord.org/projects/graph-literacy#curriculum
-1.2 Equivalent graphs
Summary: Complete 1.2 in graphing packet
HW: Finish simulation (if necessary)

Tuesday 12/8/15
EQ: What are the basic science skills necessary to find relationships between variables?
Warm up: How does changing the scale on a graph change the way the information on a graph looks?
-Review warm up and misleading graphs
http://www.statisticshowto.com/misleading-graphs/
-Graph literacy interactive
-http://concord.org/projects/graph-literacy#curriculum
-1.3 Interpolation
Summary: Fill in graphing packet questions
HW: Complete the Post-activity for 1.3 interpolation.

Wednesday 12/9/15
EQ: What are the basic science skills necessary to find relationships between variables?
Warm up: Turn on your laptop, go to my website, and go to our simulation site. THENWAIT FOR DIRECTIONS
- Review HW
-Graph literacy interactive
-http://concord.org/projects/graph-literacy#curriculum
-1.3 Interpolation
Summary: Fill in graphing packet questions
HW: Finish 1.3 Interpolation questions in blue packet

Thursday 12/10/15
EQ: What are the basic science skills necessary to find relationships between variables?
Warm up: GET OUT BLUE PACKET- Do Interpolation POST ACTIVITY about temperature in degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit. (#1 and 2)
-Review Interpolation activity graph and analysis
Summary: Review Post activity and making a model equation
HW: Finish Interpolation Post-activity


Friday 12/11/15
EQ: What are the basic science skills necessary to find relationships between variables?
Warm up: What does a mathematical equation (model) tell you about two variables? (think about our temperature example yesterday)
- Discuss how graphs and equation show a relationship
Summary: Interpolation review
HW: Check grades and make up work

Monday 12/14/15
EQ: How do you describe an object’s position?
Warm up: ED #1 (back Side) creating a model equation
Summary: REVIEW ED #1 creating a model equation
HW: None


Tuesday 12/15/15
EQ: How does the radius of a circle affect the circumference of a circle?
Warm up: Complete circle lab pre-lab questions.
- Review pre-lab
-Review graphing strategies
-Graph data
-Circle Lab graphing analysis
-Whole group- Analyze data and review conclusion questions
Summary: Circle Lab conclusion questions
HW: Finish Circle Lab conclusion questions

Wednesday 12/16/15
EQ: How do you describe an object’s position?
Warm up: GET OUT CIRCLE LAB- WAIT QUIETLY!
- Review circle lab conclusions questions
-Review introduction to Positive and Negative Position Lab
-Identify key vocab
-Review/Discuss Coordinate plane
Summary: Try position scavenger hunt
HW: “thinking about position” lab conclusion questions

Thursday 12/17/15
EQ: What is the difference between distance traveled and change in position?
Warm up: Get started finishing Position Lab Scavenger hunt (10 minutes)
-Review scavenger hunt
-Review HW
-Motion and frame of reference notes
Summary: Graphing position and time preview
HW: 3.1 position on a coordinate plane

Friday 12/18/15
EQ: How does the position of our car change over time?
Warm up: How is measuring change in position different than measuring distance of an object?
-Review scavenger hunt
-Review HW
-CV worksheet #1
Summary: Car Lab preview
HW: Check grades and make up work