P 24, August 31, 2017

Learning Target: I can explain the relationship between net force, mass, and acceleration.
Activity: Warm up: Drawing force diagrams. Notes on Newton’s 1st & 2nd laws. Demonstration. Newton’s 2nd law worksheet

P 23, August 30, 2017

Learning Target: I can explain and apply how an object maintains a constant velocity when all forces acting on the object are balanced.
Activity: Remediation.  Test corrections.  Notes on balanced forces with guide if time allows.

P 22, August 29, 2017

Standards: SP2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how forces affect the motion of objects.
a.Construct an explanation based on evidence using Newton’s Laws of how forces affect the acceleration of a body.
Explain and predict the motion of a body in absence of a force and when forces are applied using Newton’s 1st Law (principle of inertia).
Calculate the acceleration for an object using Newton’s 2nd Law, including situations where multiple forces act together.
Identify the pair of equal and opposite forces between two interacting bodies and relate their magnitudes and directions using Newton’s 3rd Law.
Develop and use a model of a Free Body Diagram to represent the forces acting on an object (both equilibrium and non-equilibrium).
Use mathematical representations to calculate magnitudes and vector components for typical forces including gravitational force, normal force, friction forces, tension forces, and spring forces.
Learning Target: I can state Newton’s First Law and apply it to the motion of objects.  I can explain what a force is.
Activities: Test remediation & correction. Station Rotation on Newtons Laws.

ES 21, August 28, 2017

Standard: SES5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate the interaction of solar energy and Earth’s systems to produce weather and climate.
a. Develop and use models to explain how latitudinal variations in solar heating create differences in air pressure, global wind patterns, and ocean currents that redistribute heat globally.
b. Analyze and interpret data (e.g., maps, meteograms, and weather apps) that demonstrate how the interaction and movement of air masses creates weather.
c. Construct an argument that predicts weather patterns based on interactions among ocean currents, air masses, and topography.
Learning Targets: List the gases in the atmosphere by percentage.
Explain how dew forms.
Explain how clouds form.
Activity: Complete notes on 11.2.  Turn in section assessments.  Make a cloud organizer- see page 300 for an example.

P 20, August 25, 2017

Learning Target- Calculate the slope of a line and interpret its meaning
Interpret the graphical models that describe motion

Activities:  Self Quiz on the test. Complete problem set by going over & final check.  Test Monday.

ES 20, August 25, 2017

Learning Target:  I will be able to explain how a cloud forms.
Activity:  Read 11.2 & 11.3 from the book.  Notes on chapter 11.  Complete the section assessment questions for each.  Notes on above.

P 19, August 24, 2017

Learning Target- Calculate the slope of a line and interpret its meaning
Interpret the graphical models that describe motion

Activities:  Test Monday.  Complete problem set, answer questions.

ES 19, August 24, 2017

Learning Target:  I will be able to state the relationship between pressure & temperature in the atmosphere.
Activity:  Pressure/Temperature Worksheet 28 & 29.  Check & go over the questions on 288 from yesterday.

P 18, August 23, 2017

Learning Target:  Calculate velocity and acceleration
Graph position and analyze velocity and acceleration from the graph

Activities: Complete CPO labs.  Close Graphing motion “warm up”

ES 18, August 23, 2017

Learning Target: I will know the layers of the atmosphere and their components and order.
Activity: Test corrections- you’ll get 1/2 credit for questions that you correct.  Complete the foldable from 281.  Notes on the atmosphere.  Answer the questions on p. 288 1-7.

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