• Week of 6/10/2019


    • Design and conduct a scientific investigation and understand that current scientific knowledge guides scientific investigations.
    • Describe relationships using inference and prediction.
    • Use appropriate tools and technologies to gather, analyze, and interpret data and understand that it enhances accuracy and allows scientists to analyze and quantify results of investigations.
    • Develop descriptions, explanations, and models using evidence and understand that these emphasize evidence, have logically consistent arguments, and are based on scientific principles, models, and theories.
    • Analyze alternative explanations and understanding that science advances through legitimate skepticism.
    • Use mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry.
    • Understand that scientific investigations may result in new ideas for study, new methods, or procedures for an investigation or new technologies to improve data collection.
    • Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks. 
    • Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
    • Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
    • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions, on grade-level topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
    • building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly

    Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions MS-PS2

    1.  Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding object
    2.   Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object
    3. Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces
    5. Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact 
    Energy MS-PS3
    1. Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object
    2. Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system
    5. Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object


    Learning Targets

    I can: 

    • I can describe how collisions between objects can transfer energy and cause changes in motion.
    • I can use Newton's Laws of Motion to explain and predict the motion of objects.
    • I can explain the difference between potential and kinetic energy.
    • I can use Newton's Laws to explain the relationship between potential and kinetic energy,
    • I can explain how energy can be transformed within a system.

    Lessons/ Classwork

    • Finish up "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" movie and questions
    • Review information from the final and "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" trivia