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Abbeviation Key
HOLT = Holt Physical Science Book
PH = Prentice Hall Science Book (in classroom only)
WB = workbook
HO = Handout

Handouts & lecture notes will be available online here: Downloadable assignments
Old warm-ups online here: warm-ups Achive

Prior year lesson plans:
2016-2017
2015-2016
2014-2015
2013-2014
2012-2013
2011-2012
2010-2011
2009-2010
2008-2009
Prior year warm-ups:
2016-2017
2015-2016
2014-2015
2013-2014
2012-2013
2011-2012
Date Classwork Homework
---August---
T 8/20 Information cards, discuss parent letter, discuss rules and procedures Parent letter (DUE 8/23)
W 8/21 Warm-up (1), Activity: Introductions 3-ring folder with dividers (due 9/6)
R 8/22 Warm-up (2), finish activity: introductions, grading example, Kahoot, QUIZ: Grading, rules, and procedures
F 8/23 Seating Chart, Warm-up (3), Intro: Scientific Method, Prelab: Aircraft Movement (Scientific Method practice), overview of class website DUE TODAY: Week 1
1) Warm-ups (3)
2) activity: introductions
3) grading example
M 8/26 Warm-up (1), HO: Scientific Method, Lab: Aircraft Movement (Scientific Method practice), discuss lab write-up (data/results, conclusion)  
T 8/27 Warm-up (2), Lab: Chromatography (Scientific Method practice) lab write-up
W 8/28 Warm-up (3), discuss lab: chromatography, Intro: Dimensional Analysis, HO: Time Problems #1-20 HO: Time Problems #1-10 ALL & #12-20 EVEN
R 8/29 Warm-up (4), correct HO: Time Problems #1-10 ALL #12-20 EVEN, Intro: Metric system & Conversions, HO: Metric System Conversions #1-14 HO: Metric System Conversions #1-14

DUE TODAY: Week 2

1) Warm-ups (4)
2) Lab: Aircraft Movement
3) HO: Scientific Method
4) Lab: Chromatography
5) HO: Time Problems #1-10 ALL #12-20 EVEN

F 8/30 Admissions Day - School Closed
 
---September---
M 9/2 Labor Day - School Closed  
T 9/3 Warm-up (1), Activity: Metric Helicopters Read HOLT pp. 42-48
W 9/4 Warm-up (2), QUIZ: Scientific Method and Conversions, wordsearch: metric system HO: Scientific Method Coloring
R 9/5 Warm-up (3), Intro: Measuring Length, HO: Length, Metric Measuring Activity: Length Finish Metric Measuring Activity: Length
F 9/6 Warm-up (4), Intro: Measuring volume, HO: Volume, Metric Measuring Activity: Volume HO: Using Correct Units #1-12

DUE TODAY: Week 3
1) warm-ups (4)
2) HO: Metric System Conversions #1-14
3) Activity: Metric Helicopters
4) HO: Scientific Method Coloring
5) wordsearch: metric system
6) HO: Length

7) Metric Measuring Activity: Length
8) HO: Volume
9) Metric measuring activity: volume
M 9/9 Warm-up (1), correct: HO: Using Correct Units #1-12, Intro: Measuring Mass, HO: Using the Balance, Activity: Mass, Folder check - 4 sections for science  
T 9/10 Warm-up (2), Activity: Motion and Reference Points  
W 9/11 Warm-up (3), Intro: motion, speed, & velocity, HO: Speedy Journey, Prelab: Inclined to Roll, HO: Velocity Problems HO: Velocity Problems
R 9/12 Warm-up (4), Lab: Inclined to Roll Read HOLT pp. 336-340
F 9/13 Warm-up (5), Activity: Domino Derby, Activity: Velocity HOLT p. 343 #3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10

DUE TODAY: Week 4
1) warm-ups (5)
2) HO: Using correct units
3) HO: Using the balance
4) Activity: Mass
5) Activity: Motion and Reference Points
6) HO: Speedy Journey
7) HO: Velocity Problems
8) Lab: Inclined to roll
9) Activity: Domino Derby
10) Activity: Velocity
M 9/16
Warm-up (1), correct HOLT p. 343 #3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, Video: Bill Nye Motion, Quiz: Velocity, Speed, & Motion
 
T 9/17 Warm-up (2), Intro: Acceleration, Game: Pictionary Read HOLT pp. 341-342, HOLT p. 343 #1, 2, 7, 11
W 9/18 Warm-up (3), correct HOLT p. 343 #1, 2, 7, 11, Activity: Accelerometer, HO: Acceleration word problems #1-10 HO: Acceleration word problems #1-10
R 9/19 Warm-up (4), Lab: Stomp Rockets - day 1 (design and build)  
F 9/20 Warm-up (5), Lab: Stomp Rockets - day 2 (test for optimal angle) DUE TODAY: Week 5
1) Warm-ups (5)
2) HOLT p. 343 #3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10
3) Video notes
4) HOLT p. 343 #1, 2, 7, 11
5) Activity: Accelerometer
6) HO: Acceleration word problems #1-10
M 9/23 Warm-up (1), Lab: Stomp Rockets - day 3 (rocket iteration)
T 9/24 Warm-up (2), Lab: Stomp Rockets - day 4 (test revised rockets and competition) HO: Test Review Q's #1-10
W 9/25 Warm-up (3), Mythbusters: Gummy Bear Rocket HO: Test Review Q's #11-21
R 9/26 Warm-up (4), correct HO: Test Review Q's #1-21, Review Game (millionaire)  
F 9/27 Warm-up (5), Test: Scientific Method, Measurements, Conversions, & Motion

DUE TODAY: Week 6
1) warm-ups (5)
2) Lab: Stomp Rockets
3)
HO: Test Review Q's
4) video notes



M 9/30 Unassigned Day - No School  
 
---October---
T 10/1 Warm-up (1), Intro: Force, Demo: Newton's First Law (Ballistic cars, penny/cup, coin/elbow), HO: Force Problems Read HOLT pp.344-349 & pp. 384-386
W 10/2 Warm-up (2), Intro: Buoyancy and density, Video Clips: Water displacement by boat, Demo: Weight of rock in and out of water, Demo: Egg in fresh and salt water, HOLT p. 349 #1-9, Demo: submarine with baking powder HOLT p. 349 #1-9

bring pennies tomorrow
R 10/3 Warm-up (3), Lab: Buoyancy Read HOLT pp. 350-355
F 10/4 Warm-up (4), Intro: Friction and Gravity, Activity: Surfaces under the microscope & Friction HOLT p. 355 #1-10

DUE TODAY: Week 7
1) HO: Force Problems
2) HOLT p. 349 #1-9
3) Lab: Buoyancy
4) Activity: Surfaces under the microscope and Friction
M 10/7 Warm-up (1), Prelab: Parachutes and Air Resistance, Activity: Force and Friction Simulation Activity: Force and Friction Simulation
T 10/8 Warm-up (2), Lab: Parachutes and Air Resistance, discuss lab  
W 10/9 Unassigned Day - No School
R 10/10 Warm-up (3), Lab: Friction Sliders Read HOLT pp. 370-382
F 10/11 fire day - no class



M 10/14 Warm-up (1), Lab: Friction Wordsearch: Force

DUE TODAY: Week 8
1) HOLT p. 355 #1-10
2) Activity: Force and Friction Simulation
3) Lab:
Parachutes and Air Resistance
4)
Lab: Friction Sliders
5) Lab: Friction
T 10/15 Warm-up (2), Intro: Force Diagrams, HO: Force Diagram HO: Force Diagram
W 10/16 Warm-up (3), Intro: Action & Reaction, HO: Momentum Problems, Video: Bill Nye Momentum HO: Momentum Problems

R 10/17 Warm-up (4), Activity: Air Track, Activity: Explorelearning Air track simulation

Air track simulation (computer only)
Read HOLT pp. 389-390, HOLT p. 391 #1-7, Bring 2 empty aluminum cans tomorrow (not crushed, with tab on top)
F 10/18 Warm-up (5), Activity: Newton's 3rd Law, share HO: Force Diagram

Bring as many of the following materials as possible Monday for Lab: Mouse Trap Race Car:
1. cardboard
2. masking tape or duct tape
3. straws
4. strong glue
5. rubber bands


DUE TODAY: Week 9
1) wordsearch: force
2) HO: Momentum Problems
3) Video notes
4) Activity: Air track simulation
5) HOLT p. 391 #1-7
6) Activity: Newton's 3rd Law

M 10/21 Warm-up (1), Prelab: Mouse Trap Race Car (design), Crossword: velocity, acceleration, & force

T 10/22 Warm-up (2), Lab: Mouse Trap Race Car (build)
W 10/23 Warm-up (3), Lab: Mouse Trap Race Car (build)

R 10/24 Warm-up (4), Lab: Mouse Trap Race Car (test, modify, retest)

 
F 10/25 fire day - no class

M 10/28 Warm-up (1), Lab: Mouse Trap Race Car (final modifications?, retest?, competition) HO: Motion and Force Coloring

DUE TODAY: Week 10
1) Crossword: velocity, acceleration, & force
2) Lab: Mouse Trap Race Car
T 10/29 Warm-up (2), Prepare for Activity: Force Stations, Activity: Motion and Forces Stations (5 stations - 6 min each)  
W 10/30 Warm-up (3), Activity: Motion and Forces Stations (7 stations - 6 min each) Quiz: Forces & Momentum (do on Schoology by 11/1 11:59PM)
R 10/31 Warm-up (4), Intro: Energy, Lab Safety Guidelines, Video: Bill Nye Energy, Read Energy Text pp. 149-156, Do Energy Text p. 156 #1-6
Read Energy Text pp. 149-156, Do Energy Text p. 156 #1-6

Bring several peanuts and 3 other types of nuts on Friday

 
---November---
F 11/1 Warm-up (5), HO: Energy Practice Problems #1-10, Lab: Energy in Food (peanut + 1 other type) HO: Energy Practice Problems #1-10

DUE TODAY: Week 11

1) HO: Motion and Force Coloring
2) Activity: Motion and Force Stations
3) Video notes)
4)
Energy Text p. 156 #1-6

M 11/4 Warm-up (1), correct HO: Energy Practice Problems #1-10, Lab: Energy in Food (2 other nuts), draw graph, do postlab Q's, write conclusion, discuss lab wordsearch: energy
T 11/5 Warm-up (2), Project: Colossal Collisions (intro, overview, research historical evidence of asteroid impacts, effects, and solutions)
W 11/6 Warm-up (3), Project: Colossal Collisions (3 experiments)  
R 11/7 Warm-up (4), Project: Colossal Collisions (finish 3 experiments, prepare to record news report)  
F 11/8 Warm-up (5), Project: Colossal Collisions (record news report)

DUE TODAY: Week 12
1) Lab: Energy in Food
2)
HO: Energy Practice Problems #1-10
3) wordsearch: energy


Project: Asteroid Collision - Submit completed google doc on Schoology. 1 person from each group needs to submit video news segment.

M 11/11 Veterans Day - No School
T 11/12 Warm-up (1), Intro: Fossil Fuels and Global Warming. Video: Chasing Ice (start - 27:25), HO: Video Q's Chasing Ice  
W 11/13 Warm-up (2), Finish Video: Video: Chasing Ice (34:45 - end), HO: Video Q's Chasing Ice
HO: Video Q's Chasing Ice
R 11/14 Warm-up (3), Global Warming Speech and Poster

Share speech on Flipgrid for 30 EC
Period 2: https://flipgrid.com/6f29825e
Period 3: https://flipgrid.com/dd5aedac
Period 4: https://flipgrid.com/9f974daa
Period 5: https://flipgrid.com/57273c49
Period 6: https://flipgrid.com/233f239c
Global Warming Speech and Poster (will only have about 15 minutes Friday to finish)
F 11/15 Warm-up (4), Quiz: Energy & Global Warming, Finish and Share Global Warming Posters Bring tape for Lab: Roller Coaster

DUE TODAY: Week 13
1) HO: Video Q's Chasing Ice


Submit Global Warming Speech on Schoology

Global Warming Poster DUE (not stapled to Week 13)
M 11/18 Warm-up (1), Lab: Roller Coaster  
T 11/19 Warm-up (2), Lab: Roller Coaster  
W 11/20

Warm-up (3), HO: Energy Conversion Problems #1-8, Lab: Roller Coaster

HO: Energy Conversion Problems #1-8
R 11/21 Warm-up (4), Lab: Roller Coaster  
F 11/22 Warm-up (5), Lab: Roller Coaster DUE TODAY: Week 14
1)
HO: Energy Conversion Problems #1-8
M 11/25

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F 11/29
Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
 
---December---
M 12/2

Warm-up (1), Finish Lab: Roller Coaster

T 12/3

Warm-up (2), Activity: Energy Skate Park Simulation (computer), Kahoot: Force, Momentum, & Energy

Activity: Energy Skate Park Simulation (html5)

 
W 12/4 Warm-up (3), crossword: Force, Momentum, & Energy Study for Test: Force, Momentum, & Energy
R 12/5 Warm-up (4), Review Game Study for Test: Force, Momentum, & Energy
F 12/6 Warm-up (5), Test: Force, Momentum, & Energy DUE TODAY: Week 15
1) Lab: Roller Coaster
2) Activity: Energy Skate Park Simulation
3) Crossword: Force, Momentum, & Energy
M 12/9 Warm-up (1), Intro: Waves, Read Waves, Sound, and Light Chapter 1 pp. 8-17 Waves, Sound, and Light Chapter 1 p. 12 #1-5 and p. 17 #1-5
T 12/10 Warm-up (2), Video: Bill Nye Waves, wordsearch: waves Read Waves, Sound, and Light Chapter 1 pp. 19-25
W 12/11 Warm-up (3), Prelab: Wave Machine, Pre-activity: Wave Stations, Activity: PHET Wave on a String Activity: PHET Wave on a String

R 12/12 Warm-up (4), Lab: Wave Machine Read Waves, Sound, and Light Chapter 2 pp. 36-45

Waves, Sound, and Light Chapter 2 p.45 #1-6
F 12/13 Warm-up (5), Activity: Wave Stations DUE TODAY: Week 16
1) Waves, Sound, and Light Chapter 1 p. 12 #1-5 and p. 17 #1-5
2) Video Notes
3) wordsearch: waves
4) Activity: PHET Wave on a String
5) Lab: Wave machine
6) Waves, Sound, and Light Chapter 2 p.46 #1-6
7) HO: Waves worksheet
8) Activity: Wave Stations
M 12/16 Warm-up (1), Lab: Sounds like Music
HO: Waves worksheet
T 12/17 Warm-up (2), Mythbusters: Voice Fire Extinguisher  
W 12/18 Warm-up (3), Movie: Armageddon  
R 12/19 Warm-up (4), Movie: Armageddon  
F 12/20 Warm-up (5), Movie: Armageddon DUE TODAY: Week 17
1) Lab: Sounds like Music
2) Video Notes
M 12/23

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F 1/10
Christmas Holiday - No School