Problem with ThinkPad: You need to see Mr. Ritter in the media center. He holds regular office hours between 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. every school day. You will need a pass from your teacher to go and see Mr. Ritter.
Thursday, October 12 and Friday, October 13 1. Cancel Do Now 2. Organize materials for test 3. Test Part 1. This portion is on Rose-Prism. Yes, you may use your notes and a calculator on this part of the test. 4. Test Part 2. This is the paper/pencil portion. Yes, you may use your notes and a calculator on this part too. 5. Vocabulary on Work, Power, Energy 6. HOMEWORK: Make sure your vocabulary is DONE for the start of next period!
Monday, October 16 and Tuesday, October 17 1. Do Now 2. Return graded papers 3. Talk about that test 4. Work and Energy Vocabulary 5. Work Notes
Wednesday, October 18 and Thursday, October 19. Make sure you take home your report card. Even if I didn't see you today, I emailed your parents/guardians to let them know that you received your report card during Enrichment today. 1. Complete Do Now 2. Retake test 3. Work practice problems 4. Homework: Practice designing a roller coaster. See websites above.
Friday, October 20 and Monday, October 23 1. Complete Do Now 2.Work Lab 3.Practice percent efficiency 4.Begin kinetic energy and potential energy 5.HOMEWORK: NONE
Tuesday, October 24 and Thursday, October 26; No class on Wednesday due to PSAT 1. Cancel Do Now 2.Continue working on potential energy and kinetic energy a. Simple pendulum lab b. Turn in pendulum lab c. Potential energy and kinetic energy problems d. Turn in potential energy and kinetic energy problems e. Get ready for roller coaster CPO lab 3. HOMEWORK: You should have no homework this evening.
Friday, October 27 and Monday, October 30 1. Do the DO NOW 2. Return graded papers 3. Could you please check your science grade? There are quite a few of you with missing assignments. 4. Begin roller coaster activity a. Collect data b. Complete analysis/conclusion questions c. Turn in activity d. Begin roller coaster MLA paper - Yes! You must be able to write in science class. 5. HOMEWORK: NONE
Tuesday, October 31 and Wednesday, November 1 1. Do Now - get it done please! 2. Roller coaster activity a. Write first paragraph b. Online activity c. Write second paragraph 3. HOMEWORK: NONE
Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3 1.Do Now - complete it! 2. Roller coaster video with corresponding scientific notes worksheet Video #1: Nova Roller Coasters - You are only going to watch the first 17-minutes. This is posted right underneath the homework for today. Remember, you are only watching the first 17-minutes. Video #2: Discovery Roller Coasters - You are going to watch segment 1, segment 2, and segment 5 only. You will need to click on the videos below to watch each segment. I have these segments posted beneath the first video. 3. Roller coaster paper. See guiding questions beneath all the videos. Yes, you need to write your third paragraph. 4. Turn your video worksheet into the teacher. 5. HOMEWORK: NONE, unless you do NOT have at least three paragraphs typed.
Video 2: Segment 1
Video 2: Segment 2
Video 2: Segment 3
Monday, November 6 and Tuesday, November 7 1. Complete Do Now 2. Check your school email so you can see how you did on the Do Now 3. Review Day. Review for the Work, Power, Energy test a. Turn and Talk Time b. Review game over Work, Power, and Energy c. Complete review guide. d. Study review guide when you have completed it. e. Review your vocabulary over this section. 4. Time to work on your roller coaster paper! You will type paragraph 4 in under 10-minutes. a. Peer Edit Paragraph 4 . . . I will randomly select your peer for this paragraph. b. Complete Peer Edit form. 5. HOMEWORK: You have TWO things to finish BEFORE next class. First, you must have paragraphs 1, 2, 3, and 4 DONE! Second, you must have the review guide completed! I will post a review test by 4:00 p.m. today. Make sure you PRACTICE for the Work, Energy, and Power test.
Wednesday, November 8 and Thursday, November 9 1. Cancel the Do Now because you are taking a test 2. Test: Work, Power, Energy a. Take online test b. Turn in review guide AFTER the test. c. Turn in anything else you have missing! d. No paper portion of the test. 3. Paragraph 5 - The last paragraph of your Roller Coaster paper. a. You MUST have your paragraph turned in by 4:00 p.m. TODAY. At 4:00 P.M. today, I will consider your paper LATE. Remember, LATE means 50% and then I start to grade it. 4. HOMEWORK: Roller Coaster Paper
Roller Coaster Guiding Questions Paragraph 1: History What is a roller coaster? Who is credited with making the first roller coaster? When was the first roller coaster available in the US? When did steel roller coasters make their debut?
Paragraph 2: Design Your Own Roller Coaster - Answer all prompts. You might need to make this two paragraphs! What did you learn about hill height when you completed these online activities? What did you learn about loops when you completed these online activities? What did you learn about your coaster’s “fear factor”? What did you learn about roller coaster safety while completing these online activities?
Paragraph 3: Summary of video worksheet At what point on a roller coaster is the rider at maximum height? Why does the first hill of a roller coaster have to be higher than all the other hills, twists, and turns? How does Newton’s Third Law and centripetal force relate? Why don’t roller coasters derail?
Paragraph 4: Roller Coaster Lab - This paragraph is a summary of what you learned while doing the roller coaster lab. Copy and paste the CPO roller coaster into your paper BEFORE writing the rest of your paragraph. The image you are to use is below. Define and explain potential energy, then identify on the roller coaster where the greatest potential is located. Define and explain kinetic energy, then identify on the roller coaster where the greatest potential is located. Where on the roller coaster coaster is kinetic energy converted to potential energy and vice-versa?
Paragraph 5: YOUR Roller Coaster Experience These are the guiding questions for students that have ridden on a roller coaster. Estimate how many times you have gone on a roller coaster ride. Pick one roller coaster you have gone on and write why you rode on this roller coaster? Did you like riding the roller coaster? Yes or No. Explain why you like it or didn't like it. Will you continue to ride roller coasters in the future based on what you learned about potential energy, kinetic energy, and centripetal force?
These are the guiding questions for students that have NEVER ridden on a roller coaster or you just watched your friends ride on the roller coaster. Which roller coaster looks the most exciting and where is it located? Why does this roller coaster look like it is exciting? Besides the safety bar/harness and wheels on the top and bottom of the rail, explain why people do NOT fall out of this roller coaster. If given the opportunity to ride this roller coaster in the future, would you ride it? Yes or No. Explain why you would ride it or why you would not ride it.
Quick Checklist. Go through your paper and make sure you have completed these items. 1. Paper is headed correctly using MLA format. 2. Title is centered on paper. You can use Roller Coasters as a title. The title doesn't need to be flashy. 3. Entire paper is double-spaced. 4. Entire paper is typed on Arial or Times News Roman font. 5. Entire paper is size 12 font. 6. Indent every paragraph. 7. Capitalize every sentence. 8. Put a period at the end of a sentence unless it is a really exciting sentence. If the sentence is really exciting, use an exclamation mark! 9. SPELL CHECK! SPELL CHECK! SPELL CHECK! SPELL CHECK! SPELL CHECK! 10. You have at least five paragraphs. 11. The paragraphs are based on the guiding questions provided. 12. Your paragraphs make sense when you read them.
Monday, November 13 and Tuesday, November 14 1. Cancel Do Now 2. Begin WAVES - Chapter 17 a. Vocabulary b. Notes over Chapter 17, Section 1 3. HOMEWORK: NONE
Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16 1. Complete Do Now 2. Check your email for you Do Now score. I'm recording this Do Now as a grade. 3. Using your vocabulary! a. Quizlet b. Criss Cross Puzzle c. Turn back in vocabulary 4. Behavior of Waves 5. Homework: NONE
Friday, November 17 and Monday, November 20 1. Cancel Do Now 2. Finish Chapter 17, Section 2 and Retake Work, Power, and Energy Test 3. Build cell phone device 4. HOMEWORK: NONE