Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:
In this unit students will develop and use models in addition to using mathematics and computational thinking. Specifically in the field of Patterns, Energy and Matter, and Types of Chemical Interactions. The goal is for a student average of 85%.
Students will be able to better explain the following by the end of the lesson today:
- Structure and Properties of Matter
- Chemical Reactions
- Types of Interaction
- Learn from mistakes
- Personal electronics only when appropriate
Course Digital Resources:
Link -> Interactive Periodic Table
Link -> Online Stop Watch
Game -> Little Alchemy
Game -> Little Alchemy2
No Warm Up today!
Task #1: Unit 4 work
Before we go back into the Kazzem forensic case we are going to work together to wrap up unit 4’s work.
Task #2: Kazem “Kaz” Pourghafari Mock Trial Prep (Are we ready?) Trial Date: December 9th, 2019
We are going to be conducting a mock trial on the case regarding a man named Kazem “Kaz” Pourghafari. This man may or may not be involved in the death of a woman named Amanda Alley. We are going to be using our notes from unit 4 and trial procedure to conduct this mock trial.
Team Sign Up Sheet -> Kazem Prosecution/Defense Teams
Case Breakdown -> Was it Murder – Analysis of Amanda Alley Fire
Task #3: Unit 5 Prep – Nuclear Fission and Fusion
Unit 5 is focused on Nuclear Power. We are going to go over this topic today and next class session. Unit 5 is due December 11th, 2019 @ 10:30.
YouTube -> Nuclear Energy Explained
PPT -> Fission and Fusion
YouTube (7 min) -> Nuclear Energy | Nuclear Fission | Nuclear Fusion
YouTube (4 min) -> Nuclear Energy Explained: Risk or Opportunity
YouTube (2 Min) -> Pros and Cons of Nuclear Power
UNIT 5 Project: (Due: 12-11-2019)
- Get any past units caught up ! Do not let your work snowball!
- Cornell Notes and reading for Unit 4 should be done.
- You should get started on the Unit 5 Project.
Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:
Science and Engineering Practices:
Developing and Using Models
Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions