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Week 25 March 2- 6

February28

Hello,

Since last week was a little crazy, we will have to catch up this week. You students most likely has homework due next week. Maroon day classes have part 1 and 2 of walking lab and White day classes have part 1 and 2 of walking lab and Speed, velocity, and acceleration page.

Objective:
Students will investigate motion through a variety of activities in order to identify changes in position and direction and the speed of an object. Students will also graph changes in motion.

Monday:
Speed, Velocity, Acceleration (possible homework)
Motion Notes

Tuesday/Wednesday
Math/reading Benchmark

Thursday/Friday
Stomp Rockets (Hopefully)

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Week 24 Feb 23-27

February21

Hello Parents and Students,

We will be continuing out study over force and motion this week, this unit will take us all the way to end of the 9 weeks. This 9 weeks ends that Friday we get back from Spring Break!

Objective: 6.8 A, B, C, D

Students will investigate motion through a variety of activities in order to identify changes in position and direction and the speed of an object. Students will also graph changes in motion.

Monday/Tuesday

Walking Dead Lab – ( A little but of Zombie fun)

Wednesday/Thursday

Acceleration and Velocity discussion
Motion Notes

Friday

Finish Motion Notes
Activity

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Week 23- No School Monday! :)

February14

Hello Parents and Students,

I hope you are enjoying your much deserved 3 day weekend! :)

We finished up energy transfers and transformations last week, and this week we are moving on to motion and speed. We will have some math to do in this unit, so be prepared! Depending on the weather, we will try to go outside for a lab this week.

Objective: 6.8 A, B, C, D

Students will investigate motion through a variety of activities in order to identify changes in position and direction and the speed of an object. Students will also graph changes in motion.

Monday:
No School

Tuesday/Wednesday
Direction, Displacement and distance
*Notes and demonstrations

Thursday/Friday
Distance and Time Lab
-Go over unit 6 test

unit 6 test reteach will be- Wednesday during PE
retake will Thursday during PE

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Week 22 – Test this week

February7

Hello,

We will be finishing up our unit on thermal energy transfer this week. Be looking for homework Tuesday and Wednesday night, as well as studying. We need to be looking over Potential and kinetc, energy forms, transformations, and thermal energy transfer. Everyone should have great notes to study, as well as a song to learn on You tube.
“Radiation, conduction, and convection song.”

Objective: 6.9

This lesson focuses on the movement of thermal energy through processes such as conduction, convection, and radiation. Students will conduct several investigations in order to gain an understanding that thermal energy moves in a predictable pattern from warmer to cooler until the substances attain the same temperature

Monday:
Convection Lab
Going to symphonic band concert at 12:30

Tuesday/Wednesday:
Review
Energy Homework
Study

Thursday/Friday
Grade Homework
Test

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Week 21

January31

Hello Parents and students!

This semester seems to be going by faster than the last, I didn’t think that would be possible! I hope the kids are enjoying our energy unit, this week will be a fun one!

Objective:
This lesson focuses on the movement of thermal energy through processes such as conduction, convection, and radiation. Students will conduct several investigations in order to gain an understanding that thermal energy moves in a predictable pattern from warmer to cooler until the substances attain the same temperature.

Monday/Tuesday:
QUIZ- Potential and kinetic, energy transformations, energy types and forms.

Hot or Cold ?
Radiation Lab

Wednesday/Thursday

Convection Box Demo
Convection

Friday/Monday
Conduction Lab

**If students have any missing work they are not allowed to do labs until work in completed!

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Week 20

January24

Hello Parents and Students

This week will be getting into energy transformations. This will be a fun week because we will be up and moving quite a bit! Wednesday is a Half day! :)

Objective: 6.9C
Students will compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy using a simple system and demonstrate energy transformations that occur within the systems.

Monday/Tuesday
Activity: Energy in a Ball
Discussion: Energy Types and forms

Wednesday/Thursday
Demonstration/Discussion- Transformations of Energy and Law of Conservation of Energy
Activity- Energy Transformations

Friday/Monday
Activity: Descriptive Investigation

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Wind Power to light the super bowl

January20

Great article I found about how they are going to use Wind Energy to Power the Super Bowl. Great info to use in your debate

Salt River Project will light the Feb. 1 Super Bowl in metro Phoenix with electricity from wind power.

The municipal utility announced the energy sponsorship Tuesday, although the board of directors approved the deal in 2013 as part of a $1 million sponsorship of the Super Bowl Host Committee, a non-profit liaison between the league and the host region.

The power to the Super Bowl originally was estimated to cost about $200,000, but SRP spokeswoman Patty Garcia Likens said Tuesday the cost now is expected to be about $50,000 for the electricity, services to the stadium and renewable-energy credits.

SRP will provide $500,000 cash, $450,000 of in-kind services and $50,000 for electric energy, the related services and renewable energy credits for University of Phoenix game-day related period, a company representative said Tuesday. Originally, the utility was to provide $225,000 cash.

The sponsorship sparked a controversy two years ago over whether the non-profit utility should help support the game.

“We believe it is the right thing to do for a community member like SRP,” General Manager Mark Bonsall said at the time.

SRP officials said the true cost of the sponsorship was much less than $1 million because much

The influx of people visiting Arizona for the game is estimated to increase electricity sales for SRP that week by roughly $300,000, Bonsall said at the time the deal was approved, making the sponsorship almost a wash.

SRP, meanwhile, has been locked in a fierce debate over renewable energy. A proposal to charge higher rates to customers who install solar on their homes has drawn hundreds of people to public hearings in protest. The plan will be considered by the utility’s board in late February.

Managers at the utility contend that it is more cost-effective to build large solar power plants and allow customers to purchase a block of electricity from the facility.

Customers and rooftop-solar installers contend that such an arrangement does not give customers the same opportunity to cut their own electric bills by installing solar and generating much of their own electricity.

Ryan Randazzo, The Republic | azcentral.com

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Week 19 January 19-23

January16

Hello Parents and Students,

We are just about done with energy resources. We will be having our debate in the think lab on Tuesday and Wednesday, then have a quick open note test on Thursday/Friday.

I will be gone at the UIL meet on Friday

Objective: 6.7
Students research and debate the advantages and disadvantages of using specified energy resources. Students then design a logical plan to manage energy resources in the home, school, or community based on the research they have done.

Monday: No School MLK Day

Tuesday/Wednesday
Debate – Info sheet due

Thursday/Friday
Test
Vocabulary- Make sure you have your comp book.

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Week 18

January10

Hello Parents and Students,

We made it through the first week back and we finished our projects, WHEW!! :)

This week we are finishing our energy resources research to prepare for our debate. We also have to take our universal screener this week.

Objective:
Students research and debate the advantages and disadvantages of using specified energy resources. Students then design a logical plan to manage energy resources in the home, school, or community based on the research they have done.
6.7 A,B

Monday:
Energy Resource Research
-Student will become an expert on assigned resource. Student will debate why his or her resource is the way to go.

Tuesday/Wednesday

Finish research
Sort Clarification

Thursday/Friday
Universal Screener
Work on Energy Resource

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Welcome Back! Week 17

January1

Hello Parents,

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years!

I am so excited for this semester, we have so many cool new things to learn! But first we have to get those projects done from last semester. We will then be jumping into energy resources.

Objective:
Present projects: Due Wednesday/Thursday

Students will research and debate the advantages and disadvantages of using specified energy resources.

Monday/Tuesday (BRING SUPPLIES TO FINISH PROJECT)
Introduce energy resources

Work on Projects

Wednesday/Thursday

Present Projects

Friday/Monday

Energy Resource Research

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