## Science Tuesday and Wednesday

Students studied on Tuesday. The quiz was on Wednesday.

Students studied on Tuesday. The quiz was on Wednesday.

We reviewed text notes and Energy Conversion notes.

Students have a test on Wednesday. See previous post for LT’s.

Students watched the Bill Nye Energy video and took notes.

Students continued with energy transformation notes.

Students used class time to complete their note packets on Energy, sections 2 and 3 and to complete their pendulum lab, due no later than Friday.

Quiz on Wednesday. See previous post for learning targets.

- I can define and identify (apply) kinetic energy (KE), potential energy ( PE) and thermal energy within a problem situation.
- I can identify the different forms of PE and KE.
- I can give/explain examples of energy transformations.
- I can identify types of energy and transfers of energy in a variety of science applications including photosynthesis (solar energy used to…) and the human body (food as chemical energy to…)
- I can solve for KE, work, Mechanical energy, and gravitational Potential Energy in a problem situation (using the correct SI units).
- I can define energy, work, thermal energy, PE, KE, mechanical energy, chemical energy, sound energy, light energy, electrical energy, nuclear energy, and friction (in terms of energy).
- I can identify the three things that determine how much thermal energy is in a system.
- I can identify the types of energy present at different times in a problem situation (skate park, roller coaster, pendulum, etc.)
- I can explain the Law of conservation of energy and apply it to a problem situation.
- I can explain why it is not possible to have a perpetual motion machine.

Monday we talked about the Rocket labs and about correct citations. We then launched into our Pendulum lab. Students will continue/finish the pendulum lab in class on Tuesday. Lab write-up (just the worksheets and 2 graphs) due on Thursday.

Students continue to explore systems of energy. Today we used the same skate park simulation. Yesterday only involved KE and PE and students learned that mass and beginning height of the skater determined the amount of energy. Today we will add friction to the system for a more realistic simulation of a system of energy. Due Monday: Part 2 worksheet from the skate park simulation. See link on previous blog post for site.

We reviewed the Section 1 notes on Potential and Kinetic Energy.

Students then applied their knowledge to a PHet simulation (from the University of Colorado).

Part 1 due Friday.

Rocket lab due Friday at the absolute latest!

Today we completed notes and reviewed the notes for Section 1 of Chapter 5 on Potential and Kinetic Energy.

Students then applied their new learning to wind up toys. (Worksheet it due on Thursday if not handed in today.)

Due no later than Friday: Rocket lab report.