Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

February 4th, 2015

Today's Quote:


Mouse trap prototype cars are due TODAY!

February 12th and 13th are the days of the race. (Students in Wshington, D.C. Will race the Monday they return to school.)

Mousetrap race car rules and requirements packet.

Today's Lateral Thinking question:

1.A person crosses a 600 m long street in 5 minutes. What is his speed in km per hour?

2. A train can travel 50% faster than a car. Both start from point A at the same time and reach point B 75 kms away from A at the same time. On the way, however, the train lost about 12.5 minutes while stopping at the stations. The speed of the car is:

Now Playing During Lunch

Force and motion.

Speed and velocity in their simplest terms.

Today's Class:

Students will work in groups on finishing their notes on motion. While groups work, I will call each group individually into the hall to help them with their prototype cars.

Today's homework:

Watch the video Speed and velocity in their simplest terms.

Work on mousetrap race car. Due February 12th and 13th

Read the article on calculating motion


Speed and velocity practice problems
Unit Vocabulary Define the following terms and then in sentence form describe one real life example of how the word applies (scientific point of view) You can use your desktop Sciencesaurus to do these in class. Due Thursday and Friday.

speed, velocity, positive acceleration, negative acceleration, inertia, momentum, contact forces (friction), non-contact forces (gravity, electrical and magnetic) balanced forces, unbalanced forces, net forces, Law of Universal Gravitation, mass, weight.

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Lesson plans

Honors Physical Science: Honors curriculum map. We are currently covering pages 20-21

Physical Science: Regularr Ed Physical Science. We are currently covering pages 26-27

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