## Quarter 3

**Announcement**

- 7th grade Case-21 testing Wednesday, 1/20 - (Math) and Wednesday, 1/27 - (ELA)
- 1/28/16: Quarter 2 report cards sent today.
**2/22/16: Quarter 3 mid-quarter progress reports sent home today.**

**Important Dates:**

- January 18, Martin Luther King Holiday
- January 19, Teacher Workday
- January 26, (
**Rescheduled Report card distribution**) Report cards distributed on 1/28/16 - January 27,
**Cancelled -**Early Release**(Snow Make up day)** - February 15,
**Cancelled -**Teacher Workday**(Snow Make up day - School closed snow/ice/sleet)** - February 22, Mid-quarter progress report
- February 24, Early Release
- March 16, Early Release
- March 24, End of Quarter 3
- March 25-April 1, Spring Break
- April 8, Report cards distributed

**UNIT 4: Force and Motion FOCUS STANDARDS**

7.P.1 Understand motion, the effects of forces on motion and the graphical representations of motion.

- 7.P.1.1 Explain how the motion of an object can be described by its position, direction of motion, and speed with respect to some other object.
- 7.P.1.2 Explain the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces acting on an object (including friction, gravity and magnets).
- 7.P.1.3 Illustrate the motion of an object using a graph to show a change in position over a period of time.
- 7.P.1.4 Interpret distance versus time graphs for constant speed and variable motion.

**ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS**

- Compare balanced and unbalanced forces?
- How does friction affect the movement of an object?
- What is motion?
- What is reference point? Why is important for describing motion?
- How is speed calculated?
- How do outside forces affect speed?
- What are the basic requirements for a distance versus time graph?
- How can a graph be analyzed for the motion it represents?
- What do we mean by “equal but opposite” reaction?
- What are Newton’s 3 laws of motion?

**Week 10: 3/21 - 3/25**

- KhanAcademy: Converting within the metric system
- HW (Due 3/23): Work, Power worksheet
- Assignment 1: Work, Power
- Assignment 2: Work, Power and Simple Machine ppt
- Assignment 3: Concept Map: Work, Power, and Energy
- (Extra credit) Additional assignment: Calculate Work, Power

- In Class: Assignment 1: The Meaning of Work; Work, Power and Simple Machine ppt notes (assignment 2)
- HW: Work, Power worksheet

- In Class: Continue Assignment 1: Calculating Work and Work Problems; Assignment 3: Work, Power, Energy Concept map
- HW: Work, Power worksheet

- In Class: Continue Assignment 1: Power and Calculating Power; Extra credit assignment
- HW: Work, Power worksheet

**End of Quarter 3**

- In Class: Check Homework

**Friday, March 25, 2016**

**Holiday**

**Week 9: 3/14 - 3/18**

- KhanAcademy: Converting within the metric system
- Brainpop: Newton Laws of Motion
- Universal Force, magnetism and force and motion study guide
- Critical Thinking QA: Magnets
- Critical Thinking QA: Electric Current
- Assignment 1: Universal Force Cornell notes and QA
- Assignment 2: Study guide
- Assignment 3: Paper Rocket Assignment Build Paper Rocket Video
- Assignment 4: Test your classmates!
- Assignment 5: NewsELA Article: Scientists take a new look at the mysteries of friction Article Analysis Worksheet

- In Class: Critical Thinking QA (Magnet); Assignment 1
- HW: Finish what is not completed in class

- In Class: Doctors visit to talk about "Brain Awareness."; Critical Thinking QA (Electric Current); Assignment 2
- HW: Finish what is not completed in class

**Early Release Holiday**

- In Class: Assignment 3
- HW: Finish what is not completed in class

- In Class: Assignment 4 and 5
- HW: Finish what is not completed in class

- In Class: Quiz

**Week 8: 3/7 - 3/11**

- KhanAcademy: Converting within the metric system
- Study Guide - Force and Motion
- From Week 7, Assignment 3: Newton's three laws of motion Foldable
**Performance task - Due Friday, 3/11**

- In Class: Performance task introduction
- HW: Research about performance task

- In Class: Newton laws foldable
- HW: Finish what is not completed in class

- In Class:Performance task
- HW: Finish what is not completed in class

- In Class: Field trip
- HW: Finish what is not completed in class

- In Class: Performance task

**Week 7: 2/29 - 3/4**

- KhanAcademy: Converting within the metric system
- HW: Comic Strip on Newton’s Laws of Motion Rubric Example Example
- Newton Laws QA
- Assignment 1: Concept Maps - Newton Laws
- Newton's first law
- Newton's second law
- Newton's third law
- Word unscramble - Force Vocabulary
- Assignment 2: Newton laws of motion
- Assignment 3: Newton's three laws of motion Foldable
- Assignment 4: NewsELA Article: Who will challenge Goliath? New giant wooden roller coaster awaits riders Article Analysis Worksheet
- Additional assignment: Race Car Rally
- Newton's first Law
- Graphing Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion
- Newton's third Law

**Video: Newton Three Laws:**

- Magic School Bus: Magic School Bus Plays Ball Questions
- Science of NFL Football: Newton's First Law Of Motion
- Science Of NFL Football: Newton's Second Law Of Motion
- Science Of NFL Football: Newton's Third Law Of Motion
- Newton's Three Laws Of Motion

Monday, February 29, 2016

- In Class:Assignment 1
- HW: Comic Strip on Newton’s Laws of Motion - Due 3/4

- In Class: Assignment 2
- HW: Comic Strip on Newton’s Laws of Motion - Due 3/4

- In Class: Assignment 3 and 4
- HW: Comic Strip on Newton’s Laws of Motion - Due 3/4

- In Class: Newton Laws worksheet
- HW: Comic Strip on Newton’s Laws of Motion - Due 3/4

- In Class: Quiz

**Week 6: 2/22 - 2/26**

- KhanAcademy: Converting within the metric system
- HW - Friction and Gravity: Writing in Science Assignment - Due 2/26
- Friction & Gravity QA
- Friction and Gravity Vocabulary
- Friction and Gravity PPT
- Assignment 1: Friction and Gravity Worksheet
- Friction Review Assessment QA
- Assignment 2: Graphic Organizer: Types of FRICTION
- Assignment 3: Is friction useful or not?
- Assignment 4: Compare and contrast friction and gravity
- Assignment 5: Concept maps – Friction Summary
- Concept maps – Gravity Summary
- Assignment 6: NewsELA Article: Friction happens. Now scientists are learning more about why Article Analysis Worksheet
- Force and motion practice problems
- Study Guide
- YouTube Video: Types of Friction

Monday, February 22, 2016

- In Class: Friction & Gravity QA;
**Mid-quarter progress report sent home today.** - HW: Writing in Science ( Due: 2/26); Anything not completed in class. All these assignments are due on Friday, 2/26.

- In Class: Assignments 1 and 2
- HW: Writing in Science ( Due: 2/26); Anything not completed in class. All these assignments are due on Friday, 2/26.

**Early Release Holiday**

- In Class: Assignments 3 and 4
- HW: Writing in Science ( Due: 2/26); Anything not completed in class. All these assignments are due on Friday, 2/26.

- In Class: Assignments 5 and 6; Force and motion practice problems; Study Guide

- In Class: Quiz

**Week 5: 2/15 - 2/19**

- KhanAcademy: Converting within the metric system
- Anticipation guide Force
- Force HW
- Force Cornell notes
- Force Vocabulary
- Force PPT
- Introduction to force and homework PPT
- Net Force and practice problems
- Venn Diagram - Balanced and unbalanced force
- Net force worksheet
- Force and motion practice problems
- Study Guide

Monday, February 15, 2016 -

**Snow Makeup Day - School closed due to Snow/Ice/Sleet**

- In Class: Forces Cornell Notes; Force Vocabulary
- HW: Anything not completed in class. All these assignments are due on Friday, 2/19.

- In Class: Net Force Practice; More practice problems
- HW: Anything not completed in class. All these assignments are due on Friday, 2/19.

- In Class: Venn Diagram; Net Force calculation
- HW: Anything not completed in class. All these assignments are due on Friday, 2/19.

- In Class: Study Guide; Practice problems
- HW: Anything not completed in class. All these assignments are due on Friday, 2/19.

- In Class: Quiz

**Week 4: 2/8 - 2/12**

- KhanAcademy: Converting within the metric system
- Article Analysis:
- First work on this worksheet- Article Analysis QA
- Then work on the second worksheet- Article analysis worksheet
- Video: Distance-Time graph
- Video: Acceleration graph
- Motion graph worksheet
- Motion graphs PPT
- Motion graph
- Interpreting Graphs
- Motion Graph Analysis Worksheet
- Speed v Time and Distance v Time Graphs:
- Acceleration Worksheet Graph

- In Class: Speed v Time and Distance v Time Graphs (Assignments 1 and 2)
- HW: Anything not completed in class. All these assignments are due on Friday, 2/12

- In Class: Motion Graph Analysis Worksheet; Motion graph worksheet (Assignments 3 and 4)
- HW: Anything not completed in class. All these assignments are due on Friday, 2/12

- In Class: Interpreting Graphs (Assignments 5 and 6)
- HW: Anything not completed in class. All these assignments are due on Friday, 2/12

- In Class: Acceleration worksheet (Assignment 7)
- HW: Anything not completed in class. All these assignments are due on Friday, 2/12

- In Class: Quiz

**Week 3: 2/1 - 2/5**

- KhanAcademy: Converting within the metric system
- HW (Due: 2/4/16) - Motion Tic-Tac-Toe
- Velocity and Acceleration worksheet
- Describing and Measuring Motion Worksheet
- Motion foldable Information

- In Class: Station Day 3
- HW: Work on 3-items of the Motion Tic-Tac-Toe - Due 2/4/16

- In Class: Station Day 4
- HW: Work on 3-items of the Motion Tic-Tac-Toe - Due 2/4/16

- In Class: Station Day 5
- HW: Work on 3-items of the Motion Tic-Tac-Toe - Due 2/4/16

- In Class: Station Day 6
- HW:

- In Class: Quiz; Station Day 7

**Week 2: 1/25 - 1/29**

- KhanAcademy: Converting within the metric system
- Article Analysis:
- First work on this worksheet- Article Analysis QA
- Then work on the second worksheet- Article analysis worksheet
- HW (Due: 2/4/16) - Motion Tic-Tac-Toe
- More motion practice problems
- Speed Lab

Monday, January 25, 2016

**Snow Day**

**-**

**The scheduled make-up day is in Monday, April 18.**

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

**Snow Day**

**-**

**The scheduled make-up day is in Wednesday, January 27.**

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 -

**2-hour delay Schedule - Cancelled**-

**Early Release Holiday**

**(Snow Make up day - Full day instruction)**

- In Class: Case-21: ELA testing; Article Analysis

- In Class: Station Day 1
- HW: Work on 3-items of the Motion Tic-Tac-Toe - Due 2/4/16

- In Class: Station Day 2
- HW: Work on 3-items of the Motion Tic-Tac-Toe - Due 2/4/16

**Week 1: 1/18 - 1/22**

- KhanAcademy: Converting within the metric system
- Vocabulary Chart
- Video: Bill Nye - Motion
- Motion Cornell Notes PPT
- Introduction to Motion PPT
- Motion - Notes
- Motion practice problem

**Monday, January 18, 2016 Holiday**

**Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Teacher Workday**

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

- In Class:
**Math Case 21 test (Modified Schedule);**Vocabulary key terms chart - HW: Finish vocabulary chart if not completed in class

- In Class: Motion Continued - Speed, velocity

**(Testing will be rescheduled) -**

**The scheduled make-up day is Monday, February 15.**