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  • Science Lesson Plans

    Monday 11/5Investigation 4-Radiation, Part 1-Latitude, Session 1:

    Analyze weather data for various locations. 

    Formalize definitions of weather and climate. 

    Use climate graphs to investigate climate of Minneapolis.

    Discuss the study of climate and climatology.

    Tuesday 11/6:   Investigation 4-Radiation, Part 1-Latitude, Session 2:

    Analyze climate graphs for the West Coast and the Great Plains.

    Discuss the role of latitude in climate. summarize climate factors.

    Review vocabulary, answer the focus question, and make temperature predictions.

    Share information with a partner. 

    Wednesday 11/7:   Investigation 4-Radiation, Part 2- Solar Angle, Session 1

    Discuss heating Earth's surface.

    Use flashlights to radiate at different angles.

    Explore how the Sun's rays strike Earth's surface. 

    Discuss radiation and solar angle.

    Use an Earth globe and a flood lamp to explore solar angle and energy transfer.  

    Answer the focus question.   

    Thursday 11/8:  Investigation 4-Radiation, Part 2- Solar Angle, Session 2:

    Review radiant energy and emerging ideas about heating Earth's surface.

    Use online activity to investigate solar angle and day length.

    Review vocabulary and revise answer to the focus question.

    Read "Seasons" and record big ideas. 

    Friday 11/9:   Investigation 4- Radiation, Part 3- Heating Earth, Session 1:

    Review temperature, solar heating, and weather.

    Plan an investigation to explore heating four different earth materials. 

    Conduct the investigation, collect and graph data. 

    Monday 11/12:  Investigation 4- Radiation, Part 3- Heating Earth, Session 2: 

    Complete graphing, analyze and discuss results. 

    Review and discuss solar heating, radiation and differential heating. 

    Use an online activity to explore radiation. 

    Review vocabulary and answer the focus question.

    Read "Thermometer: A Device to Measure Temperature". 

    Review notebook entries, identify key ideas learning in this investigation and answer the guiding question.  

    Tuesday 11/13Investigation 4- Radiation, Part 3- Heating Earth, Session 3: 

    Demonstrate understanding by responding to Investigation 4 I-Check.

    Wednesday 11/14Investigation 4- Radiation, Part 3- Heating Earth, Session 4:

    Review I-Check items through next-step strategies.

    Make corrections on I-Check as needed and return for more points if eligible. (C+ 79% or less.)

       

    Thursday 11/15:  Investigation 5- Conduction Part 1: Fluid Conduction, Session 1. 

    Review heating by radiation and heating by contact.

    Design and conduct an investigation to heat a volume of water by conduction.

    Discuss results of the investigation. 

    Friday 11/16Investigation 5- Conduction Part 1: Fluid Conduction, Session 2. 

    Discuss conduction.

    Use online activities to explore energy transfer by conduction. 

    Return to the energy-transfer investigation and analyze energy transfer. 

    Use online activities to explore the relationship of heat, particle motion and energy transfer. 

    Consider conduction through other materials. 

    Review vocabulary and answer the focus question.

    Share notebook entries with a partner.  

    Monday 11/26:  

    Review Investigation 4 I-Check items through next-step strategies.

    Make corrections on I-Check as needed and return for more points if eligible. (C+ 79% or less.)

    Tuesday 11/27:  Investigation 5 - Conduction Part 2: Insulation Session 1. 

    Review energy transfer and share model diagrams.  

    Discuss engineering energy transfer with insulation.

    Brainstorm methods to respond to the focus question.

    Develop a plan procedure to test insulation material.