8th grade Science
Quarter 2

10/17
Willy Wonka Jr. Show 

10/18

Investigative Phenomena – What can change the amount of potential energy in an object? – Assignment

Student Wondering of Phenomena question:

  1. What can change the amount of potential energy in an object?

Students will interact with the following everyday phenomena:

    1. How can you change a rubber band to make it fly farther?
    2. How can you increase the potential energy of a bouncing ball?
    3. What is the relationship between the level of electrostatic potential energy in a charged balloon and the distance at which it acts on tissue paper?
    4. How are kinetic energy and potential energy transferred to each other?
    5. How could you design a system of ramps to get a marble to land in a cup on an elevated platform?

10/24
 Potential Energy Pre-Reading – Assignment

10/25
 Potential Energy – Textbook

10/30
 Energy in a Skate Park – Assignment

 Flash Cards

10/31
No HW

11/1
 Research Project sign up 
 EXPLAIN Communicate Science – Due 11/15

11/6
 Potential Energy Video 
 Potential Energy – Assignment

 Math Connection Potential Energy – Assignment

11/20

 Magnets and Potential Energy
 Balloons and Static Electricity

 Safety National Program Understanding Lightning: Thunderstorm Electrification
 Lightning and Thunder

11/21
 The science of static electricity – video
 Scientist Spotlight – Olga D. Gonz├ílez-Sanabria

 Pinball Machine example
 Claim-Evidence-Reasoning – Assignment
 
11/27
 Pendulum Lab
 Open-Ended Response
 Independent Practice
  

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