Today in class students took the Motion Test. Tomorrow we will wrap up our discussion/notes about forces.
Today in class students learned more about balanced forces, unbalanced forces, and friction.
Today in class students learned how potential and kinetic energy combine with forces to create motion. Balanced forces mean no movement, unbalanced forces means that there is movement.
Yesterday students received their Newton's Laws physics project instructions - due September 14.
Today in class we connected what we have been learning in math about data and graphs with what we have been learning in science about distance/time graphs. We reviewed the differences between speed/time an distance/time graphs. We also reviewed Friday's quiz.
Today in class students took the Motion Quiz. We have a really good study packet about distance/time graphs and speed/time graphs to work with and discuss.
Today in class students worked together to interpret graphs, data tables, and possible stories to match the information given in the graphs and data tables.
Today in class students worked on what graphs of distance and time do and don't tell us.
Today in class students learned about variable, independent variable, dependent variable, and constant variable. We also read a little bit about the rules of graphing. This is to lead up to understanding motion graphs this week. MOTION TEST next week.
Today in class students voted on the most important elements of the class social contract. We will draw it up and post it for all students to recognize and abide by. We also reviewed the PE/KE test and began to look at the elements of graphing motion.
Today in class students and I discussed motion, reference point, relative motion, speed, acceleration, and graphing motion. We also talked about how this is relevant to everyday life. We took a very short quiz on motion and reference points (no graphs yet).