Look at the work of Rube Goldberg, an American cartoonist, who created fantastic cartoons of multi stepped scientific "machines." Identify Forms of Energy & Type of Simple Machine..
Students will continue to analyze Rube Goldberg Photos to Identify Forms of Energy and Type of Simple Machine
Examples of Student "Rube Goldberg Machines"
Introduce Project: "Plan" a Rube Goldberg Compound Machine - Go through Rubric
Students will begin a "plan" to create their own Rube Goldberg Machine.
Homework: Students will need to begin gathering the materials they will need in order to build their machine. Supplies are due Monday.
Finish Expo... Solution Briefing - Identify Our Final Solution
Watch video IDEO
Answer Video Questions pg 121 & 122
Take home Quiz
Rube Goldberg Activity - Energy Transformation
Review Original Criteria and Constraints of Basketball Court Challenge
Write up explanations for your design
Share Recommendations and Design Plans
Read Advise the School Board - pg 116
Write Letter to School board - Our goal is to have the erosion control method that works best so the school will accept donated land and build the Basketball Court.
Final Solution Briefing: Present Letter to School Board,
Design Plan with Explanation
Finish Solution Briefing - Identify Our Final Solution
Watch video IDEO
Review for Quiz
HW: Answer Video Questions pg 121 & 122
Introduction to Energy Unit
Identify the 6 types of Simple Machines
Clean out notebooks, New Table of Contents
Passback unit study: Simulations, Observations & Analysis Questions
Review: Investigation Expo (Expectations) - Scientific Method
Complete Posters and prepare for Expo
HOLD Investigation Expo
Complete Project Boards
No SCHOOL (Veterans Day)
THURSDAY: Moana Group will not be going on the water flow data collection field trip. We are not able to use the Waihee river to collect data due to unfortunate circumstances. We hope to reschedule the trip to a closer location on Tuesday, November 24th. I will keep you posted.
THURSDAY IN CLASS: Complete Project Boards
Write Recommendations using claims, evidence, and science knowledge - Create explanation that supports our recommendations.
Friday: I-Ready Diagnostic Testing -
Don't forget to bring earbuds!
Build and Test Erosion Models
Complete a separate observation page for each model
Homework: Analyze Your Data questions pg 99
Collect homework questions pg 99
Prepare for Investigation Expo
Homework: Erosion Xword puzzle
Service Learning - Present Beach Erosion Cycle to Lese
Or Introduction to Water Data Collection
Update Project Boards...
Introduce the process of making a Scientific Recommendation:
Make a recommendation to the school board
How Do Scientist Work together to Solve Problems????