Friday, November 2nd: What is Matter?

Today we are focusing on the basics of matter!  We will be doing an activity and using the links below to help us to understand more about matter.

INVESTIGATE

WATCH

 

SOME THINGS THAT ARE NOT MATTER AND WHY

Wind can be felt on your skin and you can see the wind move branches of trees. But wind itself it not matter. It is the movement of air, which itself is matter.

Electricity is similar. You can see the result of electricity at work – a light bulb lighting up for example and you can feel electricity as an electric shock. But electricity is just the the movement/flow of an electric charge – it is not matter itself. It is the movement of matter (electrons).

Sound is the result of air movement against your eardrum and not matter itself.

A flame or fire can also pose difficulties. The smoke that rises up from the fire or flame contains vaporized gases and small particles and therefore contains matter. But the fire and flame themselves, the light and heat emitted, are energy, not matter.

Energy is the ability or capacity to do work or supply heat and is NOT matter.

Notice that a lot of items that are matter cannot be seen – at least with the naked eye (atoms, DNA, bacteria, dissolved sugar) and that some items that are non-matter can be felt (heat, wind, electricity).

Some common textbook definitions of matter are: Matter is anything that takes up space and has mass. Matter has mass and volume.

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Friday, Oct. 13th: Equivalent Measurements and More

Measuring Volume Using Displacement– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3ia4i-uFTM

What is the relationship between a cubic centimeter and a millimeter?

            

JOURNAL OUTPUT: PAGE 11

  1. How do you make a good measurement using a triple beam balance?
    • List three things you should do and at least one thing you shouldn’t do.
  2. Explain what a meniscus is. You can draw a picture to help your explanation.
  3. How do you make a good measurement using a graduated cylinder?
    • List three things you should do and at least one thing you shouldn’t do.

 

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Tuesday, October 10th: Finding Mass and Volume

OUTCOME: By the end of this class you should know how to use a triple beam balance, what a meniscus is, and how to measure small amounts of liquid using a graduated cylinder.

I WILL GIVE A QUIZ OVER THIS INFORMATION TOMORROW TO SEE IF YOU FOCUSED OR NOT DURING CLASS!

MASS/WEIGHT– How much matter or “stuff” is in an object.  The following activities will help you to practice finding the mass of objects.

STEP 1: WATCH: How to use a triple beam balance. Watch this video that shows you how to use a triple beam balance– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAf6HoVK6JI

STEP 2: PRACTICE: Go to the website given. Practice finding the mass of different objects. Write the results in the chart given to you by the substitute.

Using a Triple Beam Balancehttp://touchspin.touchspin.com/DisplayTBB.php

STEP 3: MORE PRACTICE: Practice reading the mass of objects.

Practicing Reading the Weight. Read the instructions below before going to the site- http://www.ohaus.com/en-US/Tutorials/Triple-Beam

  1. Go to this website.
  2. Click on the PRACTICE WEIGHING LINK.
  3. Click on the small arrow on the right bottom of the page.
  4. Practice reading the balance beam and typing in the correct mass.

VOLUME OF A LIQUID

STEP 4: WATCH

STEP 5: PRACTICE


STEP 6: METRIC CONVERSION PRACTICE

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Tuesday, Oct. 3rd: More Metric

Overview of Length

Very entertaining- http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/media/1566130/high-rise-living

Practice

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Tuesday, September 26th: Measuring Length

Intro to the Metric System

Measuring Metric Length


Definitions to Know


Metric Equivalents

Metric Prefixes– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=436E_5CerPQ

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Friday, Sept. 22nd: RACE and Quizlet

PART 1Yesterday we spent time learning how to write a constructed response answer for science questions (aka: A GOOD ANSWER).

  • We used a chart to help us to do our first RACE answer: RACE Observation-Inference.
  • Today we will compare our answers and type up the full answer on our computers to print and put in our science journals.

PART 2 – QUIZLET ACCOUNTS

  • All students will make sure they have Quizlet accounts.
  • We will review how to practice vocabulary in a variety of ways on this site.
  • Being a Scientist Vocabulary: https://quizlet.com/_34jfdi
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Wed., September 20th: Welcome to Our Website

Welcome to your science website. This website will be an incredible resource for you this year. On this site you may find:

  • Lessons we did in class.
  • Resources you need to do homework.
  • Documents we did together and sometimes even links to homework.

TODAY’S FOCUS: QUIZLET and GOOGLE CLASSROOM

QUIZLET– https://quizlet.com/

  • Create an account.
  • Your user name MUST BE your FIRST NAME, FIRST LETTER OF YOUR LAST NAME, and the numbers 353 all in lower case and all as one word.
  • For example: kellyf353

The first Quizlet we will practice is called:

BEING A SCIENTIST: https://quizlet.com/_34jfdi

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