Physics

Lesson 1 -

MCAS 2010 Exam Question #15th Grade 2010 MCAS Exam
Question - # 1, page 257

 

State Standards:

Standard 5: Forms of Energy “Give examples of how energy can be transformed from one form to another.

Essential Question:

What is Heat?

Lesson Question:

How does Heat Travel through different objects?

Grouping: Students will be grouped in teams of 4 based on complimentary learning styles and levels of understanding and ability.

Activity


Materials Needed:
coffee cup, spoon, hot water, metal pan, wood block, hot water bottle, piece of cardboard, cotton material, glass jars, aluminum foil, newspaper, and a cotton cloth


Strategy:
Compare the term conductor and the duties of a train conductor; so that the students will have a better understanding of the word
conductor. The teacher will also use the train to demonstrate how heat travels through different materials

Introduction:

Students shall Compare the term conductor and the duties of a train conductor; so that they will have a better understanding of the word
conductor. The teacher will also use the train to demonstrate how heat travels through different materials

Task:

Experiment:
1) Pour hot water into a coffee mug.
2) Place a metal spoon in the hot water.
3) Place a plastic spoon in the hot water.
4) Use a watch to record the time that it takes each spoon to heat up.
5) Students will be able to determine which materials attract heat the fastest.

Lesson Experiences:

 

Students will begin to learn that a complete circuit is necessary for electricity to pass and that heat, light and sound can be generated from the process. Students will also understand the basics of how heat, light and sound travel.

Question - # 16, page 264
Standard 6: Electrical Energy “Recognize that electricity in circuits requires a complete loop through which an electrical current can pass, and that electricity can produce light, heat and sound.”
Activity (web based)


ACTIVITY TYPES:
Conceptual Knowledge Building Activity Types:

Students will view video on basic electricity. They could view video on their own computers/hand-held devices or the video could be shown using a smart board to all students.


Procedural Knowledge Building Activity Types:Students using the activities/labs mentioned above will observe and gather data which can be recorded on a spreadsheet, word processing software and or documented and shared with a flip video.


Knowledge of Expression Activity Type: Using presentation software or a video creation students can demonstrate findings and discuss/debate understanding and concepts within the classroom or on a class website.

Conclusion:

Students will have gained a basic understanding of electricity and that electricity can produce light, heat and sound.

Assessments:

Assessment will be based upon students understanding and integration of scientific concepts as demonstrated in their notes/observations/summary written in their science journals which are online/web based (classroom website)
Medford addresses these standards through the 3 – 5 th grade curriculum.

SCIENCE JOURNAL RUBRIC:
Dimension
1 = Novice
2 = Intermediate
3 = Exemplary

Score

Content
Content is incomplete and inaccurate / Content is accurate, but incomplete / Content is accurate and complete
Mechanics
More than four spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors are included / Three or four spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors are included / Less than three spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors are included
Organization
Events jump around, start and end are unclear/ Events are somewhat jumpy / Events are logically ordered, sharp sense of beginning and end
TOTAL

Resources:

 

Internet (see site above), text