Today students completed I#10 by using the SIM to observe how kinetic energy changes as energy is put into and take out of a substance. They used the SIM and completed the 3 questions after a whole group discussion. This LAB was to be turned-in by the end of the period.
After this activity we watched a short video called ZOOMING IN ON PHASE CHANGE. We used the observational data collected during I #10 and this video to help us write a new claim that including our new thinking (learning about temperature, kinetic energy, speed, and freedom of movement).
After this, students had about 10 minutes to begin their homework of using the modeling tool in Amplify Science to model "Water on a Stove" and "Water in the Freezer" as well as the reading "What Melts? What Burns?" For the reading, they are to Mark the Text, Write in the Margins, answer the two questions, and create a Venn Diagram about Melting vs. Burning.
Mrs. Batt is the 7th grade Life Science teacher at Hawthorne Middle School.