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Adair County Middle School

NGSS Unit Plan

Course:  

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Bundle : How does a change in thermal energy effect matter?

 

Duration:  9 weeks

Teacher:   Brandi Compton & Deb Waddell

 

NGSS Performance Standards and Expectations:

PS1-1 Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.

PS1-4 Develop models that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.

PS3-3  Appy scientific to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.

PS3-4 Plan an investigation to determine the relationships among the energy transferred, the type of matter, the mass, and the change in the average kinetic energy of the particles as measured by the temperature of the sample.

ESS2-4 Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter through Earth’s systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.

ESS2-5 Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of masses result in changes of weather conditions.

ESS2-6 Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine global climates.

ETS1-4 Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

 

CCS in Math and/or ELA:

ELA - RST.6-8.1 ; RST.6-8.7 ; WHST.6-8.8

Math – MP.2 ; MP.4 ; 6.RP.A.3 ; 6.NS.C.5 ; 6.E.A.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Phenomena:

Water boils when heat is added.

Precipitation only occurs when there are clouds in the sky.

Some parts of the world get lots of precipitation; others get almost none at all.

Climates near the equator tend to be warmer than climates near the poles.

 
 
 
 

Engineering Practices:

Asking Questions and Defining Problems:  Ask questions that arise from careful observation of phenomena, models, or unexpected results, to clarify and/or seek additional information.

 

PS1-1

Developing and Using Models:  Develop and/or use a model to generate data to test ideas about phenomena in natural or designed systems, including those representing inputs and outputs, and those at unobservable scales.

 

PS1-1 ; PS1-4 ; ESS2-4 ; ESS2-6 ; ETS1-4

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations:  Plan an investigation individually and collaboratively, and in the design: identify independent and dependent variables and controls, what tools are needed to do the gathering, how measurements will be recorded, and how many data are needed to support a claim.

 

PS3-4 ; ESS2-5

Analyzing and Interpreting Data:  Distinguish between causal and correlational relationships in data.

 

PS1-4


 

Using Mathematical and Computational Thinking:   Apply mathematical concepts and/or processes (such as ratio, rate, percent, basic operations, and simple algebra) to scientific and engineering questions and problems.

 

PS1-1 ; PS3-4

Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions:  Construct an explanation using models or representations

 

PS3-3

Engaging in Argument from Evidence:  Respectfully provide and receive critiques about one’s explanations, procedures, models and questions by citing relevant evidence and posing and responding to questions that elicit pertinent elaboration and detail.

 

ESS2-4


 

Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information:  Integrate qualitative and/or quantitative scientific and/or technical information in written text with that contained in media and visual displays to clarify claims and findings.

 

Cross Cutting Concepts:

  • Patterns

  • Cause and effect:  Mechanism and explanation

  • Scale, proportion and quantity

  • Systems and system models

  • Energy and matter:  Flows, cycles and conservation

  • Structure and function

  • Stability and change

Essential Vocabulary:

MATTER

ATOMS

MOLECULE

SUBSTANCE

COMPOUND

MIXTURE

ELEMENT

 

THERMAL ENERGY

KINETIC ENERGY

POTENTIAL ENERGY

ENERGY TRANSFER

 

CYCLE

LANDFORMS

GRAVITY

ATMOSPHERE





 

DECOMPOSITION

VAPORIZATION

EVAPORATION

TRANSPIRATION

RESPIRATION

MELTING

FREEZING

PRECIPITATION

 

SOLID

LIQUID

GAS

PLASMA

 

AIR PRESSURE

HUMIDITY

CURRENTS

AIR MASSES

PATTERNS

RADIATION

ABSORBTION


 

EQUATOR

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

HIGH PRESSURE

LOW PRESSURE

MOISTURE


 
 
  
       
 

Plan of Lessons and Activities:

Lesson 1:

  • What is matter?

  • Card sort

  • Flocabulary (mixtures/compounds)

Lesson 2:

  • Atomic structure

  • Study Jams – atoms, neutrons, electrons

  • Atoms family


 

Lesson 3:

  • Atomic Basics : Atomic Math

Lesson 4:

  • Elements/Compounds/Mixtures

  • PPT

  • Counting Atoms

  • Baggie Lab

  • Study Jams (elements and compounds)

Lesson 5:

  • Molecule Learning Stations with QR codes

Lesson 6:

  • PS1-1 TEST

Lesson 7:

  • Study Jams – potential and kinetic energy

  • Marble ramp energy lab

Lesson 8:

  • Bill Nye Video – matter

  • Chemistry Theatre – states of matter / phase changes

  • PhET Interactive Lab (or alternative)

  • NEED Energy Labs

  • TCT – Fishy Fortune Teller


 

Lesson 9:

  • Specific Heat Lab

  • Insulated Shoebox PBL

Lesson 10:

  • Atmosphere webquest

  • Weather Outline

  • Gizmo (water cycle)

Lesson 11:

  • Air masses / weather condiditons PPT

  • Weatherquest

  • Claim Evidence Reasoning – STEMScopes (Water in the Atmosphere)

Lesson 12:

  • Global Climates Video

  • Atmospheric / Oceanic circulation

  • Gizmo