How many beads? ANSWER
MM1A3a Solve Quadratic Equations for areas of rectangles
MM1A3a Solve quadratic equations for areas of rectangles
MM1A3a solve quadratic equations for areas of rectangles
Interactive Notebook Organization: Newest papers go in the top, older cascades down. Where the handout goes in the IN is noted on a sticky note. Really old stuff is archived with just 1 copy in the bottom pocket. I have a student in each class who keeps me organized. http://www.containerstore.com/shop/office/literatureOrganizers/wallPockets?productId=10020391&green=4b33c9d3-4748-4bd4-a974-7450004310d5
Einstein's Big Idea Gendankenexperiments (Day 44)
Einstein's Big Idea Questions (Day 44)
Energy whiteboard 4
Energy whiteboard 3
Energy whiteboard 2
Energy whiteboard 1
Energy whiteboard 7
Energy whiteboard 6
ELL students get tests read aloud to them. Here's my solution.
Go big or go home: data wall 1/2
Go big or go home: data wall 2/2.
Board 7 of 7. Four ways to light a bulb given only 1 AA battery, 1 wire, and 1 flashlight bulb.
Board 6 of 7. Four ways to light a bulb given only 1 AA battery, 1 wire, and 1 flashlight bulb.
Board 5 of 7. Four ways to light a bulb given only 1 AA battery, 1 wire, and 1 flashlight bulb.
This group never got to the other 4 questions, but I really liked how their diagrams were really precise.
Board 4 of 7. Four ways to light a bulb given only 1 AA battery, 1 wire, and 1 flashlight bulb.
How awesome is it that with no lecture, reading, or other exposure to circuits, this group figured out that electric potential is greatest on the + terminal of the battery? All I said to them was "electric potential energy is kinda like gravitational potential energy".
Board 3 of 7. Four ways to light a bulb given only 1 AA battery, 1 wire, and 1 flashlight bulb.
Board 2 of 7. Four ways to light a bulb given only 1 AA battery, 1 wire, and 1 flashlight bulb. I asked students to show a schematic, a realistic diagram. They added the description. Nice touch.
Board 1 of 7.
Four ways to light a bulb given only 1 AA battery, 1 wire, and 1 flashlight bulb.
T & J's bamboo egg drop container. Verdict: broken egg.
Strategy: lots of padding inside a plastic cup. A competitor's cup much like this design did survive, though this one did not.
The candy box is empty and may provide increase delta t enough when the egg hits the ground. Verdict: broken.
Egg dropping platform. First droppers -- lots of padding in a Solo cup. Verdict: survived!
The shocking results -- survival!
L & J's suspend-an-egg in a sock inside a shoe box. I wanted this one to survive, but alas, it did not.
H & B's balloon drop. Yes it survived. Yes, we dropped it many times.
Thing 1, Thing 2, and NW put their egg in bubble wrap, in a jar of peanut butter and attached a parachute. Verdict: slightly cracked egg. How are y'all gonna make this crazy idea work?
I cut a piece of construction paper down the long axis, then folded into this pocket and stapled into the back cover of my interactive notebook. A handy place to keep vocabulary flash cards made of index cards cut in half.
A recreated Student Center. In my classroom, I used the top of a bookshelf. The most important parts are the taped off "lanes" and labels. Kids will put stuff back if they see where it goes.
The student center is a place to keep supplies for student use. Key elements are the taped off "lanes" to keep hole punch, stapler, and tape; plenty of materials kids might need; and a few surprising items like duct tape.