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7. Controlling Chemical Reactions

Objective:  Factors that Affect the Rate of a Chemical Reaction

Big Idea Application:

During chemical processes matter can change forms.

The overarching essential questions being considered:

What happens during a chemical reaction?

6. Model Mania

Objective:  Conservation of Matter

Big Idea Application:
During ordinary physical or chemical processes matter can neither be created nor destroyed.  It can only change forms.

The overarching essential questions being considered:

What happens during a chemical reaction?

3. Where's the Evidence?

Objective: Observe Evidence of Chemical Reactions

Big Idea Application:
During chemical processes matter can change forms.

The overarching essential questions being considered:

What happens during a chemical reaction?

The essential questions being considered:

5. Identifying Forces

Objective
Given seven drawings depicting motion, students will be able to correctly identify, describe, and indicate direction and relative magnitude of three to five forces in each.

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4. Types of Forces

Objective
Given a textbook passage on forces, students will be able to organize the passage's information into a graphic organizer and teach the information to other students.

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3. Friction Lab

Objective
Given lab equipment, students will be able to measure force required to pull baby shoes and identify factors that make pulling easier or harder.

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Forces and Motion Box Block Plan

Lesson 1: Introduction to forces
Students complete an anticipation guide, using prior knowledge to predict whether statements like “A rock thrown in space will keep going forever” are true or false.  

Lesson 2: Types of forces (informal)