- Math: Ratios and Unit Rates. (With a bit on Conversion Factors.)
- Class practice: Calculating UNIT RATES - Ratios where the denominator is one (unit.) For example; If someone spends three dollars for four pounds of bananas, how much do bananas cost per pound.
- We touched on conversion factors as students use them, frequently, both in science class and algebra. It’s also related to cross products and cross cancelling.
- Homework - Unit 2, Lesson 9.
II Science: Continuing with human body systems, focusing on the nervous system.
A. Current Events: CNN 10 happened to have a brief story on adaptive technology, which was a good place to give an example of what can happen when a person’s spinal cord is damaged.
B. LAB: Students performed a lab on reaction time. We tested a hypothesis as to who has faster reaction times and will relate this to both the scientific method and the nervous system.
C. Homework - Reading on the nervous system from our science text and averaging our results from today’s lab.
III. STEAM: Transition to unit on water, boats, and waves.
A. A change of lesson as building groups are changed for the new unit. An overview of forces using Bill Nye - One of the major forces we will be studying in this unit is buoyancy.