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Review Questions for Dec 9th

If your child can answer these questions with confidence by the end of this week, they are in a good place for this week’s material. If not, they may need some additional practice

  1. Can you draw a magnetic field of a magnet?
    1. Which direction should arrows point on the North side?
    2. Which direction should arrows point on the South side?
    3. Which side is positive, and which side is negative?
  2. Can you draw the field between two magnets that are attracting?
  3. Can you draw the filed between two magnets that are repelling?
  4. What is a magnetic domain, and how do they help a magnet work?
  5. What is an electromagnet?
  6. What variables can you change that will help make an electromagnet like the one we made in class stronger?

Review Questions for Dec 2nd

If your child can answer these questions with confidence by the end of this week, they are in a good place for this week’s material. If not, they may need some additional practice

  1. Can you draw a magnetic field of a magnet?
    1. Which direction should arrows point on the North side?
    2. Which direction should arrows point on the South side?
    3. Which side is positive, and which side is negative?
  2. What is a magnetic domain, and how do they help a magnet work?
  3. How are magnets made?
  4. Why is it that only a few materials (Iron, Nickel, Cobalt) can be magnetized?

Review Questions for Nov. 25th

If your child can answer these questions with confidence by the end of this week, they are in a good place for this week’s material. If not, they may need some additional practice

  1. Is your science fair project almost done? It’s due on Monday Dec. 2nd.
  2. What did you learn about the Aurora Borealis?
  3. What patterns did you find in the magnetic station lab?
  4. What do you need to learn to add on to your model of magnetic fields?

Review Questions for Nov. 18th

If your child can answer these questions with confidence by the end of this week, they are in a good place for this week’s material. If not, they may need some additional practice.

  1. Is your Science fair Project almost done? It’s due on Monday, Dec. 2nd!
  2. When do objects attract, and when do they repel?
  3. What are the parts of atoms, and what charges do they have?
  4. Why does rubbing make some objects have charges?
  5. What is a conductor and insulator, and what charge do they have when they are rubbed?
  6. What is polarity, and how does the fact that water is polar explain a lot the stickiness we saw it have last week?
  7. If you rub your hair with a PVC pipe, what charge does the PVC pip have, and that charge does your hair have? Why does your hair stand up?

Next week will be starting Magnetism! Make sure Science Fair Projects are finished!

Review Questions for Nov. 11th

If your child can answer these questions with confidence by the end of this week, they are in a good place for this week’s material. If not, they may need some additional practice.

  1. Is your Science fair Outline almost finished? It’s due on Tuesday, and CUSF paperwork needs to be done for projects with experiments.
  2. What is a field force? How does far does it go?
  3. Why is it incorrect to say that there is no gravity in space?
  4. What patterns did you see in the forces from the Electric Charges lab?
  5. What patterns did you see in the behavior of water in space and on Earth?

Next week we will be diving further into field forces!

Review Questions for November 4th

If your child can answer these questions with confidence by the end of this week, they are in a good place for this week’s material. If not, they may need some additional practice.

  1. Is your Science fair Outline almost finished? It’s due on Tuesday, and CUSF paperwork needs to be done for projects with experiments.
  2. What is the difference between mass and weight?
  3. Do bigger objects have more gravity? What evidence from the gravity trampoline tells you that the mass what matters, not the size?
  4. If a space ship is in between two planets (A and B) that have the same mass, and the space ship is closer to planet B, which planet will it be pulled to with the most force? Why?
  5. Why does the Earth orbit instead of falling into the Sun?
  6. What causes orbits to decay?
Next week, we will check off the science fair outline, and we have the Gravity performance task on  Tuesday. Our next topic will be about Electricity and magnetism.

Review Questions for Oct 28th

If your child can answer these questions with confidence by the end of this week, they are in a good place for this week's material. If not, they may need some additional practice.

  1. Is your Science Fair Research Note matrix done?
  2. Did you turn in your astronaut protection packet?’
  3. How do stars form and what are the steps you learned about with the dust, and the disk, and the planets?
  4. Why is gravity different on the Moon?
  5. What is the difference between Mass and Weight?
  6. Out of scales, spring scales, balances, and triple beam balances, which tools measure weight, and which ones measure mass?
  7. Is mass or weight different on the Moon? Why is one less, but the other is the same?
  8. How does gravity act during star and planet formation?

Next week, we will be doing several really cool labs and simulations to help us understand gravity better.

Review Questions for Oct 21st.

Sorry these are so late!

If your child can answer these questions with confidence by the end of this week, they are in a good place for this week's material. If not, they may need some additional practice.

  1. Is your Science Fair Research Note matrix done?
  2. What are action and reaction forces?
  3. Tell me about Gene Cearnen the Astronaut that was having problems during his space walk.
  4. How did the scooter lab help you understand action and reaction forces?
  5. Since you couldn’t cover the astronaut during your protect the astronaut design challenge, how did you keep him from coming out of the cup when he hit the ground?
  6. Draw a force diagram for the golf ball and the ground. Which force is the action, and which force is the reaction when they hit?
  7. Did you do your action reaction practice problems?

Next week we have our Newton’s 3rd law performance task and we will be learning about Gravity!

Review Questions for October 14th

If your child can answer these questions with confidence by the end of this week, they are in a good place for this week's material. If not, they may need some additional practice.

  1. Is your science fair brainstorm and bibliography worksheet completed?
  2. Have you done corrections on your Newton's Laws Unit test?
  3. What was the pretest about? What did you get right, what things were you completely lost on?
  4. What did you learn about action and reactions from the videos you watched in class on Wednesday?

 

Next week we will be starting Newton's 3rd law of motion! Woohoo!

Review Questions for October 7th

If your child can answer these questions with confidence by the end of this week, they are in a good place for this week's material. If not, they may need some additional practice.

  1. How does friction effect objects?
  2. What things can cause an object to have more or less friction?
  3. What is Net Force, and how do we calculate it?
  4. Draw a force diagram that shows a person that is 100 kg accelerating toward the ground at 9.81 m/s/s. How much force is gravity pulling on them? Where is friction acting on the system? If air resistance is 10 N, what is the net force?
  5. How does a parachute help us land safely?

 

Next week we will have a science fair work day, and we will be learning about Newton’s third law of motion.

Review Questions for Sept. 30th

If your child can answer these questions with confidence by the end of this week, they are in a good place for this week's material. If not, they may need some additional practice.

  1. What is acceleration, and when does it happen?
  2. Why does the softball hit harder than the baseball, even though the baseball is going faster?
  3. If a truck is accelerating at 3 m/s/s, and it weighs 1000 kg, how many Newtons of force will it hit a deer in the road with? Draw a diagram to help you.
  4. What is Friction and when does it happen?

 

Next week we will have a science fair work day, and we will be learning about Net force and drawing force diagrams and we will be having our unit test on Netwon’s 1st and 2nd laws of motion.

Review Questions for Sept. 23rd

If your child can answer these questions with confidence by the end of this week, they are in a good place for this week's material. If not, they may need some additional practice.

1. What is inertia? Remember our slogan!
2. Why do you fly forward in your car when your parents slam on the brakes, and how is inertia involved?
3. Why do some near Earth asteroids hit us, while other near Earth asteroids pass us by?
5. What is momentum?
6. What do you want to do your science fair project on?
 
Next week we will be starting our science fair projects, and we will be diving into Newton's 2nd law of motion! So excited!

Review questions for Sept 16th

If your child can answer these questions with confidence by the end of this week, they are in a good place for this week's material. If not, they may need some additional practice.

1.What are the 5 principles or rules of science?
2. What is pseudoscience, and how do you tell if something is pseudoscience?
3. What is a force?
4. What happens if an object has unbalanced forces acting on it?
5. What happens if an object has balanced forces acting on it?
6. What do you want to do your science fair project on?
 
Next week we will be starting our science fair projects, and we will be diving into Newton's laws of motion! So excited!