This week was all about Lesson 8 of our first unit 7.1. Students had to explore what factors affect the strength of magnetic and electric forces through a variety of stations in the lab. Students experimented with a variety of magnets and static electricity on charged balloons. We learned that distance can affect the strength of the force, that magnets can attract (pull in) or repel (push away). At the end of the week on Thursday and Friday students took a summative exit ticket that was treated like an open note quiz. Students used their notes from the lab to complete the exit ticket.
Next week students will be working on lesson 9 of the unit. After the 10th lesson will be the unit test so students are approaching our first unit test of the year. I will provide a study guide as well as 2 days in class to review. Students should make sure their science binder and notes are all organized and ready to studying from.