This is an excerpt from Amazon's popular line of Bossy Brocci Math and Big Science workbooks! [it's pronounced like "Brawsee"]
Printing should be done in Landscape and DOUBLE-SIDED, with the flip being along the 'SHORT' side.
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Most ELA, Math and Science teachers don't have more than 100
State Tests on their shoulders - and they enjoy anywhere from 60 to
90 minutes to teach their class. But I've been handily beating the
State while teaching an average of 110 students every year - and
with only about 38 minutes for science class! It's a matter of public
record: I've crushed the State by 17 to 32 points, and by an average
of 23 points over a 5-year stretch.
All this - and with:
No Teaching Assistants,
No Remediation Class,
No Test-Prep books,
and just 38 minutes for Science class.
THAT is what I less-than-humbly call 'Teacher Effectiveness.'
So what are my kids learning, doing and using?
Bossy Brocci worksheets.
1) Calculate and Record in a single Data Pattern Table the DENSITY for 5 specimens of Nickel and 5 Specimens of Platinum - all with:
Unique Shapes (Sphere, Hemisphere, Cube, Half-cube & Irregular Lump) provided in the Table
[Teachers NOTE: you DON'T need these specimens; I've provided actual specimen dimensions - your students just have to crunch the numbers, calculate DENSITY - and discover that specimen shapes and dimensions may change, BUT density does NOT: Density is a unique, identifying and intensive property!]
2) Fill-in a total of 9 cells in this first Data Pattern Table
3) Write-in specs in a second Data Pattern Table for select specimens':
If Cross-Products are equivalent, the written statement: "The Mass to Volume ratios are Proportional; and therefore, their Density quotients are Equivalent"
4) Fill-in a total of 16 cells in this second Data Pattern Table
5) Answer 50 Fill-in-the-Blank and Multiple-choice questions based on their Calculations & Observations in the two preceding Data Pattern Tables
6) Discover that Density:
Is a unique & identifying physical property;
Is an INTENSIVE PROPERTY (unlike mass & volume)
7) Be compelled to present their work in a neat & orderly format
8) Be trained to Calculate Density, and understand & use it as a unique, identifying and INTENSIVE property methodically & systematically
Printing should be done in Landscape and double-sided, with the flip being along the 'short' side
Science Chemistry Physical Science Physical Property Particle Packing Density Mass Volume Calculating Density Identifying Elements Substances Density of irregular solids Density of Liquids Density of Water Density Anomaly Density Inversion Intensive Properties Extensive Properties Density as an Intensive Property Density as a Unique Substance-Specific Property Temperature's Effect on Density Calculating Density by Displacement Calculating Density of Regular Geometric Solids Rectangular Prisms Cubes Density of Elements Water's Density Anomaly Density Layers Density Columns Density Layer Columns Using Density to Identify Unknowns Identifying Unknowns by their with using Density