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 whipping the
State while teaching an average of 110 students per 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.
And I'm North Carolina's 2016 Top-Scoring Science Teacher.
I've done it with:
No Teaching Assistants,
No Remediation Class,
and No Test-Prep books or programs.
So what are my kids learning, doing and using?
Bossy Brocci worksheets.
1) Measure and Record Temperature (C) Data in one of 4 provided Data Tables chosen by the teacher:
Temperature every 5 minutes from 0 to 30 minutes
Temperature every 3 minutes from 0 to 30 minutes
Temperature every 2 minutes from 0 to 30 minutes
Temperature frequency and duration open, to be decided by Elevation and/or teacher
[Note to Teacher: with guidance from the instructions, you will select the appropriate pan/vessel, heating source & Data Table]
2) Graph or Plot Recorded Temperature from their Data Table onto a pre-labeled and pre-scaled Graph of Temperature vs. Time directly beneath their Data Table
3) Write sentence descriptions of what is happening in select regions of their graph for: Water Warming and Water Boiling
in designated and lined text boxes that have been specifically situated on their graph paper
4) Complete with both Text and Illustrations a Heating Graph/Curve or Phase Change diagram for Water by correctly locating/matching specific phrases and images to designated locations in the diagram:
Image of cube (for ice)
Image of droplet (for water)
Image of gas cloud (for steam)
phrase Ice Warming
phrase Ice Melting
phrase Water Warming
phrase Water Boiling
5) Discover that Water boils at approximately 100 C
6) Discover that Temperature is constant during Boiling and phase changes in general; that phase changes happen at a particular or specific temperature
7) Answer 50 Fill-in-the-Blank and Multiple-choice questions based on their Measurements, Observations and Calculations from the preceding Data Table and Heating Curve/Graph (Phase Change Diagram)
8) Read a factually-dense paragraph about the relationships between elevation, Air Pressure and Boiling Point
9) Describe in writing a simple experiment using water and a thermometer that could determine which of two people live higher
10) Fill-in a Data Table with their experimental Boiling Point, Predicted Elevation (Above, At or Below Sea level) and Actual GPS Elevation
11) Write an explanation for why Predicted and Actual Elevation might disagree
12) Write an explanation for why more salt is added to boil water as Elevation increases
13) Be compelled to present their work in a neat & orderly format
14) Be trained to Draw, Define and Describe Water's properties and Changes on a Heating Curve/Graph (Phase Change Diagram) methodically & systematically
Printing should be done in Landscape and double-sided, with the flip being along the 'short' side
Science Chemistry Physical Science Water's Unique Special Physical Properties Polar Water's Polarity Water's Hydrogen Bonding Hydrogen-Bonding between Water Molecules Water's Cohesion Cohesion between Water Molecules Adhesion Water's Capillary Action Capillary Action of Water Melting Point Boiling Point Water's Boiling Point Colligative Properties Heating Graph of Water Water's Heating Curve Phase Change Phase Change Diagram Phase Changes Water's Density Density of Water Density Anomaly Density Inversion Water's Density Anomaly Inversion Water's Surface Tension Measuring Surface Tension Water's Specific Heat Capacity Water's Latent Heat Enthalpy of Fusion Water's Latent Heat Enthalpy of Vaporization Dissolving Homogenous Mixture Solution Heterogeneous Mixture Miscible Immiscible Soluble Insoluble Solubility Solvent Solute Water is the Universal Solvent Solubility and Temperature