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BSSD Standards Addressed
- classifying the changes (i.e., heat, light, sound, and motion) that electrical energy undergoes in common household appliances (i.e., toaster, blender, radio, light bulb, heater).
- recognizing that energy can exist in many forms (i.e., heat, light, chemical, electrical, mechanical).
- investigating that the greater the force acting on an object, the greater the change in motion will be. (L)
- stating that every object exerts gravitational force on every other object.
- explaining that energy (i.e., heat, light, chemical, electrical, mechanical) can change form.
- identifying the initial source and resulting change in forms of energy in common phenomena (e.g., sun to tree to wood to stove to cabin heat).
- recognizing that most substances can exist as a solid, liquid, or gas depending on the motion of its particles.
SC 04.19 The student demonstrates an understanding of motions, forces, their characteristics, relationships, and effects:
- illustrating that unbalanced forces will cause an object to accelerate.
MA.06.12 (A5.3.1) Identify, classify, or compare regular and irregular polygons (using sides and angles). (GLE  G-1)
MA.06.13 (A5.3.4) Identifying, comparing, and describing attributes and properties of circles (radius, diameter, and Pi), the correct usage of a compass, and find area and circumference of a circle. (GLE  G-2)
MA.06.14 Identifies and describes triangular and rectangular prisms by bases, faces, edges, vertices; recognizes 3-D shapes from 2-D drawings. (GLE  G-3, G-4)
MA.06.15 Estimating or determining area or perimeter of polygons (parallelograms, trapezoids, triangles) using a key, ruler, or given measures. (GLE  G-7)
MA.07.12 Identify and classify regular and irregular polygons using diagonals, number of sides and angles; identify triangular and rectangular pyramids using vertices, edges, and faces. (GLE  G-1, G-2)
MA.07.13 Given the scale factor, solve problems involving similar shapes (scale drawings, maps). (GLE  G-3)
MA.07.14 Determine the area of a circle, and the volume and surface area of prisms and cylinders. (GLE  G-5, G-6, G-7)
MA.07.15 Recognizes and associates points with rectangular coordinates. (GLE  G-8)
MA.08.19 Calculates volumes (prisms, cylinders, spheres) of simple geometric solids and the area of complex figures and converges units of area.
MA.08.20 (A5.4.6) Applies geometric formulas to a variety of situations (midpoint, distance, slope, area, and volume). (GLE  G-5,  G-6)
MA.08.21 Identifying, analyzing, comparing or using properties of angles (including supplementary and complementary) or circles (degrees in a circle) (GLE  G-1)
Building a Sled
1. Fill out a worksheet of Iditard using this site. Iditarod
- size of dogs vs. speed.. competitor record with size of dogs.. leg length.. discuss w/ mushers
- food they eat? energy conversion
- friction.. type of snow and sled
making a sled
life science ‚Äìgenetics of dogs.. interview mushers
Kevin ‚Äìmaps.. historical trail, DVD's
lesson plans for teacher
- Build a sled..
- forces.. measure foce distance.. amount of weight in model
- newton's laws
- Geometry: strength of designs.. polygons