Planning Sheet 2008-2009
Curriculum and some units are being rescoffolded to better logically sequence instruction and construct student understanding.
The main restructuing that occurred this year was the repositioning of when physics and chemistry curriculum is taught. Prior to this year physics was taught in the fall and winter and chemistry in the spring. Switching chemistry to the fall and teaching physics in the winter and spring would enable several things to happen:
I feel the overall restructuring of the curriculum is a success and will continue to be implimented. The curriculum flowed logically and I felt there was better overall understanding of the material. It should be noted that concepts such as atoms and movement of microscopic particles is very abstract and challenging for some adolescents to comprehend. Based on feedback from students in terms of their questions asked (undocumented) and test scores I feel the level of understanding increased this year. The item analysis from the NYS ILA will hopefully verify this assumption. This change in curriculum was also partnered with an additional emphasis on energy and the kinetic theory throughout the year.
|Directions: As a group, you have
25 minutes to write a brief story using the words or variations of the
o Inclined plane
o Wheel and Axle
Your short story should also include:
o Point of view
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