Pressure Lesson Plans: scroll through the unit, click on linked lessons


Lesson 1:  Area


Activity 1:  Notes: Flat Space

            Activity 2:  Make boxes

Extension: Start homework early          

Homework: Worksheet: Measure & Calculate Areas

Lesson 2:  Pressure

Engagement: 1st grader with knife vs. Coach Eaton or high heel vs. elephant

Activity 1:  Notes

            Activity 2:  high heel vs. elephant example

Extension: Ride the hover board           

Homework: Practice Problems, p. 303: 1-2

Lesson 3:  Density

Engagement: Sink or float?

Activity 1: Notes

Activity 2: Density Lab → measure the density of random objects

Extension: Start the homework early     

Homework: Worksheet: Area, Pressure, & Density

Lesson 4:  Fluids

Engagement:  Think/Pair/Share: Could you swim to the bottom of the ocean (neglecting air)?

Activity 1:  Let’s Find Out Fluid PowerPoint (derive P = Dhg)

            Activity 2:  Homework Hint: #33

Extension:  Start the homework early & get help

Homework: Read: p. 303-304, Do: p. 323: 19 & p.324: 33

Lesson 5:  Pascal’s Principle

Engagement:  Cartesian Diver

Activity 1:  Play with partially inflated balloons.

            Activity 2:  Notes

Extension: Practice Problem (p. 304): 5

Homework: Read: p. 305-307, Do: p. 322: 2, 3

Lesson 6: Archimedes Principle

Engagement:  Which objects will float?

Activity 1:  Explain (in writing) why objects float.

            Activity 2:  Notes & Example Problem (p. 307)

Extension:  Begin the homework early  

Homework:  Read: p. 309-310, Do: p. 322-323: 4, 20

Lesson 7:  Air Pressure & Barometers

Engagement: balloon balance

Activity 1:  Air Pressure & Barometer Notes

            Activity 2:  Student in a bag

Extension: EC → how high would a water barometer have to be?         

Homework: Do: p. 324: 29

Lesson 8:  Blood Pressure

Engagement:  Who cares what their blood pressure is? → food, medication, activities…

Activity 1:  Nursing Student demonstrates taking blood pressure.

            Activity 2:  Power Point

Extension:  Start the homework early

Homework: Reread: p. 309-310, Do: p. 324: 17, 40  & study for the test

Lesson 9:  Bernoulli’s Principle

Engagement:  Why is an airplane wing shaped like this?

Activity 1:  Notes & blowing on paper

            Activity 2:  Incorrect theory of lift & correct theory of lift

Extension:  Java Applet: Lift of Wright Aircraft

Homework: Study Guide (p. 74 & 75) 

EC: How do some airplanes fly upside down?

Lesson 10:  Assessment

Engagement: Questions as Students Enter

Activity 1:  Drill

            Activity 2:  Test

Extension:  Start the homework early    

Homework:  Read for next unit