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Science Methods

Unit 1:  Scientific Methods August 26 - September 13 (14 days):
The purpose of unit one is to provide a motivating introduction to the topics, processes, and future of science in general. We start by looking at the major branches of science, the history of scientific discovery, and possible careers within each. Then we discuss and use the scientific method, experimental design, and lab report format. From there we spend some time looking at and getting our hands on basic laboratory tools, measurement tools (in metric units, of course), and conducting sample experiments. We also learn to decipher complicated scientific words by analyzing their Latin roots.
 Day  Date  Topic  Assignment  Book
 1
 Monday
8/26/13
 Careers In Science [1]
Interesting Careers
 
 2  Tuesday
8/27/13
Definition & Divisions of Science
Life, Earth, physical
 [2]  
 3
 Wednesday
8/28/13
Scientific Methods
steps, noises, and examples

 4
 Thursday
8/29/13
Timeline of Science Discoveries
-explain, add, predict

 5
 Friday
8/30/13
Beyond Human Perception  
 6
 Tuesday
9/3
Science Terms and Latin Roots [7]
Scientific Terms and Latin Roots
 
 7
 Wednesday
9/4
Habits of the Scientific Mind
terminology
 
 8
Thursday 
9/5
nothing new

 
 9
 Friday
9/6
Forensic Science
-case of the lawn mowers
[9]
Exploding Lawnmowers
 10  Monday
9/9
same as above add your summary of findings
to the back of the barcode sheet

11
 Tuesday
9/10 (FT)
 Ropes Course
 
 
 12  Wednesday
9/11
Metrics
-comparing systems
[]
Metric Mania

 13
 Thursday
9/12
Reading Scales
-digit confidence
 
 14  Friday
9/13
Lab Safety
-safe situations & behaviors
[]
Lab Safety

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