Nov 12 2016


SEP 3 - Planning Experiments!

1. Deciding what and how to measure, observe, and sample;

2. Developing or selecting procedures/tools to measure and collect data;

3. Documenting and systematically recording results and observations;

4. Devising representations for structuring data and patterns of observations; and

5. Determining if (1) the data are good (valid and reliable) and can be used as evidence, (2) additional or new data are needed, or (3) a new investigation design or set of measurements are needed.

In the past many teachers used worksheets for science labs
  • What is wrong with worksheets?

We will look at alternatives to the worksheet.  How can we engage students in planning experiments when we already know what they need to do?

diagram of smell


Lesson on diffusion of smell (impacts on molecular motion MS-PS1-4)


How can we engage students is planning this lesson?


  • SEP 6. Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
  • Looking at the CA Science Framework


NGSS Assessment from (SNAP)


sample item ngss



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Brian Foley,
Nov 12, 2016, 1:40 AM
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Brian Foley,
Nov 12, 2016, 1:38 AM
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