Scientific Method
 

Introduction (Class 1-3)

Class 1 - August 10-11: Class Orientation

 Homework #1:

Class 2 - August 12-13: Class routines

PBL#1: Our Journey
    • Class goals
    • Student expectations
    • Teacher expectations
 Homework #2: Poster on class goals which will be evaluated with this rubric


Class 3 -August 14-17: Biology Diagnostic

  • Students will take an 80 question Biology diagnostic
  • Textbook issuance 

 Homework #3:  Read pages xxviii-xxxii (material that will be quizzed) and bring lab notebook to class


Being a Scientist (Class 4-9)

 Class 4 - August 18-19: Lab Safety

 Homework #4:

  • Study for lab safety quiz
  • Lab safety rules poster (rubric)

 

Class 5 - August 20-21: Scientific Method I

Homework #5:  Alka Seltzer lab write-up

 

Class 6  - August 24-25: Scientific Method II

  •  M&M lab
    • Data collection
    • Data uncertainty/sampling error
    • Graphing M&M data

 Homework #6

  • Finish the two bar graphs and two circle graphs from the M&M lab
  •  Read pages 16-21and answer these questions in class:  Section 1.3

 

Class 7 - August 27-28: Scientific Method III

Homework #7:   

  • Kaleidoscope Milk Lab Write-up
  • Study for quiz  (practice quiz)
    • independent and dependent variables
    • graphing
    • data collection
    • scientific method
    • experimental design

 
Class 8 - August 31-September 1st:  Scientific Method IV

    • Quiz on scientific method

Homework #8: 

  • Read pages 65-73 and answer these questions in class:  Section 3.2

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