Announcements

This year we are retiring the Science Fair! In 2nd Trimester we will be doing a Survey Study and in 3rd Trimester we will be putting on a STEM Expo. Stay tuned for more info!

When do we come back to lab?

posted Aug 18, 2017, 11:59 AM by Ann Marostica   [ updated Aug 18, 2017, 12:02 PM ]

Middle School - Aug 28
Elementary School - September 5
YAY!!

Survey Study & STEM Expo

posted Aug 24, 2016, 11:02 AM by Ann Marostica   [ updated Dec 19, 2016, 9:37 PM by Raymond Clayton ]

This year we are retiring the science fair and doing something different! The Survey Study is well on it's way as we start the 2nd Trimester. This is a fully integrated project where students will research a controversial topic, create a survey to collect opinions on the topic, analyze the results to create statistics to use in their debate on the selected issue. In 3rd Trimester we will be hosting a STEM Expo where the students can participate in 1 of 4 categories including: Rube Goldberg Challenge, Invention, Reverse Engineering, or Science Investigation. Stay tuned for more information in your science classes or see Mrs. Ransom with any burning questions. 
Click on link, and select your grade level to find your survey. Survey Project 

Sep 8-11

posted Sep 7, 2015, 7:15 PM by Ann Marostica   [ updated Sep 7, 2015, 7:15 PM ]

If you could be any other animal (besides a human of course), what would be your defense of choice?

Aug 31-Sep 4

posted Aug 20, 2015, 9:44 AM by Ann Marostica   [ updated Aug 20, 2015, 9:44 AM ]

If you could send a message out to space for another intelligent life form to hear, what would you say and why?

Scientific Method

posted Jan 20, 2015, 8:26 AM by Ann Ransom   [ updated Jan 20, 2015, 8:26 AM by Ann Marostica ]

sci·en·tif·ic meth·od
noun
  1. a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.

Code

posted Nov 30, 2014, 9:08 PM by Ann Ransom   [ updated Nov 30, 2014, 9:10 PM by Ann Marostica ]

In computing, source code is any collection of computer instructions (possibly with comments) written using some human-readable computer language, usually as text.

Raw Data

posted Sep 28, 2014, 8:22 PM by Ann Ransom   [ updated Sep 28, 2014, 8:22 PM by Ann Marostica ]

Raw data (also known as primary data) is a term for data collected from a source. Raw data has not been subjected to processing or any other manipulation, and are also referred to as primary data.

Deduce /diˈd(y)o͞os/

posted Sep 12, 2014, 2:35 PM by Ann Marostica   [ updated Sep 12, 2014, 2:35 PM ]

verb
  1. arrive at (a fact or a conclusion) by reasoning; draw as a logical conclusion.

  2. "Little can be safely deduced from these figures"

  3.       Synonyms: conclude, reason, work out, infer


variable [ver′ē ə bəl, var′-]

posted Sep 7, 2014, 6:09 PM by Ann Marostica   [ updated Sep 7, 2014, 6:59 PM ]


1. something in an experiment that is able to change.

INDEPENDENT: the variable changed by the scientist
DEPENDENT: the variable measured by the scientist
CONTROLLED: the variable(s) the scientist does not allow to change

qual·i·ta·tive /ˈkwäləˌtātiv/ (adj)

posted Sep 1, 2014, 9:10 PM by Ann Marostica   [ updated Sep 1, 2014, 9:39 PM ]


relating to, measuring, or measured by the quality of something rather than its quantity

(adjective) describing the quality of something in size, appearance, value, etc

"My qualitative observations were that the liquid felt warm and slimy"

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