We have certainly had a busy week of scientific inquiry... Use the weekend to catch up any missing work and current events, rest, relax, and spend some time appreciating the outdoors.
Next week a bit with graphing data AND time to write your own lab design... can you hardly even wait? I bet not! :-)
Scientific method (start at 4:47 in to the video)
Today's work has us questioning the movement of a water drop. What a great application of "good" lab design. Have we controlled for variables? Can we possibly create a scientific theory of water drop behavior? What new questions may arise from this investigation? All to continue tomorrow my little grasshoppers!
Science vs. Scientific Method
Careful to follow good scientific method kids! Great looking data may not support good science! Funny movie explanations also aren't good science...
Today in class we examined following "good" scientific methodology. We watched Monty Python draw conclusions about a witch (good method... poor conclusion). We also looked at this graph correlating number of pirates and global warming (um... no). Finally, we learned that all questions may not be answered by science (at least not YET)...
Well our class is in the midst of finding out!! Tomorrow we will finish our data collection and analyze the results. This is a perfect question to test for learning about scientific inquiry... The world may never know OR will we find the answers? We sure have found that our tongues feel the wear and tear of great scientific discovery!
Mr Owl? What do you think??? (click to see!)
Already I am spending too much time fixing this or that, adding this or that, searching for this or that... but it's okay. I like it. Let me know what else to add in the tabs (Sarah R already said to add links to science games... but I need to KNOW the good ones... comment and share!)...
Enjoy the evening!
RETIRED Science Teacher
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