Today's Ted-ed reminded us that the important part of the wheel is not just the steps of the scientific method but rather the curiosity from observations we make (remember my wheel on the wall... it's the outer observations that keep the wheel rolling... where the rubber meets the road!).
I look forward to seeing your graphs of a new question from the birthday data (your homework tonight... call a friend for the data if you need it)... lots of homework this week practicing parts of the method!
Poor Spiderman didn't seem to make it despite his sticky glue! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...
AND for those of you who are finishing your CEAL conclusion to the field trip data in hopes that you can bargain your way out of tomorrow's detention... I would check the photos of the field trip to remind (or see) how the two forest plots looked once again... succession is pretty darned obvious!
BUT for those that need to work remember to get your graphs and conclusions done. Lost the data? HERE IT IS... Not sure about succession? HERE IS AN EXPLANATION...
Today we shall finish the analysis of our field trip data... another graph too!!! OH BOY OH BOY!
Some of you may need new graphs or lost the data... HERE is the lab sheet for you (you could just use second page for new graph paper). Remember ONE side by side bar graph will tell me more of a picture than two separate graphs... you could also do some math analysis with percentages if you'd like...
HERE is the animation to support secondary succession from fires (and the tree species we may expect to see)... very helpful in your CEAL conclusion...
Today we reviewed what to expect on the field trip... remember to pack a lunch (pack in pack out)... remember to wear layers and good hiking footwear... also remember to check the weather for latest forecast! I have the clipboards ready for data! Woo hoo!!!
and a teacher ... and I have a field trip to plan ... and I am getting a cold ...
(do you feel sorry for me yet??? HA HA HA)
Hopefully your permission slips are in by today... we are learning the science of population estimation today using beans and pasta... Monday we learn to use a dichotomous key...
Have a fantastic and restful weekend!!! Hope for sunshine on Tuesday for the park!
Today we applied the method to the age old question "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?"... Do we know?
You need to write your conclusion tonight (CEAL paragraph... discuss your results, compare to the class average, discuss any variables we didn't control for, explanations for why the data varies so much, and any other discussion you may choose in your paragraph).
The world may still never know... ya know?? Watch THIS for more information!
Some of you have some preparation for Monday's retest and some of you have graphs that were not yet GREAT... watch the details and make 'em pretty!
PS... this graph needs a title!
Oh those math skills that really are science skills that seem to be math skills but actually are science skills...
You have 2 graphs to complete tonight... one showing the boy vs. girls in class and the second showing students' birthdays per month. Be sure to follow your notes of How To Graph Data (p. 13 in Reference Section)
Tomorrow we check for errors and continue examining graphing. Retests on Monday for those who must and for those who want to shoot for a "4"... Hope to see your parents tonight 6-8:30 for Open House!
RETIRED Science Teacher
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