September 30th, 2017
Today we checked over our CRACKING THE METHOD worksheet and did some vocabulary work for the terms this week: observation, inference, variables (IV, DV, and CV), question, and hypothesis.
IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY make sure you have your worksheet done for me to check on Monday prior to the SWYK. We will continue vocab work, too.
Some of you still need to finish the worksheet &/or finish the Tootsie Pop CONCLUSION (dissecting them Tuesday).
September 29th, 2017
Working with variables ...
Today we discussed our Tootsie Pop results (and some of us still have CONCLUSIONS TO FINISH). We also explored variables. Tonight's work is to complete the CRACKING THE METHOD WORKSHEET. Tomorrow we will check the work (and your procedure!) and keep practicing being amazing scientists. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can watch the video below and print the WORKSHEET or grab one from me tomorrow. We added some notes about variables, questions, and hypotheses as well... copy on page 21 or print and attach! Next week we will dissect that conclusion AND practice more steps of the scientific method!
September 28th, 2017
Today was fall fun day! And it was fun indeed!!! Period 7 was able to gather their data for licks of a tootsie. The average number of licks to get to a tootsie roll center is 444! We had quite a range of licks and a total of 49783 licks from 112 tongues to give us data!!! Tomorrow we shall explore variables and whether or not this Tootsie Pop lab was good science! Be sure to walk in with completed analysis questions AND your conclusion to the tootsie lab. Need some help with the conclusion? Follow the CEAL WHEEL!
September 27th, 2017
How many licks?
Reminder that you have analysis questions to answer using complete sentences AND a conclusion to write! Need help writing the conclusion? FOLLOW THE IDEAS IN THIS CEAL WHEEL. So far today we recorded almost 45,000 licks with an average of 505 licks to get to the tootsie roll center. Some of you licked more and some less (some are right on average). As you write your conclusion, think if we really have found the answer to "How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop?" (PS I've updated the pictures of my amazing Paideia learners with safety theater and tootsie pop action)
September 26th, 2017
Today we continued practicing science and engineering practices! We made some more inferences AND discovered how important repeated trials can be. Tomorrow we get the opportunity to answer that age old question: How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop. Those of us with a signed SAFETY CONTRACT will get the answers... if yours is not signed GET IT SIGNED!!! IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY come visit during HomeBase study hall so you can jump right into the investigation.
September 25th, 2017
Today we found out how the first SWYK went! We also added a few Giants of Science who have contributed to scientific methods to our GOSATOT section and practiced observations and inferences. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can get the GOSATOT information when you return and join in with inference practice on Monday. Some of you still need to take the SWYK. Review and practice and plan to take next week!
September 22nd, 2017
Today we took our first SWYK that counts in the gradebook! We also analyzed the steps of the scientific method once again (methods, inquiry, problem solving, etc...). We even added a few Giants of Science who have contributed to scientific methods to our GOSATOT section. We will continue tomorrow with practice of observations and inferences. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you will need to come take the SWYK at lunch, in HomeBase, or after school AND you can get the GOSATOT information when you return.
September 21st, 2017
Today we reviewed lab safety, tools, and scientific processes. Tomorrow we SWYK. No notes allowed for this one... be ready and know your stuff! Review this week's work in your notebook and scroll last week's posts for games and review activities. Next we will practice each of the steps of the wheel. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you will be expected to take the SWYK upon your return! Review and be ready!
September 20th, 2017
Today we reviewed the tools of life science AND discussed how to use them safely in the lab. Tonight we need to have our SAFETY CONTRACT signed and we need to review lab equipment for Thursday's SWYK. Play this MEMORY GAME or review this POWERPOINT OF EQUIPMENT. No notes for the SWYK! IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you will be expected to take the SWYK Thursday anyway! Review and be ready!
September 19th, 2017
September 18th, 2017
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