Today we followed our own lab designed procedure for testing the most important abiotic factor for seeds to germinate...
Spend this evening making sure you have a clear detailed procedure... does it truly reflect exactly what you just did???
FOR THOSE WHO WERE ABSENT- Come for homebase study hall to plant your seeds!!! You will still have results by Friday (but we can let yours run through the weekend if needed).
Tomorrow we shall discuss just what does it mean to be ALIVE and learn an organized note taking strategy (taking THIEVES pre-reading deeper for note taking!)...
see... science is involved in EVERYTHING... (even Halloween)
A great movie showing science, technology, and problem solving... plus good action (and Matt Damon!)!
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But yet it's really LIKE a Friday since we have the next few days off from school and science!!!
I am actually very busy this weekend looking over notebooks and procedures and preparing materials for the planting of our needs of seeds on Monday. But YOU get to rest up... relax... stay up late... sleep in... chillax!!!
Tonight you need to write your procedure to test your hypothesis as to "What is the most important abiotic factor for seeds to germinate." You should write a list of materials needed AND a step by step procedure on page 31 of the science notebook (and 32 if needed). Skip 2 lines between each procedure step so tomorrow you have room to make corrections. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON NEEDS OF SEEDS LAB!!!
Today we used the LAPS protocol to dive into background about the needs of living things. Tonight you may choose to add to your background knowledge looking up information on your own. REMEMBER TO CITE YOUR SOURCE USING PROPER MLA CITATION (use page 12 of your planner for the protocol). Add the new information to your L, A, P, and S grid we used today (page 29 of notebook). Tomorrow we shall begin writing our very own investigation of "What abiotic factor is most important need for seeds to germinate?"
Today we did some analysis of data so I can analyze the data about how well you can analyze data. Yep.
Some of you need to finish your Oreo Lab this weekend to avoid the mandatory detention Monday after school. Let me know if you need any help at all with your conclusion (or just VIEW THE CEAL WHEEL). I have Powerschool up to date as to who still has missing work. (a missing indicator means detention) IF you have been absent... this is a great opportunity to get the work done. I will not accept any of these missing assignments after Wednesday, October 14th... we are moving on! Go for your best success in science!!!
Today we did a brief investigation on the behavior of water drops. Some of us concluded they roll; some that they slide. The interesting part about science is that what is "true" always depends on the evidence to support it.
Soon we shall start to read from the science textbooks. All the "truth" we know about living things comes from investigations and evidence. Sometimes we get new evidence and we change what we know as "true" (really... we do change our minds... science always is changing!).
Tonight some of you need to finish your conclusion for the Oreo Lab. Look at yesterday's post for help with the CEAL conclusion. All work from this first month or so of school is due NOW. Any still missing will have detention on Monday until completed. Check Powerschool for any "missing" indicators... DO THAT WORK!!!
Today we had work time to finish analysis AND conclude the Oreo investigation. Did we discover if Double Stuf Oreos truly have DOUBLE the stuf? Look at your data and draw conclusions. The conclusion should be written on a sheet of loose leaf paper. Restate the question, give specific masses for both regular and double stuf Oreos, discuss what the results mean (and whether or not this was reliable data), and then restate the results. I think it helps to identify the "C" "E" "A" and "L" of the CEAL paragraph on the page. Keeps focus.
Labs are due tomorrow, but I still will accept them Friday. Anyone with missing work is expected to stay Monday after school for detention until all work is done. Easy to avoid detention--- DO YOUR WORK!!!!!
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