Finish the Scientific Method worksheet if you haven't already. We will discuss the answers in class tomorrow.
There will be a quiz soon on the Scientific Method and variables. Students will have time in class to review and prepare.
Scientific Method worksheet (handed out in class)
Try your best to complete the worksheet, however, we will have time in class tomorrow to work on it.
Vocabulary that you may not know.
Control Group - A control group is a group in a scientific study that is given nothing special to compare it with a group given something scientists are testing. Control group studies help scientists test a claim that one thing causes another.
Working with the Scientific Method--Thinking Like a Real Scientist - Continued
Remember when you asked a question about science relating to plants, animals, or life science, made a hypothesis and researched answers to your question? Now you will use that information to create a presentation.
1. Create a presentation using PowerPoint or Google Slides.
2. Include the following on the slides:
We will try this again. It rained a little at school today and was very humid so we didn't spend any time in the garden. Today we will, weather permitting. See below.
In the afternoon, we will be preparing the raised garden beds for planting. The garden area is marshy and contains brackish (salty and clear) water, however, there are pallets that cover the ground so student's feet shouldn't get wet. I suggest that students wear slippers or foot-wear that can be rinsed if it gets soiled.
We will be in hot conditions and I suggest that students wear hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and appropriate clothing. In addition, students must bring enough water to hydrate themselves. There will be opportunities for students to be in the shade.
In the afternoon, we will be preparing the raised garden beds for planting. The garden area is marshy and contains brackish (salty and clear) water. I suggest that students wear slippers or foot-wear that can be rinsed if it gets soiled.
We will be in hot conditions and I suggest that students wear hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and appropriate clothing. In addition, students must bring enough water to hydrate themselves.
Humu will go out on Monday 8/22
Nene will go out on Tuesday 8/23
This week, students have been working in a Bouncing Ball Lab. HERE is the document that their group completed in class. They are not responsible for completing it again, yet it is attached for reference.
Finished in class: Effect of Bounce Height on Drop Height of a Ball Chart
Began in class: Effect of Bounce Height on Drop Height of a Ball Graph
Homework (2 part):
Part 1: Complete the graph (details on the document linked above).
Independent Variable: Drop Height
Dependent Variable: Bounce Height
Control Variables: Ball, Ground, Meter Stick
Part 2: Answer the questions below on a separate sheet of loose leaf paper. Be sure to use proper sentence structure and grammar.
Describe the Data
Interpret the Data (you will need to know your hypothesis)
Grading: 21st Century Skills (Communication) 10 pts.
Due in class Monday 8/22:
1. Chart and Graph
2. Answers to the questions above
Working with the Scientific Method--Thinking Like a Real Scientist
Useful Science Sites (or use your own)
You will continue this experiment later to include the remaining steps of the Scientific Method however don't include them at this time.
Send me an email using proper email etiquette with only the question that you have asked by 3 pm.
You will show me your compostition book on Monday with your question, hypothesis and research (facts).
The Scientific Method
Learning about the scientific method is almost like saying that you are learning how to learn. The scientific method is a process used by scientists to study the world around them. It can also be used to test whether any statement is accurate. You can use the scientific method to study a leaf, a dog, an ocean, or the entire Universe.
To research the steps of the Scientific Method and write the following in your composition notebook:
You will use the information that you have researched to perform an assignment for Virtual Friday so be sure to understand the steps in the Scientific Method. We will also discuss them in class.
Due in class Thursday 8/11. Do not email it to me.
What a great first week! I am really excited to get to know each of you. Please be sure to check the Weebly blog before class begins each day as you are responsible to know what your assignments are and what is expected.
Tuesday is Field Day (both groups will be going outside)
Be sure to bring the following:
Students will go to Waipuilani Park.
Please bring your science journal to field science tomorrow. Click Science Journal for instructions on how to make it.
Finish your Science Journal if you did not in class.
There will be a short "quiz" on the discussion and notes about van/field protocol tomorrow. Information given for notes are also in the Student Handbook on pages 19 and 20.
Field Science Requirements
You will be graded on the following 21st Century Skills while in the field.