General Science Weekly Update
9/20 Tuesday: Metric/English Measuring Systems & Accuracy/Precision LAB: Wacky Rulers
9/21 Wednesday: Scientific Notation/ Activity: The Trouble with Turtles
9/22 Thursday: Dimensional Analysis and Conversion Factors/ LAB REPORT DUE TODAY
9/23 Friday: Dimensional Analysis and Conversion Factors/ Dimensional Analysis Quiz Monday (tentative)
Design a Toy Challenge
Students quickly realized that their photos may have been taken too far away from their subject to be effective and also realized that the step-by-step instructions weren't as easy to follow as they anticipated. At the end of the activity, each class took time to reflect on what they could have done better to make their manual easier to follow.
*I apologize in advance for the very blurry pictures! It's time for a new phone! :)
Honors Students Following the Toy Instructions
Collecting Data with Google Forms
Students were "hired" by a marketing firm and asked to find the top 5 foods that Elizabethtown students would want in a vending machine. As they created their poll using Google forms, students had to decide on the question type, number of questions asked and audience polled. After collecting their data, students saw the ease with which Google forms analyzes the data.
We then discussed how to display and communicate our results. Students designed an infographic to display their data and to make a convincing graphical representation of their data. If you click on the links, you can see some of the best projects
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