Science Times

By: Mr. Kottkey (Issue #5)

Announcements

Last week In Science, we continued the Scientific Method unit. We ended the week writing and following procedures. I tried following the students' directions on how to make a PB&J sandwich (this was the practice assignment for how to write the procedure part of a lab.) Most looked nothing like a sandwich!


We also took our first summative quiz! Most of the kids did an awesome job on it. However, if anyone wants to retake it to gain an extra point or two that ooportunity will be available in class on Tuesday. I will accept the best score from either the original or the retake. So they have nothing to lose if they want to give it another go!


This week we will continue the scientific method, focusing on the data analysis section of a lab write-up. This will involve collecting observations and raw data, then transferring it into tables, graphs, and a written explanation.

Students of the Week!

Paulino Gonzalez

Paulino has been coming in early on several occasions to ask questions and make sure he is on top of his science grade. He has also shown integrity by helping me get all the ipads out in the morning. He has excellent behavior in class, too. He fills out his planner for every class and tries to avoid distractions. Paulino is also a part of the AVID classroom at Evergreen and is obviously working hard to use those great AVID strategies we work on teaching all of our kids. Keep up the good work, Paulino!

Week at a Glance 5/12-5/16 (Subject to change and probably will!)

Monday 10/12

IN CLASS:

  • Planner/warm-up/Seating chart/grade slips
  • Update Table of contents...................................................................INB Pg 0
  • Go over quiz/ Retakes TUESDAY
  • C-notes: REPETITION: Scientific Method: “The Experiment”.........INB Pg 23
  • Set up INB pages......................................................................INB PG 24, 25, 26, 27,28,29


HW/Reminders:

· INB pg. 25: C- notes : notes only: video Data Analysis Due Tuesday

· Study for quiz retake

· Missing work is always homework!

Tuesday 10/13

IN CLASS:

Planner/warm-up

Quiz Retakes

C-notes: Questions: Data analysis......INB pg 25

Paper towel raw data.............................INB pg 24


HW/Reminders:

Missing work is always homework!

Wednesday 10/14

IN CLASS:

Planner/warm-up

C-notes: Summary: Data analysis................INB pg 25

Paper towel Graphs/charts/explanation....INB pg 24


HW/Reminders:

Paper towel Graphs/charts/explanation....INB pg 24

Missing work is always homework!

Thursday 10/15

IN CLASS:

Planner/warm-up

C-notes: Repetition: Data analysis...............INB pg 25

Observations: qualitative vs quantitative...INB pg 26,27


HW/Reminders:

Missing work is always homework!!

Friday 10/16

IN CLASS:

Planner/warm-up

Data Analysis Handout (Handout................INB pg 29

Analysis Handout answers ..........................INB pg. 28


HW/Reminders

· Finish Data Analysis Handout INB 28,29 Due Monday

· Missing work is always homework!

Quiz Your KID!!

IV

DV

Controlled Variables

The Control

The Question

The Hypothesis

Data Analysis: Raw data,tables,graphs, and written explanation

Quantitative Vs. Qualitative observations