Science Times

By: Mr. Kottkey (Issue #3)

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Reminders:

Fun Run Friday Oct 2nd

Spanish Back To School Night September 29th


Last week in Science:

We have learned and practiced Cornell notes a few times now. The whole idea behind the Cornell Note taking process is to interact with your notes on several separate occasions. First we take the notes, the next day we make up questions pertaining to those notes, the third day we write a summary of those notes. Finally, on day four, we go back and practice some repetition within those notes by highlighting, circling underlining, and using symbols. Below in the week at glance, you'll notice it is an outline for how I plan out the upcoming week. You should see evidence of these activities as you thumb through your child's interactive notebook.


As for the content this week, we started looking at the parts of the Scientific Method. We looked at all the different kinds of variables in a scientific experiment. At this point, students should be able to explain and give examples of an Independent variable, the dependent variable, controlled variables, and the control in a scientific experiment.


Up next, we are going to learn how to write a quality scientific question and hypothesis. There will be an instructional video for each of these topics.. Then the kids will go through the Cornell note taking process throughout the week with both subjects. We will also complete a couple of practice handout associated with both topics. I'm going to try something a little different this year with my handouts. The kids will have the option to turn in the usual hard copy or if they can fill out electronically and turn it in. The electronic version is located on the website or app called "Showbie". I can also correct it electronically and then the kids can go back and make adjustments to their work to improve their scores if they choose to. But again, there is always a hard copy (paper copy) if this doesn't work out for some reason.


Showbie Home page

Showbie Sign in page

Students of the Week!

Diana M. Andrade Mendoza

Diana earns the honor of student of the week for Week Two! She displays a KEY trait that helps every student succeed in the classroom: RAISING HER HAND! She is brave enough to raise her hand to ask questions and volunteer answers. That skill will help her in all classes and it sets a great example for others. She is also very consistent in filling out her planner and turning in her assignments...setting herself up for success. Keep it up, Diana!

Week at a Glance 9/28-10/2 (Subject to change)

Monday 9/28

In class:
Planner/warm-up
Finish C-notes (Notes, Questions, Summaries, and repetition)...... INB pg. 15,17
Work on "Variables" practice............................................................... INB pg. 16 or Showbie
Exit ticket


Homework:

· Finish "Variables" Practice INB pg. 16 Due Tuesday

· Missing work is always homework!

Tuesday 9/29

In class;

Planner/warm-up

Update grades week 1,2...............................INB pg 0

Update table of contents..............................INB pg. 2

Begin Notes over “The Question”................INB pg. 19

Exit ticket


Homework:

· INB pg. 19: C- notes only : video “The QuestionDue Wednesday

· Missing work is always homework!

Wednesday 9/30

In class;

Planner/warm-up

Costa's questions: "The Question" notes................. INB pg. 19

Start "Scientific Question" handout ..........................INB pg. 18 or Showbie

Exit ticket


Homework:

· Missing work is always homework!

Thursday 10/1

In class:

Planner/warm-up

Summary: "The Question" notes................INB pg.19

Costa’s questions: "Hypothesis notes".......INB pg.21

Start Hypothesis handout...........................INB pg.20 or showbie

Exit ticket


Homework:

Missing work is always homework!

Friday 10/2

In class;

Planner/warm-up

Summary: "Hypothesis" notes.................INB pg. 21

Repetition: The "Question" notes............INB pg. 19

Finish "Hypothesis" handout....................INB pg. 20 or showbie

Exit ticket


Homework:

· Finish INB Pages 18-21 Due Monday except Repletion on INB Page 21

· INB turn in day Monday!

· Missing work is always homework!

Quiz Your KID!!

  • Go through the INB and talk about the work they have completed INB pages 0-13.
      • What are Cornell notes?
      • How do you write a "good" summary?
      • Give me examples of Costa's level 1,2,3 questions?
      • What are some good ways to get repetition from your Cornell notes?
      • The Scientific Method
      • Independent Variable
      • Dependent variable
      • Controlled variable (constants)
      • Control
      • How to write a good scientific question
      • How to write a good scientific Hypothesis