How do I use the Scientific Method to solve a problem?

Students created a graph for homework and we answered conclusion questions today in class.

We reviewed the experimental design/scientific method by watching brain pop.

We used the graphic organizer to write the 5 steps of the scientific method

We formulated questions for experiments in the formula of: What is the effect of _ on ? So for this experiment, it was: What is the effect of chewing time on the mass of the gum?

Using this formula students were able to identify the independent and dependent variables. The Independent variable is the factor that is changed by the experimenter (or in the formula above, it is the first blank). The dependent variable is the factor being measured in the experiment and is usually written as the data (it is the second blank in the formula above).

In our experiment with the bubble gum, the mass of the gum was DEPENDENT on the time the bubble gum was chewed.

At the end of class we completed a quick competitive activity where students had to put cards with words of the Scientific Method in order from the first step to the last step, as we conducted during the POP experiment.

Students then wrote the steps on a graphic organizer: Problem, Gather information, Hypothesis, Experiment, Conclusion

We had time to finish our slides about me and print out the word document.

HOMEWORK:

Field Trip Permission slips due by Friday

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Tuesday 9/08/2015:

EQ

What are two types of observations?

How do I use the Scientific Method to solve problems?

Today we took notes on Qualitative and Quantitative observations using our POP experiment.

We then began the POP bubble gum lab. Students were asked to make a hypothesis to test the effect of the time bubble gum is chewed on the mass of the gum.

We completed the POP bubble gum lab. Students chewed a piece of bubble gum for 1, 2, 3, or 4 minutes. They recorded an initial mass of the bubble gum before chewing and a final mass of the bubble gum after chewing.

Students had to create a graph based on their prediction of the data

Make sure you understand the following topics:
Dependent Variable
Independent Variable
How to make a bar graph
Steps of the Scientific Method and application of those steps

WEDNESDAY 10/15/2014

EQ

What is spontaneous generation?

Who is Redi?

What does it mean to be alive?

We discussed what we thought it meant to be alive.

We listened to the story of Redi and how he discovered that spontaneous generation was a hoax (the theory that living things came from nonliving things). Redi set up three jars, all of the jars contained meat, one jar was open, one jar had netting on it, and one jar was sealed. The maggots only appeared on the jar that was open and had netting on it. The jar that was sealed did not produce any maggots. So, he discovered the maggots could not come from rotting meat, rather they came from flies.

We watched Bill Nye the Science Guy discuss Nucleic Acids. We filled in a worksheet describing Nucleic Acids (the fourth and final type of macromolecule).

BIOCHEMISTRYONLINE BOOKONLINE BOOK CHAPTER 2

DAILY AGENDA:

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Thursday 9/10/2015:

? So for this experiment, it was: What is the effect of chewing time on the mass of the gum?Using this formula students were able to identify the independent and dependent variables. The Independent variable is the factor that is changed by the experimenter (or in the formula above, it is the first blank). The dependent variable is the factor being measured in the experiment and is usually written as the data (it is the second blank in the formula above).In our experiment with the bubble gum, the mass of the gum was DEPENDENT on the time the bubble gum was chewed.At the end of class we completed a quick competitive activity where students had to put cards with words of the Scientific Method in order from the first step to the last step, as we conducted during the POP experiment.Students then wrote the steps on a graphic organizer: Problem, Gather information, Hypothesis, Experiment, ConclusionHandouts:HOMEWORK:Field Trip Permission slips due by FridayWednesday 9/9/2015:

HOMEWORK:Field Trip Permission slips due by Friday__

Tuesday 9/08/2015:

- EQ
- What are two types of observations?
- How do I use the Scientific Method to solve problems?

- Today we took notes on Qualitative and Quantitative observations using our POP experiment.
- We then began the POP bubble gum lab. Students were asked to make a hypothesis to test the effect of the time bubble gum is chewed on the mass of the gum.
- We completed the POP bubble gum lab. Students chewed a piece of bubble gum for 1, 2, 3, or 4 minutes. They recorded an initial mass of the bubble gum before chewing and a final mass of the bubble gum after chewing.
- Students had to create a graph based on their prediction of the data

Handouts:HOMEWORK:Field Trip Permission slips due by Friday__

WEDNESDAY 10/1/2014

Handouts:

THURSDAY 10/2/2014:

FRIDAY 10/3/2014

Watched a movie

MONDAY 10/6/2014:

TUESDAY 10/7/2014:

HOMEWORK: QUIZ FRIDAY ON EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

WEDNESDAY 10/8/2014:

HOMEWORK: QUIZ FRIDAY ON EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

THURSDAY 10/9/2014:

HOMEWORK: QUIZ TOMORROW

FRIDAY 10/10/2014:

EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN QUIZ

Make sure you understand the following topics:

Dependent Variable

Independent Variable

How to make a bar graph

Steps of the Scientific Method and application of those steps

WEDNESDAY 10/15/2014

Handouts:

HOMEWORK: Apply the steps of Redi's experiment to the Scientific MethodTHURSDAY 10/16/2014

FRIDAY 10/17/2014

Link to the MOVIE

MONDAY 10/20/2014

HOMEWORK: Answer questions 1,2,4,6,7,8,9,12 on the note packet Basic Needs for tomorrow.

TUESDAY 10/21/2014

HOMEWORK:

- cell theory, Redi's experiment, spontaneous generation, examples of the 8 functions, observation vs. inference, qualitative observations, quantitative observations, independent and dependent variables.Quiz tomorrow (20 points)WEDNESDAY 10/22/2014

THURSDAY 10/232014

FRIDAY 10/24/2014

MONDAY 10/27/2014

HOMEWORK: Read A Teen's guide to healthy eating and answer the questions.

TUESDAY10/28/2014

WEDNESDAY 10/29/2014

- EQ
- What is an enzyme?
- What are Nucleic Acids?

- We answered the question to our Jell-O lab.

Link as to why: Enzyme activityTHURSDAY 10/30/2014

HOMEWORK: Test on Tuesday

FRIDAY 10/31/2014

HOMEWORK: Test on Tuesday

MONDAY 11/3/2014

HOMEWORK: Test tomorrow

TUESDAY 11/4/2014