Monday, September 8, 2014

Objective:
Describe the basic goals of science and how scientific practices are used to understand nature.

Agenda:
Homework Check
Review "What is science?" interactive discussion
Video from UCMP What is Science Website
Quick Introduction/Team Building Activity - Introduce a Classmate

Homework:
Read Chapter 1-2; Chapter 1-3
Take notes on the sections


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

No School
Professional Development Day for Teachers

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 (preview)

Objective:
Understand the components of a scientific investigation (experimental and dependent variables)

Agenda:
Great Fakesperiment
Class Review of Scenarios and Clarification
Review of Welcome Letter and Grading Procedures

Homework:
Study for Ch 1 and Safety Test


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Objective:
Understand Safety Rules and Laboratory Safety Practices

Agenda:
Review of Lab Safety Rules
Lab Safety Rules Video (what NOT to do)
Review concept of "Earned Time"

Homework:
Study for Ch 1 and Safety Test

Friday, September 12, 2014

Objective:
Simulate and describe how Science as a process works
Assess understanding of Safety Rules and Chapter 1

Agenda:
Quiz on Chapter 1 and Safety Rules
Checks Lab

Homework:
Independent Work

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