Monday, October 20, 2014

Objectives:
Collaborate in peer review of the scientific investigations performed by student groups
Provide meaningful critique to help groups improve their scientific understanding and argumentation skills

Agenda:
1) Opener: Watch the video: Austin's Butterfly
2) Read pp. 121-122 Argumentation Session (Handout)
3) Carry out the Round-robin activity
4) Return to your groups to improve your original argument

HW:
Write the Laboratory Report - use these recommendations rubric will be same as Lab Report #1


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Objectives:
Compare and contrast the graphical representations for Enzyme Activity
Discuss how the graphs represent patterns and understandings about enzyme behavior

Agenda:
Gibbs Free Energy, Connection to conservation of matter and "The 3 graphs of Enzymes" - Mini-lecture
Study Guide Work

HW:
Continue with Laboratory Report

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (EARLY DISMISSAL 12 NOON)

Objectives:
Review concepts from Chapter 2 in an Entertaining and Engaging way

Agenda:
Chapter 2 Content and Scientific Reasoning Review Game

HW:
Study for your comprehensive chapter 2 exam

Thursday, October 23, 2014 UPDATES WITH STUDY GUIDE ANSWERS BELOW

Objectives:
Begin to think about an Independent Scientific Investigation or Engineering Design Project
Understand the requirements necessary for a Tier 2 Medford High School Science Project
Brainstorm a list of resources that students can use to begin to develop their ideas

Agenda:
A) The Independent Scientific Investigation or Engineering Design Project
1) The Archimedes Initiative
B) Steps of the Process
1) Tier 2 Project
- The First Task - Choose a Topic and Summarize 5 Quality/Reliable Background Articles or Resources
- Here are some helpful links and worksheets:
Think of a way to test your ideas: See the following Bottle Biology Website for some ideas on investigations involving Nature/Biology.

HW:
- Study for your comprehensive chapter 2 test - STUDY GUIDE ANSWERS
- Science Fair Part 1 is Due November 3!

Friday, October, 24, 2014

Objectives:
Assess the understanding of Chapter 2

Agenda:
Exam for Chapter 2

HW:
Enjoy the Weekend!!!