This Week in Science #1 8/5/14 The Nature of Science firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday: Welcome! Introductions, syllabus and procedures. Lab safety and equipment will be introduced. What is a life scientist? Assignment: Return your forms and complete the Explorer Activity with write up. Have parents email me for a surprize!
Wednesday: Scientific skill building. More on lab safety (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJG0ir9nDtc&sns=em Discuss homework results. Notes and discussion on scientific methods and the global nature of science. Observation and collection of data. Assignment: Complete your observation sheet as needed. Looking at your bedroom... write 3 quantitative and 3 qualitative observations about it in your foldable.
Thursday: Science notebooks. Scientific method and controlled experiments. Assignment: Study vocabulary-visit quizlet! Make sure your notebook is up to date with all materials in place... be ready to share your author page on Monday.
Friday: More on variables and controlled experiments. Assignment: Study vocabulary/concepts. Complete your author’s page. Look at the example of the controlled experiment (color of fall leaves) on the back of the weekly assignment sheet and answer the questions.
Vocabulary: Biology Scientific methods Hypothesis Controlled experiment Constants Control Trials Dependent variable Independent variable Experimental group Peer review Bias Theory Scientific law
Quantitative data Qualitative data
(Quizlet: Nature of Science - Adams http://quizlet.com/18098841/nature-of-science-adams-flash-cards/)
*Pens may be used for text as desired but not for initial sketches!