Introduction to Science
Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:
Students will plan and carry out investigations which utilize models in order to explain the interactions between non-living objects with 85% accuracy in 3 of 4 trials.
Students will be able explain the following by the end of the lesson today:
- Branches of science.
- Difference between scientific laws and scientific theories.
- Lab Safety
- Setting up an experiment
Students can use this information when solving problems in their lives.
- Learn from mistakes
- Personal electronics only when appropriate
Conduct, Science, Technology, Law, Theory, Critical Thinking, Scientific Method, Observation, Bias, Variables (Independent & Dependent), Hypothesis.
Course Digital Resources:
Link -> Online Stop Watch
Recap from Last Lesson:
Group results of experiment from last meeting:
Career Interest Survey Results:
Utilizing WordItOut.com I made a word picture. The bigger the word the more often it came up in the career interest survey results.
Contracts to sign !
When you come in today you will see that we will take care of our course contracts. Please write your name and your teacher’s name at the top. Then sign the bottom. DO NOT write in the “grade” box. If you need to print and fill out a contract you can do so from the link below.
Downloadable File ->
We are going to pick up where we left off diving into our first topic and utilizing Cornell notes to break it down. The notes we are going to go over now can be downloaded below.
Downloadable File -> Notes – Chapter 1 – Introduction to Science
To the Unit Work !!!
Unit 1 – Activity 1 Pgs. 1-3
Chapter 1 – Figure #3
Unit 1 – Activity #2 – Pgs. 4-7
Unit 1 – Activity 3 – Pgs. 8-11
Resource Link – > Lab Safety
Unit 1 – Activity 4 – Pgs. 12-13
Resource Link – Mythbusters Tackles Walking on Water
Unit 1 – Activity 5 – Pgs. 14-17
Recommended Video -> Different Types of Variables
Unit 1 – Activity 6 – Pgs. 18-19
In this task we will be practicing the difference between theory and law.
Recommended Video -> Scientific Theory vs Scientific Law
Hypothesis & Independent vs Dependent Variables
Unit 1 – Activity 7 – Pgs. 24-25
Qualitative vs Quantitative Analysis
Unit 1 – Activity 8 – Pgs. 26-27
Unit 1 – Activity 9 – Pgs. 28-29
Ticket Out the Door:
At the end of today’s lesson I will be passing out Post-It notes. On the Post-It note you receive write down the most interesting thing you learned today and the most confusing thing you heard and put it on the inside of the classroom door as you leave today.
Complete pages 1 – 18
Skip pages 19-24
Complete pages 25-30
Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:
Science and Engineering Practices:
Developing and Using Models
Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions