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 will decide on what to write here before they leave today.
- 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:
Downloadable PDF -> Mr. Tyler – Physical Science Syllabus
Link -> Online Stop Watch
Today we are going to make sure we are UNIT 1 READY!!!!
CHECKLIST OF MATERIALS TO TURN IN TODAY:
- Course Contract
- Lab Safety Rules Contract
- Unit 1 Whiteboard (See Mr. Tyler)
- Printed Lab Report
- Mars Lander Essay
- Unit 1 Homework (packet)
- Passing Test Results
Checklist Reference Materials
Lab Report Write up
Login to your Chromebook and make yourself a copy of the google doc template below:
Unit #1 Test (30 Minutes)
Step 1 – Click on this link -> Socrative Physical Science Unit #1 Exam
Step 2 – Enter room number -> “A89559b4”
Step 3 – This is a 40 question exam. Plan your time accordingly. You have 30 minutes to complete.
Mars Lander vs Egg Drop
Mars Rover Landing Comparison Essay
You are to write a 5 paragraph essay by Wednesday 9-12-2018 comparing the Mars Rover Landing to the Egg drop experiment we did.
Paragraph 1 – Introduction to the Mars Rover Landing.
Paragraph 2 – Background information on the Mars Landing.
Paragraph 3 – How is the lander experiment similar to the egg drop?
Paragraph 4 – How is the lander experiment different from the egg drop?
Paragraph 5 – What is the important take away from these experiments?
Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:
Science and Engineering Practices:
Developing and Using Models
Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions