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
Unit 1 Science Quiz (Based on reading/slideshow from last week)
Room Number “A89559b4”
Task #1 – (Recap)
- Introduction to MrTylersLessons.com
- Introduction to Cornell Notes. Video Link -> How to Take Cornell Notes
Example from a History Class:
Task #2 (Any questions?)
We are now going to dive into our first topic and utilize 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
Start thinking of an experiment you want to conduct and pencil sketch it out. We will be using Google Slides to turn in a scientific method project with this unit.
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.
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.
- Review your vocabulary notes and Cornell Notes for a quiz next time.
- Complete all of the work for Unit 1 in the packet. If you get stuck message me.
- Create a google slideshow. Title it “PhySciA – Unit 1 – Experiment”. Create a title slide. Then create one slide for each step of the scientific method. You are free to conduct whatever experiment you want, within reason. Remember your ethics and morals. No damage to people, property, or animals.
Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:
Science and Engineering Practices:
Developing and Using Models
Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions