Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives


Instructional Activities

Sept 5
Tues

(Periods4 & 6)

 

1) Introduce Course (syllabus) & Students
2) Student introductions
3) Hand out online codes for books

Sept 6
Wed

(Periods 1-6)

Research / Gather Information

  • researches relevant literature, analyzes current research, and summarizes the findings
1) Homework Ch1 1-1 section outline due
2) Finish course introduction and student introductions
3) Ch 1-1 study guide & discussion
4) Homework: Outline Ch 1 1-2 Section

Sept 7
Thurs

(Periods 2, 4, & 6)

Forms Hypothesis

  • selects & uses appropriate tools and technology to test hypothesis
  • identifies and communicates sources of errors
1) Homework Ch 1 1-2 section outline due
2) Ch 1-2 study guide & discussion
3) Reaction Time Lab on eliminating extraneous variables. (Text Books & LAB NOTEBOOKS NEEDED)

Sept 12
Tues

Periods 1,3,5

Collect & Analyze Data

  • creates and displays appropriate charts, graphs, & diagrams

1) Ch 1-3 study guide
2) Finish Reaction Time Lab
Java Reaction Time Tester
3) Practice Vocabulary Test
4) Practice Vocab at Quia.com
5) Metric Conversion Worksheet

Sept 13
Wed

Periods 1-6

Conclusion

  • identifies possible reasons for inconsistent results
  • formulates explanations using logic and evidence from the investigation
  • recognizes that when an observation does not agree with an accepted scientific theory, the observation may be mistaken, or the hypothesis may need to be re-evaluated

1) Ch 1 Vocab Test (practice)
2) Reaction Time Review of Literature
3) Lab Report Guide

Homework: Outline section 1-4 and finish ch 1. Please make at least ten "jots'' in your lab notebook about reaction time. Use the #2 link above.

Sept 14
Thurs

Periods 1,3,5

Conclusion

  • identifies possible reasons for inconsistent results
  • formulates explanations using logic and evidence from the investigation
  • recognizes that when an observation does not agree with an accepted scientific theory, the observation may be mistaken, or the hypothesis may need to be re-evaluated

1) Homework due: 10 jots about reaction time & outline section 1-4 from book
2) Can you eat your Ritz & PB sandwiche?
3) Data Analysis & Conclusion Writing
4) Theory? What do you mean?
5) Microscope Observations and worksheet for 1-4

How to do a statistical ttestusing Excel

-Homework due Monday: sections I, II, II, IV, V of lab writeup for reaction time lab. Sect. I, II, & V are wordprocessed. Sect. III, IV are in notebook & carbon copy stapled to report.

Sept 18
Mon

Periods 1-6

Students will state problems, hypothesize, design experiments, organize data, analyze data, and make conclusions and understand the weight of the term "scientific theory" 1) Lab Report Due: Checklist for grading the lab report during peer evaluation

Sept 19

Tues

Periods 1,3,5

  1) Ch 1 Sci Meth Test (MC Test over the content of Ch 1)
2) Begin "Chemistry of Life" Unit with Ch 2
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