Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives


Instructional Activities

Sept 4
Tues

(Periods 4 & 6)

 

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

Sept 5
Wed

(Periods 1 - 6)

  1) Course syllabus due
2) Personality Test for small group placement
3) Sci Meth introduction
4) Reading assignment: Ch 1 section 1; outline the reading; do vocabulary with cues - (trifold lined paper: column 1 vocab, column 2 definition paraphrased, column 3 draw pic that reminds you of word's meaning)
5) online pretest assessment (CANCEL THE PRETEST! THE WEBSITE IS HAVING ISSUES)

Sept 7
Fri

(Periods 2 - 6)

Students will select and use appropriate tools and technology to perform tests, collect data, analyze relationships, and display data. 1) Go to library to get books
2) Discussion of Section I: Biology, Life Characteristics, & Hierarchy
3) Sci. Meth. Introduction: & Stinky Science Lab
4) Homework due Monday: Outline CH 1 Sect 3; Vocab Cues Sect 3; Sect 1 Study Guide

Sept 10
Mon

(periods 2 - 6)

Students will identify and communicate sources of unavoidable experimental error possible reasons for inconsistent results, such as uncontrolled conditions.

1) Due: Ch 1 Sect 3 Outline, Vocab & Cues Sect 3, & Sect 1 Study Guide
2) Finish "Stinky Science Lab" and wrap up questions.
3) Discussion of Life Characteristics
4) Vocabulary Practice Site for Friday's test
5) Homework: Study Guide Ch 1 section 3; Practice Vocab; bring wind turbine blade material (notecards, aluminum pie tins, 2-liter bottle, etc)

Sept 12
Wed

(periods 1 - 6)
min day

  1) Review for test
2) Begin group wind turbine design lab (sci meth) & how to write up a lab

Sept 14
Fri

(periods 2 - 6)

 

1) Chapter 1 Vocab & Multiple Choice Test
2) Using a "Controlled Experiment" to design efficient wind turbine blades

Homework: Ch 18 Sect 1 & 2 Outlines & Vocab with Cues