How Do We Know What We Know?
Processes of Scientific Inquiry
Notebook Table of Contents
A Method to the Madness Unit Pages 25-...
- Page 25: Unit Title Page (not assigned yet)
- Page 26: Bell Work 9/23- Today we are starting our new unit, which is all about scientific experimentation. Why do you think it was important for us to learn how to measure in metric before beginning this unit?
Bell Work 9/26- How is science similar or different from your other subjects?
- Page 27: "History of Science" focused notes. Chunk into three sections, then write a level 2 question for each chunk. Write a summary for your notes by answering the EQ and the three you wrote. Use complete sentences.
- Page 28: Observations/Inferences Chart.
Mall Sheet: Observations and Inferences.
- Page 29: "Observations and Inferences" notes with 3 practice examples.
- Page 30: "A Stranger Has Landed" taped in and completed.
- Page 31: "Qualitative d Quantitative Observations" notes copied from ppt.
- Page 32: "IV's, DV's, and CV's" practice ws taped in and completed.
Types of Variables Practice A, B, and C taped in and completed (Team Purple or Team Green).
- Page 33: "Types of Variables in an Experiment" notes. Copy from ppt. Use EQ: How do we design a controlled experiment? Write three level 2 questions for these notes.
- Page 34: "Questions Practice" and "Hypothesis Practice" taped in and completed:
Bell Work 10/4- Copy the SQ, then identify the IV and DV.
1. How does the average amount of humidity affect the amount of mold found on plants?
2. How does the wind speed of a storm affect the number of trees blown over?
Bell Work 10/5- Copy the SQ, then identify the IV/DV/CV's:
1. How is the amount of generated heat affected by the amount of friction?
- Page 35: "Scientific Questions and Hypotheses" notes. Essential Question: "How are scientific questions and hypotheses written in scientific experiments?"
- Page 36: "Creating Groups" practice worksheet.
Bell Work 10/17- Write an SQ, H, IV/DV/CV's for the following scenario:
1. "Some people say that drinking soda can lead to cavities."
Bell Work 10/18- Write an SQ, H, IV/DV/CV's for the following scenario:
1. "Susan noticed three different gas types at the gas station- 87, 89, 91. She wondered if a higher # gas would cause cars to go faster."
- Page 37: "Creating Groups" notes.
- Page 38-39: "Variable Scenarios"
- Page 40: Bell Work 10/19- Copy the SQ, then write an H, IV, CG, EG, DV, DV for the following:
SQ- How does the type of road affect the time it takes a car to stop?
Bell Work 10/20- Write the experiment outline for the SQ #3 taped to page 41.
- Page 41: "Experiment Outlines Practice"
Practice Scientific Questions 1-4 taped to page.
Outlines completed for SQ 1 and SQ 2.
- Page 42: "Matchbox Car Lab" taped in and completed.
Bell Work 10/24- Complete the experiment outline for SQ 4 (taped to page 41).
Bell Work 10/25- Copy the scientific question, then complete the remainder of the experiment outline: "How does flossing affect a person's risk of heart attack?"
- Page 43: "Ice Mummy CER" video notes.
- Page 44: Practice Writing Procedures: Example for SQ 1.
- Page 45: "Scientific Procedures" focused notes with blanks filled in and three level 2 questions.
- Page 46-47: Practice Procedures for SQ 2, 3, and 4 (taped to page 41)
- Page 48: "Data Tables" practice worksheet taped in and completed.
Bell Work 11/1- Re-write the following steps of a procedure using the correct tense, then identify which parts of the experiment are being set-up.
1. Measured the height of each plant using a ruler.
2. Repeated Steps 1-4 nine more times.
3. Record the distance in the data table.
4. Drop the helicopter from a height of 200 cm.
5. Average the data.
6. Give each group five minutes to complete the test.
Bell Work 11/2- Copy the following steps of a procedure, then identify which parts of the experiment are being setup:
1.) 5. The number of leaves on each plant were counted after two months.
2.) 1. Nine pots of equal size and material were filled with 1 kg of organic soil and labeled A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, and C1, C2, C3.
3.) 4. The seeds in group A, B, and C received 100 ml, 150 ml, and 200 ml of water per day, respectively.
- Page 49: "Data Tables" notes, color coded.
- Page 50: Bell Work 11/3- Copy the SQ, then identify the best kind of graph to use. Justify your answer using your notes.
1. How does the angle of a ramp affect the speed at which a car rolls down it?
2. How does the color of light affect the total change in height of a plant after three weeks?
3. How is the temperature outside affected by the time of day?
Bell Work 11/7- Copy the following Scientific Questions, then identify which type of graph should be used to display the data. Justify your answer using your notes:
1. How does the population of rabbits in an ecosystem affect the average number of coyote pups born each year?
2. How does the color of a post-it note affect how many people will see it?
- Page 51: "Graphs" focused notes taped in with sample graphs drawn underneath.
- Page 52: Bell Work 11/8- Determine the best type of graph to use for SQ 1-4 (taped to page 41), then justify your answer.
- Page 53: "Data Analysis and Conclusions" notes, color coded.
- Page 54: "A Method to the Madness" unit review, taped in and completed.
"Your Thoughts Can Release Abilities..." article taped in with experiment outline completed on notebook page.
"Ants: Nature's Secret Power" video notes- min. 10 facts.
END OF UNIT- see next unit page for additional notebook pages.