Scientific Inquiry
How Do We Do Science?

Notebook Table of Contents
"Scientific Inquiry" Unit Pages A- ...

  • Page A: Notebook Cover Page. Students will create a cover page using the entire page. Must include three pictures and a title. Must be completely colored.
  • Pages B-C: Table of Contents. To be updated by students as needed.
  • Page D: "Levels of Questions" reference sheet, "Practice Classifying Levels of Questions" worksheet, and "Making Higher Level Questions" practice worksheet.
  • Page E: "The Three Story Intellect" reference sheet.
  • Page F: IB Command Terms (defined).
  • Page G: IB Assessment Criterion A-D
  • Page H: "Habits of Discussion" reference sheet.
  • Page I: "Science Class Goals"
  • Page J: Sample Page Extender.
  • Page 1: (Title Page- Not Assigned)
  • Page 2: "You Can Grow Your Intelligence" article taped in.
  • Page 3: "You Can Grow Your Intelligence" Summary. Summarize 10 most important paragraphs in 1-2 sentences each (min 10 sentences). 
  • Page 4: Bell Work 8/17- What does it mean to be a team?
    Bell Work 8/18- Why is it imperative to stay silent during any emergency procedure?
  • Page 5: "Safety in Science" focused notes. Trim and tape in print out of notes. Pairs Rehearsal to read. Chunk notes into three sections. Write one level 2 question for each chunk of notes.
    Bell Work 8/19- Write a summary of notes by answering the essential question and each of the three questions written by student in complete sentences. Revise as needed.
  • Page 6: "Why Study Science?" text. Number the paragraphs and answer the questions after reading. Use complete sentences.
  • Page 7: "Why Study Science?" Summaries. Summarize each section of the text (x6 total) in 1-2 sentences each. 
  • Page 8: Bell Work 8/23- How will you stay safe in today's lab?
    Bell Work 8/24- What problems or concerns arose during the Milk Lab yesterday?
  • Page 9: "The Milk Lab" diagram, observations, and experiment outline.
  • Page 10: "Brought to You By..." Scenarios (x2) Experiment Outlines. 
    "Brought to You By" scenario sheet taped in.
  • Page 11: "Experiment Outlines" focused notes.
    Bell Work 8/26- Chunk notes into three sections and write a level 2 question for each section. "BTYB" Experiment Outline under notes (x1). 
  • Page 12: "Writing Procedures Practice" Practice procedures are written from the Brought to You by Scenarios on page 10 (x2).
  • Page 13: "Scientific Procedures" focused notes trimmed and taped in.
    Bell Work 8/29- Chunk notes into three sections and write a level 2 question for each section.
    Bell Work 8/30- Complete a summary for the notes by answering the EQ and the 3 level 2 questions you wrote. Use complete sentences.
  • Page 14: Data Tables Practice (x2)
  • Page 15: "Data Tables" focused notes trimmed and taped in. Notes are chunked into three sections. Write one level 3 question for each "chunk" of notes. 
    Data Tables Practice (x2)
  • Page 16: Graphing Practice- copy the following SQ's, then identify the best graph to use to display the data. 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 height of a plant after three weeks?
    3. How many hours of TV do students watch weekly?
    Bell Work 9/2- 
    Copy the following SQ's, then identify the best graph to use 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?
    2. How does the color of a post-it note affect how many people will see it?
  • Page 17:  "Graphs" focused notes with examples drawn. Bell Work 9/7- Write three level 2 questions that can be answered using the notes.
  • Page 18-19: Practice Lab Write-up: "Helicopter Lab 1"
  • Page 20: Bell Work 9/7- Copy the SQ, then determine the best graph to use to display the data. Justify your answer.
    1. How does the type of metal affect how hot it gets in the sun?
    2. How does the amount of water consumed daily affect the average amount of food consumed?
    Bell Work 9/12- Determine the IV and DV for each of the following SQ’s:
    1. How is the temperature of an object affected by the type of metal it is made of?
    2. How does the amount of water consumed daily affect the average    amount of food consumed?
    Bell Work 9/13- Determine the IV and DV for each of the following SQ’s:
    1. How is the grade a student earns affected by the quality of their    handwriting?
    2. How does internet speed affect the levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) in the saliva of the user?
    Bell Work 9/14- Determine the IV and DV for each of the following SQ’s:
    1. How does body posture affect the levels of testosterone in saliva?
    2. How is the length of day light affected by the position of the earth as it revolves around the sun?
  • Page 21: "Data Analysis and Conclusions" notes.
  • Page 22: Bell Work 9/16- If you could have a test done to determine if you would become ill with a life threatening disease, would you want to know?
    Bell Work 9/21- Which of the following would be examples of inheritable traits? (One that can be passed from parent to offspring)
    hair color, scars, eye color, sunburn, broken arm, height, chipped tooth, long fingernails.
End of Unit. Please see "Whose Genes Are These?" unit page for additional pages. 
Essential Vocabulary

Observation
Inference
Scientific Question/ Problem
Prediction
Hypothesis
Independent Variable
Dependent Variable
Controlled Variable/ Constant
Experimental Group
Control Group
Data Analysis
Conclusion
Claim
Evidence
Reasoning