Best Practice High School

UNIT 1: SCIENTIFIC METHODs

STANDARDS:

DAY ONE:

INTRODUCTION AND ACTIVITY
Sticky note seating chart
Lab Notebooks
Hall passes and tardies
String Activity
HW: Write up string lab

 

DAY TWO:

WRITING A LAB REPORT/SCIENTIFIC METHOD
String lab conclusion- peer evaluation
How to write a biology lab report
Textbook distribution- cards
QoD: Calendar, What’s missing?
HW: Textbook covers, Read/sign syllabus, school supplies

 

DAY THREE:

EXPECTATIONS
Class discussion of syllabus
Advice
QoD Appropriate class rules
HW: Journal entry #1: Thoughts on biology thus far- concerns, questions, etc.

 

DAY FOUR:

REVIEW SCI METHOD/NOTETAKING
Discussion of how to read a textbook
Modeling notetaking
HW: Reading notes on scientific method

 

DAY FIVE:

SCIENTIFIC METHOD IN DEPTH
Formal hypothesis writing
Hypothesis vs. Theory
What is a control? Variable?
Do all scientists use this method all the time?
QoD: Hypo vs. theory
HW: 5 original hypotheses

 

DAY SIX:

REVIEWING CONCEPTS: GRAPHING & CHARTS
Discuss hypotheses and controlled experiments
Graphing example
Begin Pulse Rate Lab
HW: Journal entry #2: Design an experiment to test which brand of soap "Biotide" or "Stainbegone" cleans clothing the best.

 

DAY SEVEN:

CONCLUDING UNIT 1/ REVIEW CONCEPTS
Discuss controlled experiment
Finish pulse rate lab- discussion
Review unit: game and study sheet
HW: Complete unit 1 work/update labbook- STUDY FOR QUIZ

 

DAY EIGHT:

SCIENTIFIC METHOD ASSESSMENT
Unit test

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Last Update: August, 24 2000
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