Best Practice High School
UNIT 1: SCIENTIFIC METHODs
- State Goal 11: CAS A- 1-3; CAS B- 1-12, 14, 17
INTRODUCTION AND ACTIVITY
Sticky note seating chart
Hall passes and tardies
HW: Write up string lab
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
Class discussion of syllabus
QoD Appropriate class rules
HW: Journal entry #1: Thoughts on biology thus far- concerns, questions, etc.
REVIEW SCI METHOD/NOTETAKING
Discussion of how to read a textbook
HW: Reading notes on scientific method
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
REVIEWING CONCEPTS: GRAPHING & CHARTS
Discuss hypotheses and controlled experiments
Begin Pulse Rate Lab
HW: Journal entry #2: Design an experiment to test which brand of soap "Biotide" or "Stainbegone" cleans clothing the best.
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
SCIENTIFIC METHOD ASSESSMENT