Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Unit 1 Assessment Recycling Due Thursday 9/29 B Day, Tuesday 10/4 A Day

The students were provided an opportunity to complete a test recycle for their Unit 1 Assessment.  This opportunity is a way for students to reflect on the assessment items they got incorrect.  The students will earn half credit of what they missed, and that will be added to their original test score.  For example, if the student earned a 60/100 originally and completed the recycling correctly for all incorrect assessment items they would then have earned 20 of the 40 points that they missed back.  Therefore, their new Unit 1 Assessment score would be an 80/100 (60 + 20 = 80).  
*Both written and oral instructions were provided to students in class.  This is not a mandatory assignment, however it is highly recommended as it is beneficial for student understanding and for their overall grade.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Home Learning due 9/28 A Day, 9/29 B Day

Content and vocabulary assignment for Unit 6 Lesson 3.  Students are to answer all questions in the textbook from pages 390-401, and complete a four column vocabulary chart for the terms found in the green box on page 391.  The titles for the four column vocabulary chart are: term, book definition, my definition, and example.

Home Learning due 9/26 A Day, 9/27 B Day

Content and vocabulary assignment for Unit 6 Lesson 1.  Students are to answer all questions in the textbook from pages 370-379, and complete a four column vocabulary chart for the terms found in the green box on page 371.  The titles for the four column vocabulary chart are: term, book definition, my definition, and example.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Assessment on Monday 9/19 and Tuesday 9/20

There will be an assessment on Monday 9/19 (B day) and Tuesday 9/20 (A day) on Unit 1 "The Nature of Science".  Students should study for this assessment by testing their knowledge on the information found in Unit 1 Lessons 1-3.  I have provided the students with a guide of what to study in class.  Although this guide has questions on it, these questions are not what they will see on the assessment. However, they are questions about the content that will be on the assessment.  To see assessment style questions, I recommend for the students to test their knowledge by using the "Benchmark Review" questions at the end of the unit.  These questions can be found on pages 63-66 in their textbook.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Lab Attire

Please make sure that you wear tennis shoes and bring a hair tie, if you have long hair, for the Sinking Lincoln Lab next week on Tuesday 9/13 B Day and Wednesday 9/14 A Day.  

*A Day, your lab has been moved to Wednesday 9/14.  Monday you will be working on Achieve 3000 in class.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Home Learning due 9/2 A Day, 9/6 B Day

Complete the class work assignment for the "Theory, Law, and Fact in Science" article.  The assignment is to read the article, identify characteristics of a scientific law and a scientific theory, complete a Venn diagram (provided in class), and write a paragraph which explains the difference between a scientific law and a scientific theory.  Please follow the guidelines that I provided in class to assist you in writing your paragraph response.