Newcomb, J.- Science

Wednesday 9/9/2020:

Bell work template (can use this or make your own): Bell Work

What is science – An introduction – questions

What is Science video link: https://www.generationgenius.com/?share=B51AF

Lab rules: Lab safety agreement

Lab rules assignment on Edgenuity: https://auth.edgenuity.com/Login/Login/Student

 

Thursday 9/10/2020:

Pendulum Lab handout: Pendulum Lab student version

 

 

TeacherJamie Newcomb
Subject AreaComprehensive Science III
Grade Level8
Week #2
Unit of InstructionScience Process
Standard(s) Taught

SC.8.N.2.2
Discuss what characterizes science and its methods.

SC.8.N.1.5
Analyze the methods used to develop a scientific explanation as
seen in different fields of science.

SC.8.N.1.2 (Level 3)
Design and conduct a study using repeated trials and replication.

SC.8.N.1.6
Understand that scientific investigations involve the collection of
relevant empirical evidence, the use of logical reasoning, and the
application of imagination in devising hypotheses, predictions,
explanations and models to make sense of the collected evidence.

SC.8.N.1.3
Use phrases such as “results support” or “fail to support” in
science, understanding that science does not offer conclusive
‘proof’ of a knowledge claim.

SC.8.N.1.4
Explain how hypotheses are valuable if they lead to further
investigations, even if they turn out not to be supported by the
data.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:
• describe science as the study of the natural world
• discuss the VARIOUS methods used by scientists to answer questions or solve
problems (controlled experiments, observational studies, engineering by design,
trial and error, simulations, modeling, etc.)
• Review Lab Safety with your students
• engage in a lab where students:
▪ form a hypothesis
▪ follow a procedure using repeated trials
▪ collect data, take measurements, analyze and interpret graphs
▪ draw a conclusion based on evidence
▪ use phrases such as “results support” or “fail to support” their
hypothesis/claim (NOT PROVE OR DISPROVE) and how it leads to
further investigations (revise and repeat)

Classroom Activities

Monday 9/7/2020

No school – Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday 9/8/2020
No science class; periods 5-8 today.

Wednesday, 9/9/2020:
Objectives: Lab safety and science process

Reminders:

  • Science Talk activity, Student survey, parent guardian survey on Edgenuity are due today, Wednesday 9/9/2020. If you are unable to access Edgenuity, you will be given an extension on these assignments.
  • Hand washing Infographic due by this Friday 9/11/2020
               o You can turn this in early. The assignment may be completed by hand or digitally, however it should be emailed to Dr. Newcomb at newcombj@ivyhawnschool.org
               o If the assignment is done by hand, please email a clear picture of it.

What you need for class today (Wednesday 9/9/2020): notebook paper, pencil

What you need for Thursday (9/10/2020):
o paper protractor (from lab kit)
o pencil
o tape
o stopwatch
o string (10 cm long and 30 cm long pieces)
o paper cup or Ziploc bag
o 10 coins of the same size
o Pendulum lab handout
o Table top

Today’s lesson to -do list:
• Bell work – Use the bell work page, or make your own copy of the page set up on notebook paper, to complete the daily bell work.

      Bell Work

                 Question: Describe the parts of an experiment

• Answer the “What is science?” before video questions

                              What is science – An introduction – questions
• Watch the “What is Science?” video

                                    https://www.generationgenius.com/?share=B51AF

• Answer the “What is science?” after the video questions
• Read through the lab rules. Complete the lab rules assignment on Edgenuity.

                                          Lab safety agreement

Edgenuity   sign in:        https://auth.edgenuity.com/Login/Login/Student

To turn in: Lab rules assignment on Edgenuity
Homework: Complete assignments due today, Wednesday 9/9/2020, on Edgenuity and complete hand washing Infographic due Friday, 9/11/2020

Thursday 9/10/2020:
Objectives: Lab safety and science process

Reminders: Hand washing Infographic due by this Friday 9/11/2020
                  o You can turn this in early. The assignment may be completed by hand or digitally, however it should be emailed to Dr. Newcomb at newcombj@ivyhawnschool.org
                  o If the assignment is done by hand, please email a clear picture of it.

What you need for class today:
o paper protractor (from lab kit)
o pencil
o tape
o stopwatch
o string (10 cm long and 30 cm long pieces)
o paper cup or Ziploc bag
o 10 coins of the same size
o Pendulum lab handout
o Table top

What you need for class next week Monday (9/14/2020):
• Science binder
• Pendulum lab packet
• Pencil
• Highlighter
• Colored pencils / markers / crayons

Today’s lesson to -do list:
• Bell work (write the date, question and your answer on your bell work page for the week)– What makes a good scientific question?
• Pendulum lab (need lab packet)

Pendulum Lab student version

To turn in: Hand washing Infographic (if not already turned in)
Homework: None

Assignments Due
Additional Resources