Quarter 1, week 2: 9/8 – 9/11/2020 – In-person students

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 Periods 6-8:
Objectives: Lab safety and science process
Reminders:
• Science Talk activity, Student survey, parent guardian survey on Edgenuity are due tomorrow, Wednesday 9/9/2020
• Hand washing Infographic due by this Friday 9/11/2020 (you can turn in early)

What you need for class this week:
• For tomorrow (Wednesday 9/9/2020): Need binders, unit note packets, unit reviews, syllabus, blue lab rules, and timeline
• For Thursday (9/10/2020 periods 1,3,4) or Friday (9/11/2020 periods 6-8): Need your goggles, paper protractor, pencil
Today’s lesson to -do list:
1. Bell work
2. Slinky Challenge
3. Reviewed Lab safety
4. Following Directions Lab challenge

To turn in: None
Homework: Complete assignments to turn in on Wednesday,9/9/2020 and Friday, 9/11/2020

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
• Hand washing Infographic due by this Friday 9/11/2020 (you can turn in early)

What you need for class today:
• For today (Wednesday 9/9/2020): Need binders, unit note packets, unit reviews, syllabus, blue lab rules, timeline, and 9 tab dividers

What you need for class this week:
• For Thursday (9/10/2020 periods 1,3,4) or Friday (9/11/2020 periods 6-8): Need your goggles, paper protractor, pencil

Today’s lesson to -do list:
• Bell work – Describe the parts of an experiment
• Discuss bell work
• Set up science binders
• Answer the “What is science?” before video questions
• Watch the “What is Science?” video
• Answer the “What is science?” after the video questions

To turn in: None
Homework: Complete assignments due today, Wednesday,9/9/2020, and Friday, 9/11/2020

Thursday 9/10/2020 & Friday 9/11/2020:
Objectives: Lab safety and science process
• Reminders: Hand washing Infographic due by this Friday 9/11/2020 (you can turn in early)

What you need for class today: goggles, paper , pencil

What you need for class next week Monday (9/14/2020) & Tuesday (9/15/2020):
• Science binder
• Pencil
• Highlighter
• Colored pencils / markers / crayons

Today’s lesson to -do list:
• Bell work – Answer the “What is science?” before video questions
• Read the What is Science article
• Complete What is science vocabulary
• Watch the “What is Science?” video
• Answer the “What is science?” after the video questions
• Review lab safety
• Scrambled Eyes Lab safety investigation

*Pendulum lab – moved to next week.

To turn in: Hand washing Infographic (if not already turned in)
Homework: Complete Lab safety assignment on Edgenuity, complete What is Science vocabulary

Assignments Due

Due 9/9/2020:
1. 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.
2. Lab rules assignment

Due 9/11/2020:
1. Hand washing Infographic

Experimental design rough draft due date: 9/25/2020

Experimental design final draft due date: 10/16/2020

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