Scientific Method
Scientific Method
Scientific Method - the study of science as a process.
    
      Students will investigate the scientific method of solving problems as well as practicing sound
      laboratory techniques.  Lab safety procedures will also be emphasized.  Students can look forward to
      the "Great Egg Drop Eggsperiment" in which they will package a raw egg and launch their package
      from the fourth floor window.  If their design is sound their egg should survive! 

         
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Click on the picture for a cool video of an exploding egg!!
Great Egg Drop Intro
(click the picture)
1. Gizmos - You will first need to enroll in a Gizmos course.  
                             
See your teacher for details and your class code.
Complete each Gizmo (and online assessment).  The activity forms below will guide you.  Fill in the forms and send them to your portfolio.  Rmember to save your work.
2. Brain Pop - view these Brain Pop lessons and take the review quiz for each.        
Brain Pop espanol
Pattern Finder
Growing Plants
Effect of Environment on New Life Forms
Try it!!
3. Thought Experiments -  the following "thought experiments" will help you become a better 
                                                         thinker.  Using your brain as  your laboratory, try to solve these problems.
                                                    
Lateral Thinking

Can You Explain (do this one first)
Coast to Coast
Name the Dog
Digging Dirt
Home
...  HINT
New Shoes
One For Each
Rising Tide
Logical Thinking

Athletes in Place
Beach Ball
Card Identification
Catching the Bus
...  HINT
Colorful Crime
Fast Food
Pizza Party
Three Little Pigs
Reasoning

Puzzling Relations
Not Enough Time
Saint Ives
3. Critical Thinking online challenges -  try these online challenges ... you might even mistake them for games
           
                                                    
Bridge Crossing
Hourglass Problem
Missionaries and Cannibals
Eight Queens
Peg Solitaire
Water Jars
Bouncing Balls
Walls Logic
Little Mess
Christmas Tree Light Up
Tower of Hanoi
Hex Mines
4. Hands-on Labs -  grab a partner and head on into the lab to complete these challenging problem solving labs
           
                                                    
Laboratory Safety - view the presentation, complete the activity, and take the lab safety assessment on Quizstar before
                                          beginning any of the labs.


     Lab Safety Presentation

   
  Lab Safety Activity / lab safety review
    
Laboratory Basics - these labs will give you practice in basic laboratory techniques..

    
Hot Hand
     Relative Humidity
     How Low Can You Go
     A Good Cold Pack
     Bunsen Burner Lab
Quick Challenge Labs - challenge yourself with these design engineering activities.  Because these are labs, you get to 
                                              built and test them too!  Be sure to document your success in your portfolio.

   
    
Paper Tower Challenge
     Pencil Balance
     Pencil Challenge
     Hoop Glider
     Soda Straw Rocket
    
Advanced Challenge Labs - just when you thought you were getting good at this ...
use the temperature probes and Logger Lite software
Scientific Method
(your brain pop username and password are available from your teacher)
            ... check here to see how you are doing

Can You Explain
Digging Dirt
Catching the Bus
Not Enough Time
Answers
The Great Egg Drop Intro
Scientific Method Checklist
Website Porfolio
RUBRIC
Egg Drop Report - file this report in your website portfolio
Understanding the Scientific Method
5. Putting it all together -  watch the video and answer questions about
                                                         how the scientific method is used.
All assessments for this unit/module must be completed before beginning the next unit.  Assessments should be taken in science class.
All assessments for this unit/module must be completed before beginning the next unit.  Assessments should be taken in science class.
All assessments for this unit/module must be completed before beginning the next unit.  Assessments should be taken in science class.
Activities - Complete these activites. Fill out the online activity sheets and save to your files.                     
                          Document your work in your science website portfolio.
An arrow          indicates a form to be filled out.                           

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