Presentation on theme: "Catalyst – August 18, 2010 WAY BACK WEDNESDAY! 1. What is the difference between a proton, neutron, and electron? 2. Solve for x: 4x + 16 = 4 3. How many."— Presentation transcript:
Catalyst – August 18, 2010 WAY BACK WEDNESDAY! 1. What is the difference between a proton, neutron, and electron? 2. Solve for x: 4x + 16 = 4 3. How many seconds are in 4 hours?
Todays Objectives SWBAT interpret various types of graphs. SWBAT get ready to DOMINATE the first Quiz! SWBAT get SUPER FLY ORGANIZED!
Review from yesterday… Key Point #1: When looking at a graph, always determine: what question was the scientist was trying to answer? Think to yourself: Why did the author make this graph? What was he/she trying to show?
Review from yesterday… Key Point #2: After determining the question, you should decide what conclusions can be made from the graph. What trends do you notice? Look for trends that answer the main question
Review from yesterday… Key Point #3: Stay critical! When looking at graphs, figure out what future experiments should be done. No science is ever perfect. Find something they didnt test!
Station Time! With your groups, you will rotate to each station with a cool, fresh graph GET TO WORK IMMEDIATELY!!!! At each station you will have 5 minutes Lets do just as awesomely as we did yesterday!
Achievement Gap Review! What is the Achievement Gap? The difference in success levels between different groups of young people
Achievement Gap Review! What are some of the groups involved in the gap? Low-income and high-income students White students and students of color (minorities) First-world and third-world students What about poor white students and rich white students? Poor Latinos and rich Latinos? Poor African-Americans and rich African-Americans?
Possible Causes of the Achievement Gap 1) It is difficult to retain good teachers at low- income schools 2) Low-income schools get less funding per student than high-income schools 3) Students reject Achievement Ideology (he idea that working hard in school will pay off in having a better job or having greater social mobility)
Fixed Intelligence? Fixed intelligence is the belief that how smart you are is set at birth Smart kids will always be smart Low-performing kids will always be low- performing
Malleable Intelligence? Malleable intelligence is the belief that you can work hard to get smart Failure is only result of poor preparation Mistake = learning opportunity
Chemistry Stud Organization Time 2 binder with 6 sections Syllabus and Chemistry Resumes Weekly Worksheets Notes Assignments (In-class work AND Homework) Labs and Demo sheets Tests, Quizzes, Project Guides
Homework and Vocabulary Logs! Can be found in labeled drawers in front lab bench Optional Use agendas when you get them tomorrow!
Exit Question 1. Why do you think it is important to think about future experiments when analyzing scientific data (like graphs)?