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2 Catalyst – January 2(6), 2011 WAY BACK WEDNESDAY!!! 1. Which is more specific: a genus or a species? 2. Fill in the blanks using the following words: GENES, ENERGY, EVOLUTION, CELLS. You can just write the correct word. A.____________ are the basic unit of life B.New species and inherited traits are the product of __________________ C.__________________ are the basic unit of heredity D.Living organisms consume and transform _____________________

3 Catalyst – January 2(6), 2011 WAY BACK WEDNESDAY!!! 1. Which is more specific: a genus or a species? 2. Fill in the blanks using the following words: GENES, ENERGY, EVOLUTION, CELLS. You can just write the correct word. A.__________________ are the basic unit of life B.New species and inherited traits are the product of __________________ C.__________________ are the basic unit of heredity D.Living organisms consume and transform _____________________ CELLS EVOLUTION GENES ENERGY

4 Catalyst – August 11x2, 2011 Monday Mystery Element! 1. Used to make spark plugs 2. Alkaline Earth metal 3. Used as green coloring in fireworks DON’T FORGET YOUR WEEKLY GOAL!

5 Catalyst – August 11x2, 2011 Monday Mystery Element! 1. Used to make spark plugs 2. Alkaline Earth metal 3. Used as green coloring in fireworks BARIUM!!!!

6 Catalyst – January 16+1, 2012 Don’t forget your Goal and to stay quiet! 1. List the steps of the scientific method. Try to put them in the correct order. 2. In your opinion, what is the purpose of scientific research?

7 Today’s Agenda  Catalyst  New Groups  Binder Check and Progress Reports  Notes: The Scientific Method  Journal Review  Exit Question

8 Today’s Objectives  SWBAT formulate questions from observations.  SWBAT formulate hypotheses from questions.  SWBAT use the scientific method to analyze a journal article.

9 Formulate 1 of the 12 Testing Power Words!  Example: Formulate an opinion about this issue and express it in a short paragraph.  Come up with  Plan  Create  Form

10 Just a little fun…  Gear.html Gear.html

11 Front DoorProjector 2 nd Period Group 3 Jasmine G., Destin, Blake Group 2 Jasmine B., Antoine, Bryana C. Group 1 Kevin, Deanna, Marlonika, Tra Group 6 Chris, Veronica, Brionne, Shane Group 4 Banika, Andrew, Russell, Nila Group 9 Jonathan, RJ, Arielle Group 8 Jorrance, Irvondra, William Group 7 Luke, Jenna, Lindsay Group 5 Jevon, Jason, Ly’Janae, Sherell

12 Front DoorProjector 3 rd Period Group 3 Terrell, Jasmine, Sheldon, Lashona Group 2 Joie, Layla, Jonathan, Nikki Group 1 Destiny, Kevin, Demirr, Allie Group 6 Simona, Amber, Joey, Megan Group 4 Kayla, Ashleigh, Daniel, Nick Group 9 Ryan, Jaymie, Raven Group 8 Paul, Cory, Temika Group 7 Mecalla, Josh, Briana M. Group 5 Ronda, Lauren, Randy, Raymond

13 Front DoorProjector 5 th Period Group 3 Amber, Blake, Brannesha, Myra Group 2 Sharika, Roxy, Aerial, Angel Group 1 Chalsey, Titus, Antoineka Group 6 Ovile, Kevin, Molly, Champagne Group 4 Keiara, Boris, Nasheema, Myjiel (lab table) Group 9 Larriane, Myderika, Jerome Group 8 Jesus, LaNell, Taylor, Erica Group 7 Katherine, Antione, Jornell Group 5 Alesia, Ashley, Torien, Chyna

14 Personal Goals and Action Plans  Core Values = Beliefs that make you who you are, that drive how you act, that define you  Goals = Things that you plan to achieve; should be ambitious but feasible  Action Plan = Steps to help you reach your goals

15 A little inspiration… Oh Hey, MJ!!!

16 Binder Check  Please have your binder out and open it when I come by so that I can check for dividers  A = Binder + Dividers + Paper  B = Binder + Dividers or Paper  C = Just Binder  D = Some type of folder  F = Nothing   If you have your Agenda with things recently written in it, you get 5 bonus points!

17 What Scientists Do!  Scientists observe the world around them  They ask questions  They make hypotheses  They test them!

18 How do scientists come up with ideas for an experiment?  Do ideas just pop into their head randomly?  Yes…Sometimes.  Do people just hand them ideas to test?  Yea, occasionally  Do scientists have a method for coming up with experiment ideas?  YES!!!!!

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20 Good Experimental Questions Key Point #1: A good experimental question asks why or how something happens. Must be specific Based on things you observe (often see) about the world

21 PLANET EARTH! Ask 3 questions about what you see while you watch!

22  Why doesn’t the rainforest have all the natural seasons?  Is the food in the Amazon poisonous?  How do fig trees fruit year-round but others don’t?  Why is the fig a big diversity to the animals?  Other than figs, what do the different types of species eat?  Why are the monkeys territorial?  Why is there smoke/fog in the rainforest?

23  How did the white beard evolve?  Why are the gibbons more territorial than the other monkeys?  Why do most of the monkeys eat the most food and some of them don’t like to share?  Why does the fig always have food for the animals?  Why don’t they scrape their mouths while eating?  Why do the monkeys only eat figs?  What nutrients are in the fig that attract the monkeys?  Why do most animals live at the top of the trees?  Why are there no distinct seasons?

24 Good Hypotheses Key Point #2: A good hypothesis is an educated, testable guess that answers a question. Educated means there is a reason for it Use the word “because” Testable means there is a way to prove it right or wrong

25 Your Turn!  First, think about whether or not your questions can be answered with research or with an experiment.  Make hypotheses for experimental questions

26 How to Test a Hypothesis Key Point #3: Scientists perform experiments in order to test hypotheses. Multiple experiments may be (and are often) necessary to test a hypothesis Experiments may lead to more questions which lead to more experiments

27 What’s the point?  Scientists want to prove the hypotheses right or wrong  In your groups, choose 2 of the best question/hypotheses and develop a procedure for testing them

28 Journal Article – Little Piggies  You will work with your group to analyze this journal article; please do not write on the article  Group Jobs:  Group Manager: Makes sure everyone is on task, asks Ms. Stroh questions if needed  Recorder: Writes answers to questions on separate piece of paper, write all students’ names  2 Readers: Split up the article into 2 sections OR alternate your reading paragraph by paragraph; read out loud to your group

29 Journal Article – Little Piggies  You will work with your group to analyze this journal article; please do not write on the article  Group Jobs:  Group Manager: Makes sure everyone is on task, asks Ms. Stroh questions if needed  Recorder: Writes answers to questions on separate piece of paper, write all students’ names  2 Readers (1reader if your group only has 3 people): Split up the article into 2 sections OR alternate your reading paragraph by paragraph; read out loud to your group

30 Bioinformatics  Bioinformatics is the application of computer science and information technology to the field of biology and medicine.

31 Exit Question You observe that students in Ms. Stroh’s class get higher grades on their tests than the students in Ms. Blair’s class. 1. Write a question about this situation? 2. Write a testable hypothesis to answer your question. HW: Squirrel Article


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