# TODAY’S AGENDA 9/16 FTF (Blocks D & A only) 1. Complete models (5 minutes only!). Students who are finished will use this time to practice their brief.

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TODAY’S AGENDA 9/16 FTF (Blocks D & A only) 1. Complete models (5 minutes only!). Students who are finished will use this time to practice their brief (1 -2 minute) presentation. 2. Make a list of 3 things that make presentations interesting & easy to listen to. FTF (Blocks D & A only) 1. Complete models (5 minutes only!). Students who are finished will use this time to practice their brief (1 -2 minute) presentation. 2. Make a list of 3 things that make presentations interesting & easy to listen to. Homework Study for quiz & complete study guide (optional) Homework Study for quiz & complete study guide (optional) TODAY IN SCIENCE CLASS FTF Box of Science Model Presentations 2-Column Notes – Classifying Classifying Buddy Activity SWBAT Describe why classifying is useful to scientists and effectively classify a list of objects into at least 3 logical categories. UNIT 1: Thinking Like A Scientist QUIZ WEDNESDAY!!

PARTNER ACTIVITY- PREDICTION, INFERENCE OR OBSERVATION On your paper, identify the following as Prediction (P), Inference (I) or Observation (O). 1. It is hot outside today. 2. The students are wearing shorts because it’s hot out. 3. We will have thunderstorms this afternoon. 4. The thunderstorms will have lots of lightening and thunder. 5. The Red Sox will win the playoffs this year. 6. The water tastes like vinegar. 7. The fan is on. 8. The projector is hot. 9. The room is hot because the projector is on. 10. Tomorrow Mrs. Dean will use the projector during class.

2-COLUMN NOTES WHAT IS SCIENCE? Science – A way of learning about natural world. Science includes all of the knowledge gained by exploring the natural world. Scientist – Anyone who uses the scientific method as a process to attempt to answer questions about the natural world. Natural World – Everything that can be observed either directly or indirectly using on or more of your five senses.

2-COLUMN NOTES THINKING LIKE A SCIENTIST Scientists use skills such as observing, inferring, predicting, classifying, and making models to learn more about the world. OBSERVING Using one or more of your senses to gather information. (sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell) - Look around the room, what do you see? What do you hear or smell? - Partner up: Use one of the items provided by Mrs. Dean to make at least 3 observations.

2-COLUMN NOTES OBSERVING There are two types of observations: quantitative and qualitative. Quantitative Observations: Deal with a number or amount Examples There are 14 tables in the room. I have 5 fingers on my left hand. Qualitative Observations: Deal with descriptions that cannot be expressed as a number. Examples The chairs are blue. This grape tastes sweet.

RED SOX PHOTO OBSERVATIONS On the next slide you will see a photo. Each group needs to come up with 2 qualitative and 2 quantitative observations. Divide your whiteboard in half. On the top half, write the observations on the whiteboard (do not let the others see!)

2-COLUMN NOTES THINKING LIKE A SCIENTIST CHECKPOINT What senses can the skill of observation involve?

BOX OF SCIENCE Day 1 - OBSERVING 1.Question – What do you want to know about the Box of Science? Write it on your worksheet. 2.Read paragraph on OBSERVING in “Think Like A Scientist” 3.Make at least 6 observations about the “Box of Science.”

2-COLUMN NOTES THINKING LIKE A SCIENTIST INFERRING When you explain or interpret the things you observe. Example: If you see Mrs. Dean wearing her jacket, you might infer that she is cold. Inferences are not always correct. Mrs. Dean may have simply forgotten to taken off her jacket, or maybe spilled something on her shirt and is trying to hide it. Checkpoint: Using your observations about the room, make an inference about something you observe.

RED SOX PHOTO INFERRING On the next slide you will see the same Red Sox photo. Read your observations. Now, come up with 2 inferences based on your observations. Write them on the whiteboard (do not let the others see!)

BOX OF SCIENCE INFERENCE 1.Read paragraph on inferring in our text. 2.Make at least 1 inference about the “box of science” based on your observations from yesterday.

2-COLUMN NOTES THINKING LIKE A SCIENTIST PREDICTING To make a forecast of what will happen in the future based on past experience. Examples: The Red Sox will make the playoffs, but will not win the world series this year. Predictions and inferences are closely related. Inferences are attempts to explain what is happening (current events), and predictions are forecasts of what will happen (future events).

PARTNER ACTIVITY- PREDICTION, INFERENCE OR OBSERVATION With your partner discuss and write down the difference between an observation, inference and observation. How are they related? On your paper, identify the following as Prediction (P), Inference (I) or Observation (O). 1. It is hot outside today. 2. The students are wearing shorts because it’s hot out. 3. We will have thunderstorms this afternoon. 4. The thunderstorms will have lots of lightening and thunder. 5. The Red Sox will win the playoffs this year. 6. The water tastes like vinegar. 7. The fan is on. 8. The projector is hot. 9. The room is hot because the projector is on. 10. Tomorrow Mrs. Dean will use the projector during class.

BOX OF SCIENCE PREDICTION 1.Read paragraph on prediction in our text. 2.Now, make a PREDICTION about what is going to happen when we pour the blue liquid in the box. 3.NOW WE GET TO EXPERIMENT!!!

DATA TABLE Complete the data table and write a conclusion on your worksheet

2-COLUMN NOTES THINKING LIKE A SCIENTIST MAKING MODELS A representation of complex objects or process used to help people understand things they cannot observe directly. EXAMPLES: a computer image, diagram, picture or graph Look around the classroom. Give an example of a model you see.

BOX OF SCIENCE MODEL 1.THINK: How does it work? Draw a sketch (rough draft) MODEL. 2.Two Heads Are Better Than One! Partner work to decide on a final MODEL & COMMUNICATE. (You will have tomorrow to work on this & present to class.)

BOX OF SCIENCE FINAL MODELS 1. Label all parts of your model. 2. Include a written description of how it works on the back or separate piece of paper. 3. Use at least 3 colors on your final draft. 4. Write your names on the bottom right hand corner of your drawing. Suggestions 1. Draw in pencil before coloring in.

BOX OF SCIENCE PRESENTATIONS 5 minutes – Small Group Presentations: Partners will first present to another group in the class to practice. While in these small groups ask each other questions that are unclear during the presentation From the small group, 1 of the models, the “most likely to work” model - will be chosen to be presented to the full class. 15 Minutes- Full Group Presentation The “winner” from the small group will present their model to the entire class. One final model will be voted “best in class.”

2-COLUMN NOTES THINKING LIKE A SCIENTIST CLASSIFYING Classifying is the process of grouping items together that are alike IN some way. (by size, shape, color or use). Classifying helps people stay organized and allows things to be categorized into logical groups. Example: grouping M & Ms into different colors. Checkpoint: How is classifying objects useful? Class Discussion: What things do you classify to help manage your life?

CLASSIFY CARDS PARTNER ACTIVITY? 1. LAY OUT THE CARDS ON THE TABLE. 2. DISCUSS WITH YOUR PARTNER HOW THE CARDS ARE RELATED. 3. SORT THEM IN TO GROUPS. 4. WRITE DOWN ON A SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER WHY YOU SORTED THEM THAT WAY. 5. NOW DO IT 2 MORE TIMES USING A DIFFERENT “CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM.”

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