# 8 th Grade Science Do Now Make the weekly Do Now on page ___. Describe in 2-3 sentence what is being tested in the following experiment and what conclusions.

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8 th Grade Science Do Now Make the weekly Do Now on page ___. Describe in 2-3 sentence what is being tested in the following experiment and what conclusions can be made. Ellie wants to know how much light her plant needs. She puts all of the plants outside at 11:00am, she leaves Plant A outside for 2 hours, Plant B for 4 hours, and Plant C for 6 hours. She gives each plant the same amount of water at 9:00am everyday. She notices that Plant A grows the best. Monday, April 29, 2013

8 th Grade Science Today’s Schedule 1. Do Now 2. Helicopter Lab 3. Variable Notes 4. Introduction to Project Essential Question Vocabulary Pre-APGrade-Level Identifying Variables in Experiments Practice #1 HW due on Friday How do scientists make conclusions about the world? Why does scientific information change? Monday, April 29, 2013 Question Hypothesis Research Experiment Independent Variable Dependent Variable Control Constant Analysis Conclusion

8 th Grade Science Today we will… Objectives: To explain the difference between an independent variable, dependent variable, control, and constant Monday, April 29, 2013

8 th Grade Science Helicopter Lab Problem: How will changing the direction that the paper helicopter blades are folded affect the “flight” of the helicopter? Monday, April 29, 2013

8 th Grade Science Helicopter Lab On your handout, write a suitable hypothesis. A hypothesis is an educated prediction about how the independent variable will affect the dependent variable stated in a way that is testable. This should be an “If…then…” statement. Remember, your hypothesis should be a possible answer to the problem question and it should be based upon what you already know about a topic. Monday, April 29, 2013

8 th Grade Science Helicopter Lab Once you’ve made your hypothesis, you should test it for accuracy. Stand on a chair and hold your helicopter by the “T” at shoulder level. Drop the helicopter and note whether it spins clockwise or counterclockwise. Repeat this test several times. Record your observations in your handout. Monday, April 29, 2013

8 th Grade Science Helicopter Lab Refold the blades so that the square on section Y shows when you look when you look down on top of the helicopter. Stand on a chair and hold you helicopter by the top of the “T” at shoulder level. Drop the helicopter and note whether it spins clockwise or counterclockwise. Repeat this test several times. Record your observations in your handout. Monday, April 29, 2013

8 th Grade Science Helicopter Lab Read the following paragraph and then answer the conclusion questions that follow using complete sentences: Bonita wanted to know if adding mass to her paper helicopter would affect how long it would stay in the air. She predicted that adding some would help to stabilize the helicopter and keep it in the air longer than a helicopter without extra mass. She experimented with different numbers of paper clips attached to her helicopter. Monday, April 29, 2013

8 th Grade Science Variable Notes Use the Variable Notes PowerPoint. Monday, April 29, 2013

8 th Grade Science Introduction to Project As a table group, decide what science experiment your group will do. Begin writing a materials list you will need to conduct your experiment. Begin developing the procedures you will use to conduct your experiment. Monday, April 29, 2013

8 th Grade Science Do Now Describe the difference between an independent and dependent variable. Tuesday, April 30, 2013

8 th Grade Science Today’s Schedule 1. Do Now 2. Periods 1-4: Library Research Periods 5-8: Materials, Procedures, Research Essential Question Vocabulary Pre-APGrade-Level Identifying Variables in Experiments Practice #1 HW due on Friday How do scientists make conclusions about the world? Why does scientific information change? Question Hypothesis Research Experiment Independent Variable Dependent Variable Control Constant Analysis Conclusion Tuesday, April 30, 2013

8 th Grade Science Today we will… Objectives: Identify reliable versus unreliable sources as well how to document in APA format. Tuesday, April 30, 2013

8 th Grade Science Periods 1-4: Library Research Students will go to the library for a lesson on research. Tuesday, April 30, 2013

8 th Grade Science Periods 5-8: In Class Finish and turn-in: - Materials lists - Procedures Using the computers in class, begin research on your question. Tuesday, April 30, 2013

8 th Grade Science Do Now What features do reliable resources have versus unreliable resources? Wednesday & Thursday, May 1 & 2, 2013

8 th Grade Science Today’s Schedule 1. Do Now 2. Periods 1-4: In class research Periods 5-8: Library research Essential Question Vocabulary Pre-APGrade-Level Identifying Variables in Experiments Practice #1 HW due on Friday How do scientists make conclusions about the world? Why does scientific information change? Question Hypothesis Research Experiment Independent Variable Dependent Variable Control Constant Analysis Conclusion Wednesday & Thursday, May 1 & 2, 2013

8 th Grade Science Today we will… Objectives: To evaluate sources of information, compile that information, and construct a list of resources. Wednesday & Thursday, May 1 & 2, 2013

8 th Grade Science Periods 1-4: In class Complete research as a group using the computers in class. Construct a rough draft of the essay. Turn in a bibliography in APA format. Wednesday & Thursday, May 1 & 2, 2013

8 th Grade Science Periods 5-8: Library Students will go to the library for a lesson on research. Wednesday & Thursday, May 1 & 2, 2013

8 th Grade Science Periods 5-8: In class Complete research as a group using the computers in class. Construct a rough draft of the essay. Turn in a bibliography in APA format. Wednesday & Thursday, May 1 & 2, 2013

8 th Grade Science Do Now Why is lab safety important? Friday, May 3, 2013

8 th Grade Science Today’s Schedule 1. Do Now 2. Conduct experiments and record data Essential Question Vocabulary Pre-APGrade-Level Identifying Variables in Experiments Practice #1 HW due today How do scientists make conclusions about the world? Why does scientific information change? Question Hypothesis Research Experiment Independent Variable Dependent Variable Control Constant Analysis Conclusion Friday, May 3, 2013

8 th Grade Science Today we will… Objectives: Conduct a science experiment by following self-written procedures. Friday, May 3, 2013

8 th Grade Science Conduct Experiments Students will begin conducting experiments in class and recording data. Friday, May 3, 2013

8 th Grade Science Do Now Why is lab safety important? Friday, May 3, 2013

8 th Grade Science Today’s Schedule 1. Do Now 2. Work on presentation 3. Video: Scientific Method Essential Question Vocabulary Pre-APGrade-Level Identifying Variables in Experiments Practice #1 HW due today How do scientists make conclusions about the world? Why does scientific information change? Question Hypothesis Research Experiment Independent Variable Dependent Variable Control Constant Analysis Conclusion Friday, May 3, 2013

8 th Grade Science Today we will… Objectives: Create a presentation that discusses a scientific experiment and discuss the scientific method. Friday, May 3, 2013

8 th Grade Science Presentation Using the computers in class, begin working on the PowerPoint/Poster/Wiki for the scientific experiment. Friday, May 3, 2013

8 th Grade Science Scientific Method Video Friday, May 3, 2013

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