WELCOME TO 8th TRANSITION SCIENCE!

Tuesday 8/25/15
EQ: Where am I and who are these nice people?
Warm up: Greet your classmates and see if you can figure out where your assigned seat is. (alphabetical order starting at my desk and going back each row)- You have 5 minutes!
-Introducing Mr. Blass
-Find Someone who
Summary: Fill out note card with:
1.Your name and any nickname you like to be called
2.Things you want me to know about you/ I should know about you
3.Your favorite things in the world
HW: Decorate Manilla Folder
Have binder space for science papers only by Friday


Wednesday 8/26/15
EQ: Where am I and where do I find things?
Warm up: Have a seat in your assigned seats. Put away books and have something to write with.Begin reading over yellow course outline quietly!
-Yearly Topic Outline
-Classroom Scavenger Hunt
Summary: Review Scavenger Hunt
HW: Have binder space for science papers only by Friday!




Thursday 8/27/15
EQ: How do you ‘do science’?
Warm up: What does a scientist look like? Explain in sentence form or draw your idea.
-Introduction to Science Notebooks
-Review warm up
- Review FAQs Hunt answers
-What is science wordsplash
Summary: What is science video clip
-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zd1HSI2EIk
HW: Science binder space due tomorrow!



Friday 8/28/15
EQ: How do you ‘do science’?
Warm up: Science Reflection
- Group Whiteboarding- Respect, Responsibility, Readiness
Summary: Sharing group responses
HW: Have a great long weekend!

Monday 8/31/15
EQ: How do you ‘do science’?
Warm up: (Set your science binder out on your desk first)THEN, write out the steps you would take to fix your broken cell phone if you were going to fix it YOURSELF!
- Group whiteboarding- steps to fix your phone
- Review Scientific method
HW: none.

Tuesday 9/1/15
EQ: How do you ‘do science’?
Warm up: What is a variable? (hint: focus on the underline) Can you name any variables in an experiment?
-Introduction to vocabulary strategies
-Prefixes and suffixes
-Review Scientific method
Summary: Real world connection to using scientific method (fixing my phone)
HW: None.

Wednesday 9/2/15
EQ: How do you do science experiments well?
Warm up: “IF I raise my hands 3 times every science class, THEN I will get a higher grade in science this trimester“ – What kind of statement is this?
-Brain Pop Scientific Method
Summary: Group review experimental variables – Sponge Bob #1
HW: Finish Sponge bob variables worksheet (front and back)



Thursday 9/3/15
EQ: How do you do science experiments well?
Warm up: What can I do with the numbers in my science homework to “analyze” them?
-Review Sponge bob variables 2
-Review analyzing data & making conclusions
Summary: How do you do science word splash review
HW: Happy Labor Day weekend!


Tuesday 9/8/15
EQ: How do I design a good experiment?
Warm up: Get your notebook entry ready for another Sponge bob variable identification review problem (on next page)
-Review variables
-Review data analysis and making conclusions
-Experimental design example
-Question- Will you get more wet walking through the rain or running?
-What other variables (things that can change) could affect how wet you get in the rain? What should we do to them?
-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtbJbi6Sswg
Summary: Review Constant Variables
HW: Sponge bob experiments



Wednesday 9/9/15
EQ: How do I design a good experiment?
Warm up:What other variables (things that can change) could affect how wet you get in the rain besides running and walking?
- Review Spong bob experiments
-Review Experimental design and variables
-Mythbusters video clip- Running in the rain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtbJbi6Sswg
Summary: Experimental design review
HW: none

Thursday 9/10/15
EQ: How do I design a good experiment?
Warm up: Write specific directions to get from your seat to a specific object in the room. (do not say what it is).
- Review warm up
- Sponge Bob Experiments
-Review constant variables
-Review making conclusions & analyzing data
-Review Procedures
Summary: Review Sponge Bob Experiment #3
HW: Practice writing procedures for bubble gum experiment (with sponge Bob)


Friday 9/11/15
EQ: How do I design a good experiment?
Warm up: How could you measure the size of a bubble gum bubble?
-Review experimental question and important variables
-In teams- brainstorm quantitative amounts for constant variables
-Create a data table
-Introduce experimental design outline
Summary: Begin filling out experimental design paper
HW: Bring a pack of gum for your group to blow bubbles with.


Monday 9/14/15
EQ: How do I perform a good experiment?
Warm up: What are some important safety concerns for today’s lab? Think about OUR experiment.
- Review warm up
- Finalize experiment procedures as a class
-Create a data table
-Review Lab Team responsibilities
-Begin Collecting data
-Introduce experimental outline
Summary: Begin filling out experimental design paper
HW: Begin Completing Side one of experiment outline (Due Thursday)


Tuesday 9/15/15
EQ: How do I perform a good experiment?
Warm up: What are the important parts of a good graph?
-Review warm up
-Finish collecting data- Add to class google doc.
-Begin analyzing and graphing data.
-Make conclusions using RACER method
Summary: Begin making final draft of experimental design
HW: Rough draft analysis and conclusions for experimental outlinefor tomorrow!
Outline Due Thursday!



Wednesday 9/16/15
EQ: How do I make conclusions using evidence?
Warm up: Make conclusions with evidence from the following graphs (next page).
- Review data analysis and graphs in lab groups
-data and graph revisions
-Review good conclusions with evidence
-What could have been done better during our experiment
-Peer review of experimental design outline
Summary: Finish Outline
HW: Final Experimental Outline DUE tomorrow!


Brand
Total average (cm)
Dubble Bubble
2.38
Trident
3.3
Extra
1.43
Five
2.3
Bubble yum
7

Thursday 9/17/15
EQ: How do I identify the parts of a proper experiment?
Warm up:Get into groups and attach Final Experiment Projects together- Turn in as a group
-Whole class Review Experimental conclusions
-Experimental design review practice
Summary: Review Experimental design answers
HW: Study for Experimental Design Quiz Tomorrow


Friday 9/18/15
EQ: How do I evaluate an experimental design?
Warm up: Quiz a neighbor on experimental design review (5 minutes)
- Review Experimental Design review Answers
Summary: Experimental Design QUIZ
- Introduction to the characteristics of life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juxLuo-sH6M
HW: Have a great weekend!