Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Monday, August 25, 2014

Tuesday August 26th, 2014


Today's quote: The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up." John C. Maxwell

Today's Lateral thinking question: (Hands on) Is it possible to cut a 3x5 card in such a way that you can fit your entire body through it ? Do it and post your video in the comments. (We will share on Wednesday)

Questions from last night's video:

Questions to be able to answer from the video: 1. What was the name of the scientist who proved that plants don't "eat soil"? 2. Describe the apparatus he built to test his hypothesis. 3. Considering his initial experiment, work with you partner to design a new experiment based on his research. 4.What is the molecular formula for glucose and how many hydrogen atoms are in one molecule of glucose? 5. Get creative; since we know chloroplasts in plant cells can capture and store the sun's energy, discuss a device you might create that can use this as a power source. BE creative, don't worry if it doesn't make total sense.

Video link: Ormie the Pig Wants a Cookie

The Scientific Design Process link:The Scientific Design Process

Your vocabulary list with definitions: Scientific Design vocabulary You will be quizzed on these words!

Today in class we will discuss the experimental design process and how scientists examine a problem. Let's think about the question, "WHY do we do science?" I mean really, what is the bottom line or rather, what are we trying to do when we do science? Students will have 5 minutes to work in teams and design a product using the scientific design process.

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