Today's Lateral thinking question: A man is lying dead in a field. Next to him there is an unopened package. There is no other creature in the field. How did he die?
How to fit your body through a 3x5 card: The Big Squeeze
Review Your vocabulary list with definitions: Scientific Design vocabulary You will be quizzed on these words!
Today in class Introduction to the Scientific Design Process with focus on Criteria and Constraints. Students will use the 5 questions from yesterday, specifically question 2 and 5 to explore the criteria and constraints for designing and improving upon Van Helmonte's device
Questions to be able to answer from the video:
2. Describe the apparatus he built to test his hypothesis.
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.
The Scientific Design Process link:The Scientific Design Process
Video link: Ormie the Pig Wants a Cookie
Watch this video over and over!Lab Safety rap