Academic Calendar 2015-2016

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday September 9th, 2014


Today's Quote:

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.” ― Sigmund Freud

Today's Lateral Thinking question:

A man walks into a bar and asks the barman for a glass of water. The barman pulls out a gun and points it at the man. The man says ‘Thank you’ and walks out.

Today's Class:

Before we jump into what we are doing today I went over the group grade form which is a large part of lab grades. I showed the classes just exactly how they are being scored. Additionally we placed labels on the edge of our COWS because it is difficult to see who they belong to.

Invitation 10 The Idea of Hypothesis

Turn in your corrected test for credit!

Video links.

Physical Science only watch Hypothesis vs. Theory

Honors Physical Science watch the above video AND this one: Scientific explanations and theory's

This weeks vocabulary.

there will be a quiz on Thursday and Friday

Today's homework:

All students should begin studying the vocabulary words located at the quizlet link above. Read through Invitation 13 The idea of hypothesis and write down your responses on the paper making certain to follow the rules for making a good hypothesis (If/Then, Testable, Replicable.) Due Wednesday

Questions for discussion:

Why does the scientific methods help when trying to solve a problem?.

Key points: Be able to explain the difference between a hypothesis, theory and law.

Be able to discuss how these three things are similar.

Give examples of the scientific inquiry process in action ad how hypotheses move to the theory stage and ultimately the law stage.

Today's discussion question:

What the heck is a theory?

Watch this video over and over. Lab Safety

PM Update:

Students labeled their COWS today so it is easier to find them and I collected the corrected tests and entered those grades in the gradebook. PLEASE do not waste my time by turning in an uncorrected test. I recheck them all ,and that adds about 45 minutes to my work day. Only turn your test in if it has been COMPLETELY CORRECTED.

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