Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Activity #4 Testing Medinicine

Today students will be finishing up the activities about testing medicine. Student will be creating a one-pager that summarized the process of testing medicine. The one-pager must include all terms with definitions, a border, 3 pictures or graphics, a summary, a question, and a quote. This one-pager must be colorful, creative, and organized.

Homework: One-Pager Due tomorrow!

Hint: Terms are placebo, clinical trial, informed consent, control.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pre-Test Life Science

Today students will be taking the life science reading portion pre-test. They will read about testing medicine and complete four different writing assignments including, Cornell notes, summarizing, questioning, and personal response. Yesterday, students completed the multiple choice questions about topics that will be covered throughout the year. By the end of the year, students should show growth on both pre-tests!

Homework: Bring in T-shirt order form.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Activity #3 Testing Medicine

Today and Friday students are participating in a simulation clinical trial of testing medicine. Students are seeing if the medicine works and are understanding the process. They should understand why we use a placebo when testing medicine. By the end of tomorrow, students will have graphed the class results and will answer analysis questions about what happened in the clinical trial.

Homework: Due Friday, write down two foods that contain niacin in your planner. Make sure you look at the label.

Hint: peanut butter, beans, tortilla chips

Monday, August 22, 2011

Notebook Day!

Today students are going to set up their Science notebook. Homework due today was two spiral one subject notebooks and either a box of kleenex, hand sanitizer, or hand soap depending of which period the student is in. Students will use two notebooks throughout the year. We will set up the table of contents, vocabulary section, scientific method section, and number all the pages. Then we will review the group activities: Team Manager, Procedure Specialist, Supply Master, and Recycling Engineers. Finally, we will review what Life Science is and review the steps of the scientific method.