Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Activity #12 What's Happening Inside

Today and tomorrow students are learning about the different organs that make up our body. We start class by reviewing the different organ systems that make up the human body like the nervous, digestive, respiratory, muscular, and skeletal systems. Next, we discuss the organs and the functions of each organ. Finally, students will be given an organ to research and will develop a wanted poster for that organ.

Homework Due today: KWL chart/ Human Body

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Activity #10 :Data Toss

Students participated in the data toss activity yesterday and will continue today. We started with the question: Is is easier to catch a ball with two hands or one hand. We then went outside a tested our question after everyone made a hypothesis. Today we will calculate data and make graphs from that data. Finally, students will write conclusions about their outcomes.

Homework: Finish Lab Report on Data Toss

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Activity #9: Evaluating Clinical Trials

Today in class, students evaluated four different clinical trials. Each group member was in charge of reading one of the four studies. They read and record the important facts and information about the study. Then the group members shared their study with the rest of the class. By the end, students were informed about all four studies: Summer Fever Medicine, Burn Cream, Weight Loss Method, and Relaxin. Students then had to decide which study had the best elements of a well designed experiment and would recommend more research for that study.

Homework due today: Essay of Elements of a Well Designed Experiment

Enjoy your four day weekend!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Activity #8 : Studying People

For the next three days in Life Science, students will be completing activity #8: Studying People. In this activity, students will read about the elements that make up a well designed experiment. Students will complete four corner vocab on the following words: Data, Qualitative Data, Quantitative Data, Sample Size, Trials. Students will finish the activity by writing an essay about the elements that make up a well designed experiment and about how data drives the decisions that they make.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Activity #7: Human Variation

Today students completed the second part of the touch test. They had to predict if they could tell the difference between two points and one point. They then completed the touch test. We also looked at the students PB and J procedures and tried to make the sandwich. Finally, students were assigned to rewrite their procedures to be more detailed and specific.

Homework Due Tomorrow (9/9): PB & J Procedures

Reminder: T-shirt order form due tomorrow

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Activity #5: Can You feel the difference?

Today students will be using touch sensors on their hand and arm to see if they can feel a difference in sensitivity to touch. They will record their results and discuss why they think it happened. Tomorrow students will read a current science magazine and answer analysis questions. No school on Monday for Labor Day. On Tuesday, students will be completing a scientific method activity. I will be back on Wednesday.

Homework Due today: One Pager!

Hint: Please be respectful to the Guest Teacher!