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Inquiry/The Scientific Method and Lab Safety Inquiry/The Scientific Method and Lab Safety

INQUIRY UNIT ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

  • What are the independent and dependent variable in an experiment? 
  • How is a graph developed from an experiment?  

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Student Study Guide

 

  

 

 

*Thanks to Pam Lesley of F.M.S. for developing the Study Guide and Mary Massey for developing the PowerPoint.
* Thanks to Jeanette Johnson of F.M.S. for the vocabulary, some activities and many other materials.
* P.L.-Items created by Pam Lesley  J.J.-Items created by Jeanette Johnson  M.M.-Mary Massey  

 Quarter 1

Lesson Plans

Handouts (weekly vocabulary, worksheets, labs, etc)

Week 1:
Lesson 1 
Graph Your Motion 33


Lesson 2

  Science Lab Safety Contract

pdf File INQUIRY REVIEW GUIDE.pdf (pdf file) P.L.
pptx File Inquiry Unit Update.pptx (pptx file) M.M.

Week 2
Lesson 3

ppt File Indentifying Variables2.ppt (ppt file) P.L.
pptx File Inquiry Unit Update.pptx (pptx file) M.M.
doc Directions to view your science book online (doc file) M.M.
These are directions in order to read your science book online. There is also a sound button that you can click to have the science book read aloud to you!  
doc Dear Me Letter (doc file) J.J.
Dear Me Letter to be placed in an envelope and read at the end of the year.

doc File Lab Safety Rules for F.M.S..doc (doc file) P.L.
pdf File Multiple Intelligence Survey.pdf (pdf file)
doc File Lab Report Blank Template.doc (doc file) P.L.
This is the standard template used for every lab. Each lab will be followed up with a graph to plot and analyze the data.

Scientific Method: Graphing, Plotting & Charting

pdf File We Graph with Our Gator Tails.pdf (pdf file) P.L. and M.M.
pptx File We Graph with Our Gator Tails.pptx (pptx file) P.L. and M.M.
doc File We Graph with Our Gator Tails.doc (doc file) P.L. and M.M.

pdf File Scientific Method.pdf (pdf file)

pdf File Circle and Pie Graphs.pdf (pdf file)
pdf File Data.pdf (pdf file)

pdf File Line Graphs.pdf (pdf file)
pdf File Bar Graphs.pdf (pdf file)

pdf File Small Graph Quest.pdf (pdf file)
pdf File Variables.pdf (pdf file)

pdf File Practice the scientific method.pdf (pdf file)

pdf File Gobstopper Lab.pdf (pdf file)

 

Interactive Activities:

Virtual Triple Beam Balance  pdf File How to Determine Mass With a Triple Beam Balance.pdf

 

Virtual Spring Scale (This is not the kind we use in class, but it gives you an idea of how one might work.  We use one that measures force in Newtons.)

 

 

 

Inquiry/The Scientific Method and Lab Safety

 

Remember the steps to The Scientific Method with this sentence:  
When it is Pretty Hot, EXPect AC!

 

Step 1:  State the PROBLEM.

Step 2:  Form a HYPOTHESIS.

Step 3:  Conduct and EXPERIMENT and test your hypothesis.

Step 4:  ANALYZE and record your data (tables, charts, etc.)

Step 5:  Form a CONCLUSION.

Lab Rules
Rule #1-Read all of the directions!

Rule #2-No horseplay!

Rule #3-Use your goggles at all times!

Rule #4-Follow safety rules!

Rule #5-Stay organized and put things away!

Click here to see how to set up your science journal:
Grading Scale
A= 93-100 %
B= 85-92 %
C= 77-84 %
D= 70-76 %
F= 69 % and below

 Directions for viewing your science book online. 

               

Create a Graph 

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Experimental Design Matching
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