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The Scientific Method
- Students will be able to come together in a group to collaborate and organize ideas on how to "save Fred"
- Students will be able to apply their ideas to "saving Fred"
- Students will be able to describe the process taken to "save Fred" in a lab report
- I can: Define inference by understanding how it relates to our observations
- I can: Set up a Fair experiment using knowledge of Indep. and dep. events
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- I can: identify independent and dependent variables given a situation
- I can: identify if a question is testable (does it have independent and dependent variables?)
- I can: write a testable hypothesis that answers the scientist's question.
- I can: test the hypothesis in an experiment
- I can: interpret data gathered from an experiment
- I can: draw conclusions based on interpretations of experiment
- I can: explain why it is important for scientist to identify OUTLIERS in a data set. (8/22/16)
- I can: explain why scientists organize data before drawing conclusions (8/23/16)
- I can: Identify outliers given a data set and what scientist do with them
- I can: interpret a graphical representation of data to draw conclusions
- I can: Create graphs that will help represent the data I collect in an experiment
- I can: explain why there are layers of Earth (9/1/16)
- I can: describe what each layer of the Earth by its composition, thickness, and state of matter (9/1/16)
- I can: explain why continental and oceanic plates move at the surface
- I can: speak of this place called "Pangaea"
- I can: explain what evidence Alfred Wegener used to support continental drift
- I can: demonstrate what happens at various plate boundaries using graham crackers
- I can: explain why scientist study the waves of energy that are released from Earthquakes( 9/14/16)
- I can: explain why the lava is NOT the material we should be concerned with at volcanic eruptions (9/15/16)
- I can: define a HOTSPOT in multiple ways. (one being that you already have heard of the WIFI HOTSPOT)
- I can; explain how HOTSPOTS are causing Hawaii to grow larger as a state.
- I can: illustrate the transformation to each rock in the rock cycle. (9/26/16)
- I can: relate all of the rocks in the rock cycle using proper vocabulary (9/28/16)
- I can: explain why soil is important to me.
- I can: show what I know about about the Lithosphere by taking a test. (10/5/16)
Ecosystems: Growing and Flowing
- I can: explain how energy flows from organism to organism as you move along the food chain
- I can: use a pyramid to display how energy flows in an ecosystem.
- I can: create food chains and food webs and use them appropriately (understand when one is used over the other)
- I can: describe relationships abiotic and biotic factors share in an ecosystem.
- I can: explain why relationships between living and non-living things in an ecosystem are important.
- I can: explain why pollen season is a necessary evil.
- I can: identify the parts of a flower.
- I can: explain the function of each of the flowers parts.
- I can: explain the sole purpose of a fruit.
- I can: explain why photosynthesis helps regulate world temperatures
- I can: relate photosynthesis to the process known as cellular respiration
- I can: describe how small an atom really is
- I can: explain what makes up an atom
- I can: interpret what a periodic tells us about elements
- I can: describe the electrical charges of protons, neutrons, and electrons
- I can: organize and present collected research logically
- I can: explain why density is a good physical characteristic when identifying matter
- I can: explain how atoms or molecules move in all three phases of matter (solid,liquid, gas)