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1st week middle school life science course intro

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Notes for the typical first days of science seven class, including course overview, intro to leadership, participation and teamwork goal setting, class rules, expectations, with links to presentations and characteristics of scientists. Lead in to What is and isn't science presentation, as well as, Observations and Inferences.

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1st week middle school life science course intro

  1. 1. SCIENCE SEVEN 1ST WEEKS OF SCHOOL NOTES Introduction to Pygmy Rabbit
  2. 2. SCIENCE TOPICS FOR THE YEAR 1. SCIENCE SAFETY  Why is it important to follow lab safety rules, equipment, and procedures?.  Final exam = 90% or above to pass exam or retake until you meet standard.
  3. 3. 1B. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES – YEAR AROUND  Population, Systems, Pollution, Solutions
  4. 4. 2. SCIENTIFIC METHOD & EXPERIMENT BASICS  Thorough review of entire process using theory, activities, demos & labs. Diving Submarine Lab
  5. 5. 3. FIELD STUDY - SOIL  What is soil & why is soil important to life?  History, research, field & lab observations.
  6. 6. 4. PHYSICAL SCIENCE BASICS  Atoms, physical & chemical changes
  7. 7. 5. HUMAN BODY SYSTEM BASICS  Circulatory, Respiratory and Digestive… others?
  8. 8. WATER, SALMON & LIFE  Water and salmon life cycle & environment
  9. 9. 6. CELLS AND LIFE BASICS  Structure & Function of plant & animal cells http://www.mybloodyourblood.org/biology_white.htm
  10. 10. GENETICS BASICS  DNA structure, sexual vs asexual Reproduction www.10news.com questions.thoughts.com 413some.blogspot.com
  11. 11. ECOLOGY BASICS  Environment, Food Webs, Energy Pyramids, Threatened & Endangered species
  12. 12. GRADE COMPOSITION  Leadership, Participation & Teamwork = 10% of your final grade.  Assignments & Checkpoints = 45%.  Test & Quiz Scores = 45%. Required redos: Life Science Students score 3.0 or redo Challenge Students 3.5 or redo
  13. 13. World of Work Why leadership skills? LPT Issues vs Academic Issues KSA = Knowledge Skills Abilities “Foundational K.S.A.” jschmied©2015 Leadership, Participation & Teamwork Goal Setting.
  14. 14. LEADERSHIP, PARTICIPATION & TEAMWORK GOAL SETTING.  Job: develop goals (3 or above 3, 3.5, 4) to help build knowledge, skills & abilities so you can reliably achieve standard in each area of LPT .  List at least two elements to work on for each area.
  15. 15. KEY EXPECTATIONS & GENERAL RULES
  16. 16. KEY EXPECTATIONS  1. Keep an appropriate, respectful learning environment.  2. Actively participate in your own learning.  3. Always be respectful of yourself and others.
  17. 17. GENERAL RULES  Start of day a. Stand Up b. Go over day’s jobs  End of Day a. Stand Up b. Go over day’s Jobs.  Tardy: a. Sign in quietly b. Go to your seat  Talking in class: a. Not for Alone work. b. Use 12”
  18. 18. GENERAL RULES  Signals for Quiet: a. Hand up b. Lights off (5sec) c. Cow Bell  Roaming around: a. Not allowed  Hands off : a. Cabinets except single door b. files c. Display station.  Substitute (Guest) a. Be helpful & treat better than your teacher!
  19. 19. GENERAL RULES  Restroom a. Sign out once a week. b. Emergency - ok.  Absent make up work a. 1 day for each day absent. b. Mark Absent c. Put in Absent/Late/Redo file  Late Passes a. 4 a semester b. fill out - staple to work c. put in YELLOW Absent/Late/Redo file
  20. 20. GENERAL RULES  Work Redos a. Within 5 days of return. b. Put “Redo” on top. c. Attach old work. d. Put In Late File  Test Redos a. Within 5 days  Grade entry errors - Easy to fix! a. If you suspect an error in your grades, see me with the work asap.
  21. 21. WORK/LAB TEAM RULES  1. Do Lab overview & Safety brief  2. Quietly clear Stations - Don Safety Gear  3. Choose Positions (Team Leader, Operators, Recorders, Timekeeper)  4. Read, Reread, Follow, & Check Off instructions w/ period number when done  5. Everyone takes proper data & Recorder posts team data  6. Clean Station & area when done
  22. 22. FOURTEEN ON A NAIL RULES Mission: Balance all fourteen loose nails on the head of the one nail in the wood. Materials: a. 14 Nails b. Nail in wood block c. Pen d. Portfolio Time Limit: 10 minutes  Absolutely NO talking allowed. Share ideas – Everyone gets a chance. Use proper team behavior (LPT)  If a team thinks they’ve solved the problem….. Cover the project & send one person to get me.  Finish - Clean up – put everything back as before.  Write a complete FRED reflection in your portfolio about the Leadership, Participation and Teamwork shown in this task.
  23. 23. SO WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MR. SCHMIED?
  24. 24. SO WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO STUDY SCIENCE? John Schmied 2012
  25. 25. EXAMPLE OF FIGURE 1 – BULLDOZER 2
  26. 26. EXAMPLE OF FIGURE 2 – BULLDOZER 2
  27. 27. 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SCIENTISTS 1) Passionate Learners about Science & Nature 2) Self Motivated solution seekers jschmied©2015
  28. 28. 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SCIENTISTS 3) Good Communicators 4) Curious about Nature jschmied©2015
  29. 29. 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SCIENTISTS 5) Creative Problem Solvers think “out of the box” 6) Risk takers willing to fail sometimes publicly. jschmied©2015
  30. 30. 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SCIENTISTS 7) Persistent & Resilient Bounce back from failure 8) Focused Stick to-it-tive ness jschmied©2015
  31. 31. 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SCIENTISTS 9) Open minded & Honest about data & results 10) Analytical Logical, systematic, methodical jschmied©2015
  32. 32. IPAD RULES –> ALL TECH RULES APPLY PLUS THESE:  You are responsible for your own iPad  Use authorized APPS  Report any issues ASAP  Keep screen clean  Put iPads away properly (screen left – proper slot) Do NOT:  Go into non Class APPS  Install APPS or updates  Up or Download unless told to  Change Settings  Change Screen or Background  Delete user accounts or files
  33. 33. UNIT SLIDESHOW LINKS  What is Science, What isn’t Science  Observations and Inferences.
  34. 34. WHAT IS MY PERSONALITY TYPE? AN EXPLORATION OF PERSONALITY DISCOVERY WHY I’M NOT ALWAYS THE SAME AS OTHERS Myers & Briggs Personality Type Descriptions taken from www.16personalities.com
  35. 35. MEYERS BRIGGS PERSONALITY PROFILE! Determine your personality type by going to: 16personalities.com - take the 12 min test. Once finished, write the overall results down on note paper. Then answer these questions & be ready to share your data with your team and the class: 1. Your personality type & one sentence description. 2. Three strengths associated with your personality. 3. Three weaknesses associated with your personality. 4. Tell one personal goal you have for working better as team member in this class.
  36. 36. ITS NOT REALLY THIS SIMPLE!
  37. 37. OR THIS SIMPLE!! ITS JUST THAT WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT. WE WORK & SEE THINGS DIFFERENT WAYS!.
  38. 38. HOW COMMON IS MY PERSONALITY TYPE? ISTJ 11.6% ISFJ 13.8% INFJ 1.5% INTJ 2.1% ISTP 5.4% ISFP 8.8% INFP 4.4% INTP 3.3% ESTP 4.3% ESFP 8.5% ENFP 8.1% ENTP 3.2% ESTJ 8.7% ESFJ 12.3% ENFJ 2.5% ENTJ 1.8%
  39. 39. “WORLD POPULATION GROWTH”  In this job you were to do some quick research the history of human population over time. a. Google "World Population over Time" b. Do 10ish minutes of research, especially graph images... C.. I suggest you put in  the source url,  graph,  your basic description, &  personal response to your quick research.  Length - I didn't say. Not less than a 1/2 page... Not more than 1 page...
  40. 40. GRADING MARKS  IPQ = Include part of the question in your answer  NAS = Not a sentence  Data = No data, or not complete data  P = Pronoun – science doesn’t use pronouns unless specifically asked a question…. “What is your opinion” – then ok (He, She, We, They, Them, IT etc.)  RO = Run on sentence.  AWK = Awkward phrasing  Inc = incomplete or Incorrect.
  41. 41. R-A-I-O STRATEGY You Have No Limitations –Recognize the Situation – Big Picture –Adapt –Improvise –Overcome! Go to: Learning leadership skills systematically

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