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Aug. 18 2011 (scientific method)


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Aug. 18 2011 (scientific method)

  1. 1. Biology I Mr. Nettles
  2. 2. Agenda- Thursday, August 17, 2011 <ul><li>1. Warm Up – 5 min </li></ul><ul><li>2. Team Activity– 30 min </li></ul><ul><li>3. Wrap Up – 5 min </li></ul><ul><li>4. Questions/Review/Study Time– 20 min </li></ul>
  3. 3. Warm-Up <ul><li>Which step of the scientific method involves modifying the experimental procedure and retesting? </li></ul><ul><li>Situation: Mr. Nettles wants to play basketball. </li></ul><ul><li>Problem: ? </li></ul><ul><li>Hypothesis: ? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the independent and dependent variables written in this hypothesis? </li></ul><ul><li>“ If an organism has two unlike factors for a characteristic, [then] one may be expressed to the total exclusion of the other.” (Gregor Mendel) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Today’s Objectives <ul><li>I will understand the steps involved in the scientific method. </li></ul><ul><li>I will understand the parts of an experiment or scientific investigation. </li></ul><ul><li>I will engage in a meaningful team activity and learn from my classmates. </li></ul>
  5. 5. “ The Mindset of a Scientist”
  6. 6. Instructions: <ul><li>Form teams of two and brainstorm about a topic you want to explore. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The topic can be related to sports, movies, politics, food, a job you desire, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>State a problem related to your topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the internet to research 7 quantitative and 7 qualitative observations about your topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Form a hypothesis related to your topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Start the process of setting up an experiment to test your hypothesis. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You need to indentify the independent variable, the dependent variable, and at least 5 controls (including the purpose of each). </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Wrap-Up <ul><li>Mini-Presentations!! </li></ul>