The Martian Core Sample Problem:

The button above will take you to Socrative.  Once there, click on "student login" and type in the teacher room code:  519073.  Then type your name (you can do first name and last initial if you want), and take the 10 question Pendulum Quiz.    Note:  This will not be active until mid-September.

Bozeman Science Practice 3.

Here's another by Bozeman Science.

I just found out about "Bozeman Science".  Here is a great video explaining beginning a science or an engineering problem.

Here is the PDF for the "Flipped Learning Entrance Slip" that goes with the Student-Designed Investigations video.

Part II.  This is the "why we need to know this" part of the complete video (about 4 minutes long).

This video explains the Martian Core Sample Problem you and your group are trying to solve.

In this video, Mrs. Papen and I review the steps to conducting fair, hands-on science investigations. We also point out why the non-scientist would care to have such abilities. (This is the complete video--about 8 minutes long.)

Student-Designed Investigations:

All science teachers at LMS use this same grading rubric for graphs.

This video demonstrates the process of creating a graph.  Note:  This is a general overview of graphing.  Students should NOT simply copy the information on their first Monsoon graphing assignment!

(We have a small version of this in the classroom.  Look for your wonderful science teacher--the fifth volunteer in the video!)

This video shows a lighted "pendulum snake".  Very cool!  (I need to make one of these!)

Here's still another version of the Pendulum Snake--this one bowling balls for the weights!

A middle school teacher, Mr. Edmonds, sings a song about variables.  Fun and useful!

Practice learning the words in flash card mode.  Test yourselves in "Learn" or "Test" modes.  Challenge your parents, a sibling, or a friend to a game of "scatter" to help keep the vocabulary fresh in your mind.  (Register on Quizlet and let me know your user name so I can help monitor your progress.)

The "I Can" Statements help clarify to students and parents what exactly students are expected to understand from the unit.  Use the regular unit outline as an answer key. 

This is the complete set of notes for our unit.  Additional details not listed in the Fundamental Goals are included here.  This outline can be used as a answer key for the "I Can" Statements listed below.

These are the key content ideas all students should understand from "Acting Like A Scientist".  75% or more of all assessments will feature only these ideas.  The primary focus of this unit is not science content, however. Science process skills--doing science-- is the primary focus (see link below).

These are the science process skills all students should become competent with during sixth grade science.  In "Acting Like A Scientist" it is not expected that students can demonstrate understanding of these skills independently, but as the year progresses, so should student independence. 

          Flipped Learning Videos:

Other Cool Resources:

Fundamental Goals, Outlines, and Quizlet

                 Acting Like a Scientist