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.

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!)

Watch this video and see if you can answer three questions about variables.

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

Practice learning important vocabulary we will use all year.   Early in the unit, challenge your parents, a sibling, or a friend to a game of "match" and use Flash Card mode.  Later in the unit, complete "Learn"  mode. 

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.

Other Cool Resources:

                 Acting Like a Scientist

Closed.  Must now redo during Storm Time on paper-and-pencil version.

Press the button, then click "login", then "student login" and type in the teacher room code:  519073.  
Type your science period, space, last name, space, and first initial.  
FG Smith J

  Take the 10 question Pendulum Quiz.    You will be given the correct answer and an explantation after each question.  

Your score will count as a  Science Process Skills standard in Aspen.  [If you're not satisfied with your score, you may retake it .]  It will also be a SD (Self Direction) score for completing it correctly.

Bozeman Science Practice 3.

How do you think the snow got off the bench? 

(Do you have evidence for your idea?)

We worked on the Getting Ready For Student-Designed Investigations on 2/01 and 2/02.  If you missed this or had some trouble go to my Drive.  See the original questions and a "cheat sheet" with answers.

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.

The Martian Core Sample Problem:

You will be asked to watch this video when you complete your Student-Designed Investigation graph.  Is there proof of Forrest's guilt?

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

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:​

Click the button above for the Angle Released data table you should use on your graph redos.

 The button above takes you to my Google Drive where I've shared the unit activity sheets.  Read through them on-line so you can work through more in class.

 Outlines, and Quizlet

Here's the explanation of what you're challenged to do on the Hot Wheels Obstacle Course.

Student-Designed Investigations: