Here are the questions to answer.  This document is also in Google Classroom.

Student-Designed Investigations:

Watch this video, then answer the following questions.  (Questions are loaded into Google Classroom, and can also be seen to the right.)

Other Cool Resources:

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

6th grade Auroras:

After we discuss proper predictions, we move on to creating a data table.  We discussed this last week, but some of you still need help on this.  The goal is to try activities that will result in high and  low pulse rates.  Try out at least 4 different activities.

Once you are given a question to investigate, you will consider the possible outcomes and predict which you expect to happen.  We use a specific format for predictions.

 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.

This video demonstrates the final steps  of creating a graph [figuring out proper scale, plotting data points].   Note:  This is a general overview of graphing.  Students have a different  graphing assignment!

The Martian Core Sample Problem:

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).

Outlines, Product Goals, Socrative, and Link to Google Drive​:

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

Press the button, then click "login", then "student login" and type in the teacher room code:  AURORA7  
Type your science period (3A or 3B),  last name,  and first initial.  Leave a space between each.  Like this:

Example:     
3A  Stith D

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

Press the button, then click "login", then "student login" and type in the teacher room code:  AURORA7A  
Type your science period (3A or 3B),  last name,  and first initial.  Leave a space between each.  Like this:

Example:     
3A  Stith D

Press the button, then click "login", then "student login" and type in the teacher room code:  AURORA6A  
Type your science period (1A, 1B, 2A or 2B),  last name,  and first initial.  Leave a space between each.  Like this:

Example:     
2A  Stith D

6th and 7th grade Auroras:

7th grade Auroras:

How do you think the snow got off the bench? 

(Do you have evidence for your idea?)

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.)

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

Press the button, then click "login", then "student login" and type in the teacher room code:  AURORA6 
Type your science period (1A, 1B, 2A or 2B),  last name,  and first initial.  Leave a space between each.  Like this:

Example:     
2A  Stith D

6th and 7th grade Auroras:

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.

Did I make an accurate graph?

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

This video demonstrates the first steps  of creating a graph [orienting paper, title, labeling axes with units].   Note:  This is a general overview of graphing.  Students have a different  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.   This outline can be used as a answer key for the "I Can" Statements listed below.

                 Acting Like a Scientist

Student-Designed Investigations:​

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