Jan. 7-11, 2013

  1. What are the MS curriculum objectives that will be taught this week?

Standard 1: Apply inquiry-based and problem-solving procedures to design and conduct a scientific investigation.

1.a. Use appropriate laboratory safety symbols and procedures to design and conduct a scientific investigation.

1.b. Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations.

1.c. Identify and apply components of scientific methods in classroom investigations.

1.d. Interpret and generate graphs. (e.g. plotting points, labeling x-axis and y-axis, creating appropriate titles and legends for circle, bar, and line graphs.

1.e. Analyze procedures and data to draw conclusions about the validity of research.

1.f. Formulate and revise scientific explanations and models using logic and evidence (data analysis).

1.g. Communicate effectively to presentand explain scientific results, using appropriate terminology and graphics










1c scientific method

1e analyze data

1d interpret and generate graphs

1g explain graphics

1a safety symbols, 1b scientific questions, 1c scientific method, 1d analyze data, 1e graphs, 1g graphs

1a safety symbols, 1b scientific questions, 1c scientific method, 1d analyze data, 1e graphs, 1g graphs

2a basic principles of motion



SATP2 Format

Explain the parts of the scientific method.

Explain the difference between the independent variable and the dependent variable.

Explain what each type of graph is used for (line, bar, and circle).

Explain the difference between a constant and a control.

Explain the difference between constant speed and instantaneous speed.


(The Teacher Will)

Give notes on scientific measurement and model scientific method scenarios

Give notes on graphing

Model each graph

Review scientific method, measurement, and graphing.

Administer chapter 1 Test

Administer Post-assessment

Explain and give notes on motion chap 2 sec1



Scientific method scenarios (group work) sec2 Reinforcement measurement Lab

Generate a bar graph, line graph, and a circle graph

Measurement Lab, Vocabulary Review

Key term Review

Study guides

Test on chapter 1

Post-assessment chap 1, Define chapter 2 vocab

Pre-assessment ch 2,3

Self-check p.46 (1-4, 6) Directed Reading sec 1 Reinforcement sec 1




Review measurement and scientific method scenarios

Review graphing

Review study guides

Review new vocab in chapter 2

Review notes on motion



Scientific method scenarios and sec 2 Reinforcement

Bar, line, and circle graphs

Measurement Lab, vocab review, key term review

Chap 1 Test, post-assessment, pre-assement ch 2, 3

Self check, directed Reading and Reinforcement worksheet ch 2 sec 1


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Physical Science