STEM Science/ Literacy
FOCUS: Science Fair Preparation
Monday, February 3,2014 - Day
Monday Morning Meeting Protocol: Focus for Meeting
Greeting Mrs. Kuhn- Snowball Greeting Activity
Morning Buzz- Review of the previous weeks news, current events, week in review, weather
Bullying Committee - Types of Bullying Presentation
Mrs. Zappia- Short Lesson on Lesson 29- percent problems
Objectives for the Lesson: As result of the lesson students will...
1.)Follow the procedure that they have written for their experiment.
2.) Conduct experiments by testing different variables
3.) Collect data on a data table.
Lesson Overview: During class time students will conduct their experiments for the science fair. Students will test variables and collect numerical data and write down observational data.
Evidence of Lesson" Students will do their experiments and collect data.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 D- Day
Objectives for the lesson: As result of the lesson students will...
1.Work collaboratively to go through their science lab experiment files.
2.Evaluate their work to make sure that all parts of the experiment are ready to publication.
3. Conference with teachers to make sure all part are clear and communicate their knowledge of their content.
Lesson: Students will work in collaborative groups to evaluate if their work is completed and meets the standards for the science fair. Students will conference with teachers to make sure that their work is at or above grade six standards.
Evidence of Learning: Students will edit and revise files.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 E- day
Objectives: As a result of the lesson students will...
1.) Learn the components of reporting results
2.) Write their results from experiments.
3.Learn the components of writing the conclusion.
4.) Write their conclusion.
Your conclusions will summarize whether or not your science fair project results support or contradict your original hypothesis. If you are doing an Engineering or Computer Science programming project, then you should state whether or not you met your design criteria. You may want to include key facts from your background research to help explain your results. Do your results suggest a relationship between the independent and dependent variable?
If Your Results Show that Your Hypothesis is False
If the results of your science experiment did not support your hypothesis, don't change or manipulate your results to fit your original hypothesis, simply explain why things did not go as expected. Professional scientists commonly find that results do not support their hypothesis, and they use those unexpected results as the first step in constructing a new hypothesis. If you think you need additional experimentation, describe what you think should happen next.
Scientific research is an ongoing process, and by discovering that your hypothesis is not true, you have already made huge advances in your learning that will lead you to ask more questions that lead to new experiments. Science fair judges do not care about whether you prove or disprove your hypothesis; they care how much you learned.
Evidence of Learning: Students will write their conclusion and reporting results.