We're going to use today as a work day.By the end of today you should have a draft of your introduction written and a good start to your methods.
Check In (10 min)
Here are some more questions to help you review for your quiz on Friday.
Quiz 1.1 Study Guide (5 min)
Here's a study guide for Friday's quiz. Also, there is a link to some old Check In/Outs from previous years to use for practice problems. Make sure you're ready for it.
Notes: Writing Good Methods (10 min)
In your science notebook take down some notes based on our discussion about what makes a good set of methods in a lab report.
Writing Good Methods (15 min)
A great experiment has great methods. We are going to spend this section of class going over good and bad methods by trying to build a paper crane using a series of different methods. As you're building your paper crane write down aspects of each methods sheet that make it easy to follow or difficult to follow in your notes.
- Paper Crane Instructions #1
- Paper Crane Instructions #2
- Paper Crane Instructions #3
- Paper Crane Instructions #4 (Thanks Rohit for the link)
- Feel free to look up other instructions as well
- Why did you select the methods you choose?
- Which set of methods are the easiest to follow and why?
- Which set of methods are the hardest to follow and why?
- If you switched to a different set of methods why did you switch?
DIY Lab Work Time (25 min)
- Finish Introduction
- Start Methods
- Don't forget to look at Lesson 6 (link) to see some example lab reports from previous years.
- If you have questions check out the rubric (link)
During this time Mr. Korchnak will be walking around to talk to you about your experiment based on your answers from Homework 1.3.
Your homework for next class is to complete the methods for you experiment. You'll be using them for an activity in class and without them you won't receive credit for the activity.