October 8

SRD Week Ahead: 10/9-10/13

We will begin our study of electricity by exploring how a hydroelectric plant converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. Notice you have a test on Wednesday over the last two chapters and case studies we have done in class.

Monday: Topics: Hydroelectric Power
Activities: Lab: Designing a Hydroelectric plant Model
HW: Design Guide is due Wednesday (submit prior to class or bring to class)

Tuesday: Topics: Hydroelectric Power
Activities: Lab: Designing a Hydroelectric plant model
HW: Design Guide is due Wednesday (submit prior to class or bring to class)

Wednesday: Topics: Observations/Explanations
Activities: Test Observations/Explanations
HW: Design Guide is due Wednesday (submit prior to class or bring to class)

Thursday: Topics: Hydroelectric Power
Activities: Lab: Designing a Hydroelectric plant model CONSTRUCTION
HW:

Friday: Topics: Hydroelectric Power
Activities: Lab: Designing a Hydroelectric plant model TEST/PRESENT
HW: Notes: Electric Forces and Fields (549-572) and Electricity Part 1 Playlsit (Due Wednesday 10/18)

September 24

SRD week Ahead: 9/25-9/29

**Make sure you have your assigned explanation question for an extraordinary event ready at the start of class.

Monday: Topics: Observations
Activities: Discussion: Explanations of Extraordinary events (Presentations)
HW: Complete Part 1 of Cae Study: Feeling Detoxified

Tuesday: Observations
Activities: Discussion Part 2-4 of Case Study
HW: complete unfinished portions of lab

Wednesday: Topics: Explanation
Activities: Discussion: Ways to Explanation and Cause and Correlation
HW: Assigned question #1-15 and assigned question #16-25
Occams-razor

Thursday/Friday: Topics: Explanation
Activities: Jigsaw Case Study: Animals on Treadmills Critical Thinking and Public Perception of Science
Playlist: Animals on Treadmills
HW: Assign portions of case study as needed

September 9

SRD Week Ahead: 9/11-9/15

We will test on Tuesday over the topics covered so far regarding the Scientific Method. Review notes, readings from class, and the Bacterial Theory of Ulcers Case Study. You will also conduct your first inquiry lab about pendulum periodic motion. You have two assignments due this week besides the test on Tuesday.
1. Read Ch 2 of the reading packet I gave pg 9-21 stop at Anomalous Phenomena and complete questions DUE Thursday. Send it to me before class or bring your written notes to class.
2. Pendulum lab report will be due Friday by 3:30, send it to me. You will have time in class on Friday to work on your report. All testing should be complete by Thursday in class and you should start writing it before Friday.

Use the following guidelines to help you write your report LAB Report guidelines

Monday: Topics: Experimental Design (Elaborate) TEKS: 1,2,3,8,9
Activities: Inquiry Lab:Pendulum
HW: prepare test on Tuesday (review notes and class discussions so far)

Tuesday: Topics: Scientific Method (Evaluate) TEKS 1,2,34,6,7,8,9
Activities: Test 1
HW: Notes over Observations Ch 2 (PG 9-21 stop at Anomalous Phenomena) DUE Thursday

Wednesday: Topics: Experimental Design
Activities: Inquiry Lab:Pendulum

Thursday: Topics: Experimental Design
Activities: Inquiry Lab:Pendulum

Friday: Topics: Experimental Design
Activities: Inquiry Lab:Pendulum