Weekly Outline 2

A Complete Record of Daily Activities
This Week’s Learning Target(s)
  • Identify the different elements of scientific inquiry.
  • Define how the terms fact, hypothesis, and theory are used in science.
  • Differentiate between theories and hypotheses.
  • Distinguish between observations and inferences.
  • Understand how to design and conduct a controlled experiment.
  • Describe the structure of an atom.
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DateLesson TopicsAssignments
Monday
08/19
· Introduce Quotes of the Day
· Distribute and Discuss Prefixes, Suffixes, & Root Words for Biology
· Distribute and Discuss Course Directives
· Distribute and Discuss Safety Contracts
· Discuss Unit 1 Syllabus
· Read Course Directives
 (Due Friday, 08/23)
· Get Safety Contracts Signed
 (Due Monday, 08/26)

Homework
· Read Sections 1.1 – 1.2 Review 1.1 Key Terms Review 1.2 Key Terms
· Define Key Terms on Vocab Checklist
 (Due Tuesday, 08/20)

Tuesday
08/20
· Identify the different elements of scientific inquiry.
· Video: Coevolution of Toxic Newts
· Discuss “Scientific Method”
Homework
· Read Sections 1.3 – 1.5 Review 1.3 Key Terms Review 1.4 Key Terms Review 1.5 Key Terms
· Define Key Terms on Vocab Checklist
 (Due Block Day)
Block Day
08/22
· Define how the terms fact, hypothesis, and theory are used in science.
· Differentiate between theories and hypotheses.
· Distinguish between observations and inferences.
· Understand how to design and conduct a controlled experiment.
· Notes: The Nature of Scientific Knowledge
· Discuss Experimental Variables
· Class Lab: Sample Experiments
Homework
· Read “What Science IS”
· Respond to “What Science IS” Writing Prompt
 (Due Friday, 08/23)
Friday
08/23
· Describe the structure of an atom.
· Discuss “What Science IS”
· Review Atomic Structure & Periodic Table
· Class Lab: Atomic Structure Practice Problems
Homework
· Read Section 2.1 Review 2.1 Key Terms
· Define Key Terms on Vocab Checklist
 (Due Monday, 08/26)
· Read “Why Study Chemistry?” & Respond to Writing Prompt
 (Due Monday, 08/26)