RUTH DOYLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Observe. Wonder. Question
“Week in Review”
September 5 - 9
Tuesday and Wednesday we learned about RESEARCH in the scientific method and why variables are so important. Variables are factors or conditions that can change in an experiment. There are usually 3 types of variables, 2 of which are interrelated. The Independent and Dependent variables work together and the Controlled Variables are kept separate. Below you will find definitions for each…
This is the day we conducted the RB experiment to help the students better understand this concept. We also spent a large portion of our time learning how to PROPERLY graph our data using a Line Graph. I taught the students the 4 steps to Graphing as outlined below:
Thursday and Friday we learned about step 4 of the scientific method “Experiment”. The number one, most important things about experiments are that they have to be REPEATABLE!!! In order to achieve this you need two things (A) step-by-step procedures (B) materials list.
In order to do this we had to “Save Sam”! The goal of the lab is to practice writing procedural steps in an experiment. They had to not only save same but also provide a step-by-step set of procedures, complete with a materials list and illustrated instructions. They also had to walk me through their procedure to ensure that it could be repeated!
If you have any questions or concerns please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at (501) 450-6675. Thank you and have a great weekend! – Mr. Lowe
Assignments turned in this week - RB Lab (15 points) and Variable Worksheet (15 points)