Saturday, March 1, 2008

Weekly Schedule March 3rd – March 7th

This is our schedule for the week ending March 7th, 2008. If you have any questions, please contact me at extension 38.

1st Year Social Studies (Period 2 & 3)

Monday: Work Due: Money

We will be discussing the nature of science and exploring different types of scientists. Students will be examining how science has benefited and harmed the world as we know it. We will also be thinking about what it is students would like to learn about this year.

Tuesday: Work Due: None

Everyday Science: Discovering the Scientific Method.

Students will follow their curiosity as some everyday phenomena are explained scientifically. Observation of a rainbow turns into an explanation of the components of "white light" as they are separated by a prism. Ice cubes floating in a glass of water illustrate the concepts of density and volume. A rotating machine run by the heat of candles exemplifies the concept of convection. Musical instruments show that the size of a space determines the pitch of sound created in it.

Wednesday: Work Due: None

Everyday Science: Discovering the Scientific Method.

We will finish our work from yesterday. There will be a quiz.

Thursday: Work Due: Everyday Science

Can We Control the Weather.

Can scientists alter the weather? Should scientists alter the weather? What are the implications for humans?

“Such questions about the intersection of science, technology and society will continue to arise in the 21st century, and Discovery Channel is poised to be the only network investigating such topics on an in-depth level for viewers,” said Jane Root, president and general manager, Discovery Channel and The Science Channel.

When it comes to the often deadly, always destructive force of hurricanes, those are important questions to answer. Through interviews with leading meteorologists and atmospheric scientists, a unique examination of Hurricane Katrina and the Chernobyl disaster, and on-site reporting from hurricane-vulnerable locations, CAN WE CONTROL THE WEATHER? host Josh Bernstein brings viewers inside this significant weather debate to help separate science fact from science fiction.

Friday: Food, Energy, and You.

This program demonstrates how our bodies use energy and where it comes from in the foods we eat. Getting a sufficient amount of food energy to maintain growth and development is stressed. There will be a quiz.

2nd Year Social Studies (Period 1 & 4)

Monday: Work Due: Money

We will be discussing the nature of science and exploring different types of scientists. Students will be examining how science has benefited and harmed the world as we know it. We will also be thinking about what it is students would like to learn about this year.

Tuesday: Work Due: None

How Scientists Work: What is Scientific Inquiry?

From the beginning of human history, natural phenomena have puzzled people and caused them to ask questions. Scientific Inquiry is about answering these questions through investigation. Scientific inquiry is not a precise set of procedure, but rather a broad approach to investigation that ranges from very open-ended to very controlled investigations. Scientific Inquiry begins with questions: “Why? What’s going on? How is this explained?” In this program, we will follow Sherlock Holmes-type investigations in the everyday and natural worlds, leading to some surprising and fun discoveries. Packet is due Wednesday. There will be a quiz

Wednesday: Work Due: Scientific Inquiry

How Scientists Work: What is the Scientific Method?

Scientific method is a time-tested set of procedures used to create an accurate view or representation of the world. Using these procedures, anyone can repeat the experiments that lead a scientist to a result or group of results. In this program, junior scientists show how anybody can find new laws of science through perseverance and careful recording of data. Packet is due Thursday. There will be a quiz.

Thursday: Work Due: Scientific Method

How Scientists Work: What is Pattern Discovery?

Recognition of the basic patterns in nature has led to advancements in hunting, agriculture, and civilization itself. In this program, we will see that science includes the study of consistent patterns in nature and that scientific explanations explain relationships between patterns. Students also learn that their brains have been wired to recognize patterns and that pattern recognition is really fun and easy. Packet is due Monday. There will be a quiz.

Friday: Safety and First Aid.

This program covers the basics of safety relevant to teens. First aid practices for cut, scrapes, and puncture wounds are shown, and a step-by-step demonstration shows what to do for a choking victim. Home safety practices and fire safety issues are also covered. In addition, during the taping of this program, an actual real-life medical emergency occurs, and viewers witness how emergency medical technician attend to the young actress. There will be a quiz.

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