Assignments for 9/22/16

Today, we reviewed and discussed what similarities and differences that students found in their historical research/posters of the diseases Bubonic Plague, Gangrene and Cholera.

This led to a discussion as to whether personal beliefs and superstitions are  useful in describing how things happen in nature, such as the diseases. Most student felts they were not useful, at least those not support by facts that have been proved true over time.

Students met in the groups to discuss their homework: hwhow-would-a-scientistAfter a class discussion, they turned in the homework.

Next students, told me that the actual cause of the diseases are germs or microorganisms. This led to a discussion of the germ theory developed by Louis Pasteur. Students did a close reading on Pasteur had to underline the scientific processes (actions) he did in his investigations.

Next, we discussed the meaning of the term theory in science. A power point with the info is here: what-is-a-scientific-theory

Assignments for A Day 9/21/16

Today, we reviewed and discussed what similarities and differences that students found in their historical research/posters of the diseases Bubonic Plague, Gangrene and Cholera.

This led to a discussion as to whether personal beliefs and superstitions are  useful in describing how things happen in nature, such as the diseases. Most student felts they were not useful, at least those not support by facts that have been proved true over time.

Students met in the groups to discuss their homework: hwhow-would-a-scientist After a class discussion, they turned in the homework.

Next students, told me that the actual cause of the diseases are germs or microorganisms. This led to a discussion of the germ theory developed by Louis Pasteur. Students did a close reading on Pasteur had to underline the scientific processes (actions) he did in his investigations.

Next, we discussed the meaning of the term theory in science. A power point with the info is here: what-is-a-scientific-theory

 

B day Assignments for 9/20/16

Students should have turned in their assignments from Friday called Solving the Puzzle part two. They were given one of three different readings and had to compare what the scientist in the reading did with what they did in the puzzle activity in class.

Today, We watched a short video clip, then brainstormed and discussed the effect of deadly diseases on society.

Next, students broke into groups of four and were assigned historical, text or accounts from three deadly diseases (Black Plague, Cholera and Gangrene.) They investigated the accounts and tried to find the symptoms, impacts on society, proposed causes and evidence for causes. Then their group produced a poster from the investigation.

Next, group posters were hung and the students did a poster walk. In their notebook, They recorded the similarities and differences between the three diseases that they could find.

We will discuss those differences next class, since we ran out of time. Block 4A still needs to do the poster walk. (more of a note to self.)

Homework: Students need to the complete the hw: how-would-a-scientist Based on the disease that they studied today.

A Day Assignments for 9/19/16

Happy Monday! The first five-day week of the school year.

Students should have turned in their assignments from Thursday called Solving the Puzzle part two. They were given one of three different readings and had to compare what the scientist in the reading did with what they did in the puzzle activity in class.

We watched a short video clip, then brainstormed and discussed the effect of deadly diseases on society.

Next, students broke into groups of four and were assigned historical, text or accounts from three deadly diseases (black plague, Cholera and gangrene.) They investigated the accounts and tried to find the symptoms, impacts on society, proposed causes and evidence for causes. Then their group produced a poster from the investigation.

Next, group posters were hung and the students did a poster walk. In their notebook, They recorded the similarities and differences between the three diseases that they could find.

We will discuss those differences next class, since we ran out of time. Block 4A still needs to do the poster walk. (more of a note to self.)

Homework: Students need to the complete the hwhow-would-a-scientist Based on the disease that they studied today.