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What does it mean to do science?

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Killer Laundry

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(read about the episode)

Killer Laundry


Learn how Mr. C runs this class.  Get the syllabus and other stuff.

Syllabus

Classroom Matrix

Citizenship Rubric

Science Policies Crossword

 

Fact Monster: Types of Science

 
What happens when an astronaut has to go to the bathroom?

what should the bathroom be used for?

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What does it mean to do science?

Science Class Analysis

 

University of California Museum of Paleontology: What is science?

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What are experiments?

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LAB: Which shape of ramp will make a marble roll the fastest?

Marble Ramps


Scientist Senses & Tools

 

University of California Museum of Paleontology: How science works

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How do scientists make good observations?

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Making Observations

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the feelings of this plant are pretty clear
 

scenes from Little Shop of Horrors, made with Legos

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How do scientists make good observations?

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Air Jaws Observations

   

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How do we find answers to assignments in the textbook?

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Asking About Life

pdf of textbook p. 8-11

 

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How do scientists figure out good questions to ask?

What is a yeti?  Look at the one that lives in Disneyland....
 
 

Yeti Crab Questions

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Read about the initial discovery of the yeti crab, off the coast of Costa Rica.
 
 
Scroll to the bottom of this article to see the first video footage of the yeti crabs found off the coast of Costa Rica.
 
 
More recently, yeti crabs have also been discovered near Antarctica.  See what National Geographic has to say about them in a short video.

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not all crabs are cute and fluffy...
 

eHow: How to use a question mark

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Why do scientists sometimes need to use models for experiments?

Yeti Crab Lab

   

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How do scientists write a good prediction?

Prediction Practice

Undead Predictions

   

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How do scientists create a good experiment?

Marble Ramps Experiment Analysis


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Goldfish Memory

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(read about the episode)

Goldfish Memory


Can you train a goldfish to play sports?

   
 
How do scientists create a good experiment?

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Scientific Method

Brainpop - Scientific Method

   
 
How do scientists create a good experiment?

Scientific Methods

pdf of textbook p.12-18

 

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How do scientists measure distances accurately?

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Metric vs. Customary

Brainpop - Metric vs. Customary


Metric Measurement of Length

   

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How do scientists measure distances accurately?

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A giant squid slaps sailors around!

Here is the first footage ever of a giant squid seen from a submersible!  Notice how the scientists aboard get really quiet....

How Big Is the Squid?

   

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How do scientists measure distances accurately?

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Shell Size Lab

Skill Sheet - Reading a Metric Ruler


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Mollusks
   

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How do scientists measure masses accurately?

Metric Measurement of Mass

Scale Use Lab

   

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How do scientists choose the right equipment for a good experiment?

Learn about how cephalopods (squid, octupuses, & cuttlefish) use camouflage in different ways.
 
 
See a cuttlefish sneak up on a crunchy crab.
 
 
Watch the mimic octopus change the shape of its body to look like dangerous animals.
 
Could you tell if a cuttlefish was hiding in your living room?
 

Camouflage Experiment Design

   

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How do scientists create a good experiment?

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Biscuit Bullet

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(read about the episode)

Biscuit Bullet

   

       

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Blind Lobster Experiment Design

   
 
How do scientists create a good experiment?

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Penny Drop

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(read about the episode)

Penny Drop

   
       

















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