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Day 2.37 Using Google Forms to Share Data

Tues. Mar 25, 2014 After groups made observations from the Sticky Tape Lab they shared their data with me and the class using a Google Form that looked like this:  (Link)   The class data then gets dumped into a … Continue reading

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Day 2.35 Claim, Evidence, Reasoning

  Last week at the WSST (Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers) conference there was lots of talk about the Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning format for summarizing lab results.  I’ve always kind of tried to get students to write conclusions in … Continue reading

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Day 2.22 Empirical Formula Lab

              Thurs. Feb 27, 2014   Chemistry groups began the process of figuring out the empirical formula of Zinc Chloride today.  Groups started with a known amount of solid zinc, and then reacted it … Continue reading

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Day 2.20 Relative Mass Simulation

Tues. Feb 25, 2014   Groups were given 4 containers.  The containers are simulators of gas containers of equal volumes, at the same temperature, and same pressure.  It is then safe to assume that there are the same number of … Continue reading

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Day 2.19 Using Robots to Check Graphs

Mon. Feb 24, 2014   After ANOTHER snow day last Friday, today physics students checked the accuracy of their graph matching using the robots.  The class was asked to use the programmable robots along with Vernier Motion Detectors to check … Continue reading

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Day 2.17 Element Compound and Mixture Assessment Item

Wed. Feb 19, 2014 Chemistry I students took an end of the unit assessment on Describing Elements, Compounds and Mixtures today.  Since switching to SBG this year I’ve had to re-evaluate how I assess.  This is a good example of … Continue reading

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Day 2.14 Stacks of Graphs

Thurs. Feb 13, 2014 We used a variety of whiteboarding techniques as well as some large group discussions to come to a consensus about these various kinematic graphs.  This also served as an excellent introduction to the direction of acceleration … Continue reading

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