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Fall'06, Marking Period 1 - Homework Assignments

Marking Period Exam - Wednesday, 10/11/06
 

10/6 #14 Read Text p.74 - 80; p.80 Answer questions 1-5 in complete sentences.

10/5 #13 Read Class notes; Text p.83-85, answer and choice for questions 1-6, 9, 20-22.

10/3 #12 Read Text p.67-73; p.73 Answer questions 1-5 in complete sentences.

9/29 #11 Read Text p.63-65; p.65 Answer questions 1-3 in complete sentences.

9/28 #10 Read Text p.16-22; p.22 Answer questions 1-5 in complete sentences.

9/26 #9 Read Class notes; Text: End of Unit p.442  Copy Section 17-2 Earth's Early History.

9/25 #8 Read Text p.423-428; Answer questions 1-5 in complete sentences.

TEST on Scientific Method/Inquiry - Thursday, 9/21/06
Study notes and homeworks from 9/7 up to 9/20.

9/18 Complete Review Sheet

9/14 #7 Text p.27; Answer questions 13, 14, 15, 26, 30, 31 in complete sentences.

9/13 #6 Read Text p.27; Answer questions 1-5 in complete sentences.

9/12 #5 Complete a write-up of scientific experiment done in class (M&M's).  Include: Problem, Hypothesis, Materials, Procedure, Observations/Data (highlight your group's data), Conclusion.  Find class average for total # of M&M's, as well as for each color.
 
Follow up questions:
1) Why is it good to perform multiple trials?
2) Based on this experiment, what can we infer about peanut M&M's?
3) What sources of error are there in conducting this experiment?

9/11 #4 Read Text p.8-15; p.15 Answer questions 1-3,5 in complete sentences.

9/8 #3 Plants respond to their environment in many different ways. Design a controlled experiment to test the effect of one environmental factor (such as light, acidity of precipitation,etc.) on some aspect of plant growth. In your experimental design be sure to:

• state the hypothesis

• list the steps of the procedure

• identify the control setup for the experiment

• include an appropriate data table with column headings for the collection of data

• identify the independent variable in the experiment

9/7 #2 From a dictionary, look up the word "skepticism".  Write down the definition.  Does scientific study require skepticism, explain why or why not? (50 words)

9/5 #1 Re-read and return contract tear-off signed by parent.
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