Today we reviewed the Chapter 1 thus far. I always want to encourage students to start studying for a test at least a week in advance so not to be "cramming" late the night before taking it. We talked about the concepts and vocabulary the test covers. Many of our morning quizes have covered this content. Grades should be updated soon. The test is tentatively planned for next Thursday.
For homework, students are to read the final section of Chapter 1, p.27-30 and answer questions #1-3 at the bottom of page 30.
I pray that everyone has a safe and fun 3-day weekend!
Students had a quiz this morning consisting of three questions from last night's textbook readings (p.21-24). The questions are as follows:
After the quiz, we analyzed the data the students collected from each other about bone lengths and how they compare to their height.
They have been introduced to the ideas of "best line of fit" in a scatter plot of their data. In addition, we talked about r-values and what they can tell us about the data. For tomorrow, they must fill in a mysterious person's approximate height in cm by using their ulna length (x=26cm), and plugging into the "best line of fit" formula for the ulna y=2.73X + 96. We will go over this and the readings in class tomorrow. Plus, I hope to start another experiment.
For tomorrow (8-30-13), complete the ulna vs. height equation above, finish reading p. 25-26 and complete the online Chapter 1, Section 3 quiz (link below) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Section 3 Self-Check Quiz
Mrs. Tricia Hozie is a junior high and high school science teacher at Pinnacle Prep School in Texas.