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Students take safety quiz while I pick up signed syllabus and safety forms. Students put goal for the year on table for discussion after test.

Homework assignment: Learning Style Test & Improving Study Skills

Show document 1.1.10 on edline. Students should read this document carefully, and follow ALL directions.

The purpose of this assignment is to encourage you to examine your current study habits and strategies for learning, and to perhaps find more effective ways to accomplish the learning tasks required at the college level.  "More effective ways" might involve learning more material with the same amount of study time, or learning the same amount of material in less time.

Effective study requires time. Perhaps a good starting point would be to begin with the amount of study time necessary to meet the expectations for learning at the college level. Answer questions 1- 8 in the handout for homework and turn in for next class.

Direct Instruction - Introducing the Scientific Method

The heart of today's lesson is the Scientific Method review ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMGRe824kak ).  The content of this presentation may be review for some students, but others have long forgot the basics of laboratory experimentation and the important steps of the scientific method. 

Doing science: Heart rate lab and lab report rubric
Introduction to the workbook

Students are asked to start a new sheet in their notebook: Heart Rate Lab. They are asked to write down their heart rate. How do they know? What do they think it should be (prior knowledge). How will they find out? What variables can be controlled and which cannot. The students should hand-write a proposed lab in their binder before the lab description is handed out. Lab rubrics are handed out and students perform the resting heartrate portion of the lab. Discuss “Science Practices” and page 1 in workbook.

The recipe for a good Lab Report
Details, details, details

Students are asked what a good lab report should look like. Prior models are discussed. Recipe cards are handed out and looked at as “lab reports”. Emphasis is placed on specificity – how much, how many, how is it measured. Students are told that they will choose one of the 4 recipes and cook it for their family this weekend and bring back the recipe handout signed by a home victim (someone that had to eat the food).

Do it: Have students write up a lab report, based on the “How to do a lab report” handout , based on one of the recipe cards. Have partner “grade it based on the rubric.

Doing science: Heart rate lab and lab report rubric

Complete data collection for heart rate lab. Lead a guided meditation for 15 minutes and then have students check heartrate. Get all numbers and get a class average. Collect averaged heartrates (from 3 tests per individual) for all students and compare. Have students jog in place behind desk to get exercising heart rate and do class averages. Have students complete data tables.

Hand out scientific Method worksheet. Students should complete it and put it in 3 ring binder.

Students do Science Practices vocab quiz 1 on edline or https://quizlet.com/27460989/scientific-method-flash-cards/

Learning Style Test & Improving Study Skills (1.1.10).

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Learning Style Test & Improving Study Skills

Sweaty science: How does heart rate change with physical activity.

Recipe cards

Relaxation Meditation

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