First, Mr.Pro was explaining about our essays. He told us what some codes mean that he used to correct the essay. Like ITC, UT, WFS, and AD.
AD = Add more detail. This is too general.
Add statistics (numbers) or specific information about your topic.
Sometimes things were too general. For example, “there are good and bad points about everything in this world”.
I would read it, try to avoid to vomiting and then I’d strike through it.
For example, “there are good and bad points about everything in this world”.
ITC = In-text citation is needed for this sentence.
Wherever you have a specific fact such as a number, use in-text citation.
UT = Use a transition.
WFS = Write in full sentences.
Sometimes your sentences were missing verbs.
For example, “Plangement.”
A sentence must have:
- A subject
- A verb,
- End punctuation (.!?),
- Capital letter at the beginning.
He also showed Gaetano's essay. In Gaetano's essay he explained some good points and bad points of things that he did. One of the good points was that he followed the directions. He wrote in each paragraph what was asked. One bad point was that he did not use transitions. That makes the reader get confused, it goes to one idea to another randomly.
Technology & Man-made disaster in a place
Explain the energy changes involved in the technology and its purpose for society (why it was created).
Explain the energy change involved in the disaster and how it caused damage to the environment and to people.
Explain what was done after the disaster.
Summarize the main ideas.
Propose how similar disasters may be avoided in the future.
After, We did experiments. There was the potato, batteries, rocket, balls, hot plate, and elastic experiments.
This is the instruction of every experiment:
A) Investigation of Stretch of Elastic /cm
vs distance the elastic travel /cm
B) hot plate - time /min
vs temperature change /C
C) mass of chip /g
vs temperature change of water /C
D) Volume of water /mL
vs water rocket height /cm
E) Investigation of Relative Pressure /s
vs Height Bounced Back /cm
F) Investigation of number of batteries /#
vs voltage /V
Mr.Pro Also showed us this method of observations. People had to do that method in their notebook while doing the experiments.
Data and Science: The Scientific Method
body heats up when you exercise
- Identify an independent variable - something that we can change and measure
play basketball for a certain amount of time
- Identify a dependent variable - something that will change and we can measure
measure your body temperature
- Predict: How are the independent variable and dependent variable related?
The longer I play basketball, the more my body temperature will increase.
- Set values for how we will change the independent variable and how we will measure it.
- play basketball for a 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 minutes, use a countdown timer
- Ex) Change the number of pumps of a rocket
- Determine how we can measure the dependent variable
- measure body temperature under my armpit right after playing basketball
- Ex) height the rocket goes
At the end of class, we shared our results for experiments. Different people shared their results for each experiment.
A) Stretch Elastic /cm
C) Chips Mass /g
Temperature Change /C
D) Volume of water /mL
E) Time /s
Height bounced back /cm