Unit Portfolio – (Includes all A, B and C Activities) – Due Wednesday August 31
Unit Test – Wednesday August 31
1.1.1 Explain how science and technology are related.
1.1.2 List the major branches of natural science and describe how they overlap.
1.1.3 Describe the main ideas of physical Science
*1.2.1 Describe the steps in a scientific method.
1.2.2 Compare and contrast facts, scientific theories, and scientific laws.
1.2.3 Explain the importance of models in science.
*1.2.4 Explain the importance of safety in science
*1.3.1 Perform calculations involving scientific notation and conversion factors.
*1.3.2 Identify the metric and SI units in science and convert between common metric prefixes.
1.3.3 Compare and contrast accuracy and precision.
1.3.4 Relate the Celsius, Kelvin, and Fahrenheit temperature scales.
*1.4.1 Organize and analyze data using tables and graphs.
*1.4.2 Identify the relationship between a manipulated variable and a responding variable.
*1.4.3 Explain the importance of communicating data.
1.4.4 Discuss the process
of peer review.
* indicates most important guidelines
This unit provides a foundation for the year. No
Specific standards are addressed
C Layer Activities (65 points maximum toward grade)
1. Lecture – Metric Units and Measurement Tools (5 points) _____
2. Measurement Lab – Balance (5 points) _____
3. Measurement Lab – Length (5 points) _____
4. Measuring Volume and Temperature – Lab 1B (5 points) _____
1. Scientific Notation - Notes and Practice (5 points) _____
2. Conversion Factors – Notes and Practice (5 points) _____
3. Significant digits – Notes and practice (5 points) _____
1. Spring lab (10 points) _____
2. Lecture – Components of quality graphs and Data tables (5 points) _____
Determining the thickness of aluminum foil Lab (10 points) _____
(Begin Thinking about your B-Layer Project)
Lecture – Scientific Methods – How to conduct a Scientific Investigation? (5 points) _____
B- Layer Work
B – Layer Work
B – Layer Work
B Layer Work
A Layer Work – You must have an Acceptable Use Policy on file to use the computers
B and A Layer activities are due no later than Wednesday August 31.
Worksheets (Choose 3 – 5 points each) – Oral Defense
Guided Reading and Study Workbook – Section 1.1
Guided Reading and Study Workbook – Section 1.2
Guided Reading and Study Workbook – Section 1.3
Guided Reading and Study Workbook – Section 1.4
Skills Worksheet - Using Scientific Notation
Skills Worksheet – Presenting Scientific Data
Section 1.1 Read and be ready to answer Section 1.1 Assessment Questions – Oral Defense (10 points)
Section 1.2 Read and be ready to answer Section 1.2 Assessment Questions – Oral Defense (10 points)
Section 1.3 Read and be ready to answer Section 1.3 Assessment Questions – Oral Defense (10 points)
Section 1.4 Read and be ready to answer Section 1.4 Assessment questions – Oral Defense (10 points)
Concepts in Action – Forensic Science – Read and complete Going Further – Oral Defense (10 points)
Daily Log Summary – Sign up
for one day, Submit 2 copies of log next day (5 points)
B Layer Activities (Choose one - 15 points maximum)
1. Grocery stores carry many brands of household detergents. Design an experiment to compare a more expensive brand of detergent with a less expensive one. Is one brand better for some purposes than the other?
2. Choose a different product and conduct a test. Get approval before conducting your investigation.
3. Create a
poster/display showing students how to make a proper data table and/or
A Layer Activities (Choose one - 20 points maximum)
1. What are the positive and negatives for using satellite technology? Do the positives outweigh the negatives?
2. Choose another
question and get approval before starting.
D 56-70 C 71-85 B 86+ A
Keep track of your
points by circling the activity and writing your points received.