Today students took the CAP pre-assessment for Science. This test was composed of a sampling of 8th grade science content that the students WILL BE exposed to during the course of this year. This test is given for data collection purposes and was 100% computer based.
In class we reviewed some of the key aspects of a good scientific investigation by using the lab activity we began on Friday. This review covered the basics such as Independent Variables, Dependent Variables, Controlled Variables (and their importance), following a set procedure and finally the importance of accurate measurements. This was definitely a much needed review of year long science concepts.
ASSIGNMENT: Data Analysis - Reaction Time Lab
HOMEWORK: Finish Data Analysis and Data Graph