MY OWN SCIENCE
Introduction and Guidelines
This project is one that you can choose and make entirely on your own. You can, should, and WILL consult others for resources, information, and ideas but at the same time this is your project to work on, plan, and complete. The topic, type, and length of your work are entirely up to you.
You will complete a minimum of three projects, all different types but they may be from the same subject area or from all different subject areas. Be sure to check the project and subject area with me prior to starting.
Subject list options here:
History of Science
Remember to choose something that you are interested in and enjoy! This is your work, OWN it.
However, do not be afraid to choose something that you may see as more challenging or unfamiliar – use this as an opportunity to grow. Furthermore, try to make connections between things we discuss in class and the topic you choose. The more connections, the more light bulbs, the more excitement!
PLEASE observe safety rules, which apply at school or at home. For example:
Make sure to check in with your parents and use them to generate ideas as well!
Plagiarism is stealing and is contrary to the Ten Commandments and any basic value system. Taking the work of someone else and calling it your own is never okay. Use your own words and produce your own work.
Ways to Avoid Plagiarism:
How to Organize Your Work
Kinds of MOS Work
Use this checklist to be sure you do not choose two activities in the same category:
Make sure to check that your work is acceptable with your guide in the initial planning stages. Furthermore, do not hesitate to ask for help with any procedural or research
Your parent must supervise your work and sign your form. Work must be on time for full credit.
What you should do:
Tuesday, September 19th - Get approval of 1st topic
Friday, September 29th - Check in 1st activity (turn in folder & work)
Monday, October 2nd - Get approval of 2nd topic
Tuesday, October 17th - Check in 2nd activity (turn in folder & work)
Monday October 23rd - Get approval of 3rd topic
Thursday, November 9th - Check in 3rd activity (turn in folder and work)
Either download rtf or print from link below:
Access to Seminar Articles:
Go to newsela.com
On the left hand side is the Class Code box. Enter: S5SC5M
Then register your own account with your personal username and password
You will join the Adolescents class.
Then you need to find the Text Sets assigned for the class.
This week's seminar article is Explainer: This is your brain.
Copy and paste this into your browser for your next seminar article:
Children’s Book Project:
September 29th: ⅓ text written - ⅓ pages sketched - image/text correspondence
October 16th: ⅔ text written - ⅔ artwork done so far
November 6th: Final draft compiled - edit and peer/review
November 16th: Present finished book to the Children’s House
Scientific Method Worksheet: Answer the following questions about the scientific method and a controlled experiment. Write the answers on your own paper.
Part A: True or False
Decide whether each statement is true or false.
Read through each scenario and answer the following questions.
Mr. Higgenbottom wants to know the effect of different colors of light on the height of rose bushes. He believes that rose bushes can grow taller when exposed to green light. He buys 5 rose bushes of the same species, which are all approximately the same age and height. He places one in white light, one in blue light, one in green light, one in red light and one in a dark box. All of the rose bushes are planted in the same soil and given 300 mL of water once a day for 3 weeks. After the three weeks, Mr. Higgenbottom observes the rose bushes and makes measurements.
Which of the following would BEST describe the “Statement of the Problem?”
Which of the following BEST describes Mr. Higgenbottom’s hypothesis?
The following table shows the results from the experiment.
Plant/Light Plant Height
White 7 inches
Blue 10 inches
Green 12.5 inches
Red 8 inches
No Light No growth
Which of the following would be a valid conclusion for this experiment?