Current Events: A science current event will be due the 15th of every month

Your name

Today’s date

Original Title (This is not the title of the article, it is your title of your summary)

Summary- This section should be two to three paragraphs. The first paragraph tells the main idea of the article and  a few of the most important things you learned. The second paragraph should be a reflection of how this concept is important today, how this information can be used in the future, and what new areas of study might relate.

 2 Vocabulary Words- identify 2 or more words in the article that were difficult to understand. Write the sentence as found in the article,  and then write the definition.

 How it relates to science Write a sentence that tells how this article is related to science; for example: It is related to Life Science because it is about the human body.)

Citation: Must be in the correct MLA format shown below.


MLA Citation Examples

Magazines and Newspapers-

Author's last name, First. "Title of Article." Title of Magazine or Newspaper date published; pages. Print

 Borowitz, Adam. "Pavlov's Brother." New Yorker 11 Nov. 2004: 63-65. Print.

Web Site- 
Author. "Article Title" Name of Web Site. Date published or last updated. Web. Date you found it. URL

"Global Sea Turtle Populations Decline." Sea Turtle Restoration Project. 26 May 2002. Web. 22 Sept. 2006.


Author's last name, First. Title of Book: City Published : Name of Publishing Company, date.

Jans, Nick. The Last Light Breaking: Life among Alaska's Inupiat Eskimos. Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 1993. Print.

Author last, first OR person who posted the video. "Title of the video". Online video clip. Name of the website . Date of post. Web   Date retrieved 

     Shimabukuro, Jake. "Ukulele Weeps by Jake Shimabukuro." Online video clip. YouTube.  22 Apr. 2006. Web. 9 Sept. 2010.


Good Internet sites for standards


Unit Notebook Requirements:

 1. Table of Contents                                                                                                          

 A. Start with a Title

      B. List Everything in Order (even if you don't have it finished             yet)
 2. Daily Warm-up and Essential Questions
      A. Write Date Daily
      B. Keep in order on the Same Page
      C. Write All Questions and answer OR (when appropriate) Write in  complete sentences answering the question
 3. Vocabulary
      A. Complete definitions
      B. All words together on the same page
4. Include all other listed items in order 

Step of the Scientific Method 

Observation/Question-you usually experience something                                 before you begin to wonder about it

Research- think about it, ask, or look up more so that you                                have knowledge about this interest

Hypothesis- State a measurable fact (if...then...because) to answer your question

Test/Experiment- decide on the variables and control and then carefully perform your experiment

Data analysis- look at the results from your experiment and put them into organized format

Conclusion- write a conclusion about your hypothesis based on what happened

Share results- tell others exactly how you did your experiment and what happened- even wrong hypothesis still give good scientific information!

Engineering Process

  1. Define the problem- what are you trying to solve?

  2. Develop and use a model- these may be word webs, drawings, blueprints, 3-D models
  3. Plan and carry out your investigation- decide how you are going to attempt to solve your problem

  4. Analyze and interpret your data- what conditions are going to impact your design?

  5. Use mathematical and computational thinking- every design will need some mathematical computation!

  6. Design a Solution

  7. Engage in Argument based on evidence- constructive conversations to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses of your design

  8. Obtain, Evaluate, and Communicate your Findings


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