Thursday, October 16, 2015

LAB: Puzzle Theory

Students will begin working on Lab Rubric- Completing Title, Benchmarks covered and Pre Lab Definitions.

In groups they will work on the Procedures.  We will go through this as a class, and the students will come up with four hypothesis.

Students will draw what they think the Image would look like- Final Hypothesis

Students will Answer 6 questions from the Evaluation Section

Homework:  Complete Final Drawing based on your final hypothesis and choose 6 questions to answer from the Evaluation Section.  The questions are placed below:

EVALUATION:

Questions to answer individually in your journals/ handout/ paper: (Choose 6 of the 15 to answer individually)

  1. Teams should share their hypotheses. Is there a consensus regarding the hypothesis that best fits the evidence?
  2. What evidence was most useful in developing and evaluating your hypotheses?
  3. Was any information misleading and result in the development of a hypothesis that had to be rejected as new evidence was found?
  4. Did any personal biases within your group influence the development and evaluation of one or more of your hypotheses?
  5. How did your final hypothesis compare with your 1sthypothesis?
  6. How did collaboration with other teams affect your final hypothesis?
  7. Did similar evidence used by more than one team result in different hypotheses?
  8. Did different evidence used by more than one team result in identical or very similar hypotheses?
  9. What degree of certainty did you have about your final hypothesis? Why?
  10. Did the absence of the “edges” of the puzzle influence the level of difficulty in developing your hypotheses?
  11. If you only had “edges” to use would you have any advantages or limitations?
  12. Are there edges that limit or “pin in” scientists as they explore and investigate various questions and problems?
  13. How are the “edges” like a theory early in its development?
  14. What scientific or medical advances have occurred during your lifetime through the steady accumulation of evidence?
  15. How did this activity model the process of science used as individuals seek answers to question and problems?
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