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Name __________________________ Date _________________________ Period ______________

DAYSHEET 3 BIOLOGY I ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS: HOW DO SCIENTISTS STUDY THE NATURAL WORLD?
Bellringer:

Classify each of the following statements as what science is (S) or what science is NOT (NS). _____ Testable _____ Repeatable _____ Measurable _____ Peer-reviewed _____ Certain _____ Absolute _____ Changeable _____ Rigid _____ Observable _____ Modifiable _____ Based on experimentation _____ Can solve all problems _____ Based on faith _____ Limited to the natural world _____ Based on belief

Homework: HW3 is due next class! Activity 1: Quiz TODAY!

Activity 2: Cornell Notes


Biology Objective / Essential Question:

Questions / Main Ideas:

Questions / Main Ideas:

Scientists study the natural world using two things: 1) _____________________________ = information that is collected using the five senses (taste, touch, smell, see, hear) o There are two types of observation: 1) _________________________ observations use ________________ (for example, the tree is 10 feet tall)

2) _________________________ observations describe the _____________________ of something (for example, the tree is green; the bark is rough)

Stop-and-Jot: Identify each of the following observations as quantitative or qualitative: Ms. Cook has big feet ________________________ Ms. Cook has six toes on her left foot _______________________ 2) __________________________ = an educated guess, idea, or prediction based on observations. Inferences cannot be directly observed using the five senses.

Questions / Main Ideas:

Questions / Main Ideas:

Stop & Jot Tracks like these are common in parts of New England and in the southwestern United States. What do you OBSERVE? What can you INFER?

Now what do you think? Infer what happened based on your observations. Stop-and-Jot: Carefully study the picture of the coin on your computer screen. Determine whether the following statements are Observations (O) or Inferences (I). 1. There is a representation of a face on one side of the coin. 2. The Latin word Dei means God. 3. The coin was made by deeply religious people. 4. The date 1722 is printed on one side of the coin. 5. The coin was made in 1722. 6. The face on the coin is a representation of the nations president.

Activity 3: Time to Practice!


Directions: Label each of the following observations as quantitative (QUAN) or qualitative (QUAL) 1. French fries taste good. _______ 2. He ate twenty five french fries today. _______ 3. Ms. Cook weights 350 lbs. _______ 4. Ms. Cook is really strong _______. Directions: Label the following statements as either observations (O) or inferences (I) 1. When I rang the doorbell, no one answered. _______ 2. The hamburger was hot_______ 3. That sounded like a mean dog_______ 4. Trinity must be very popular _______ 5. The beaker contains 250 mL of water_______

Directions: Fill in the blank spaces with observations or inferences Observation 1. The clouds are very dark

Inference

2. The tulips (flowers) are blooming

3.

It must be dismissal time

Activity 4: Reconstructing the Skeleton of Scaphognathus crassirostris


Direction: Carefully cut out the bones of the Scaphognathus crossirostris with your partner(s). Arrange the bones in the way that you believe the dinosaur existed on your table. Analysis Questions: Answer each question using complete sentences. 1. What type of evidence would have helped you put the bones together easier?

2. What observations did you make about the different bones that helped you arrange them?

3. What types of inferences did you make?

4. Do you think archaeologists make similar inferences?

5. How do they support these inferences?

6. Where else do we see inferences in science?

HW3: Observation and Inference Name: ___________________________

Biology I Period: ____________

Directions: Label each of the following observations as quantitative (QUAN) or qualitative (QUAL) 1. The hummingbirds feather is very soft. _______ 2. The hummingbirds feather is 3cm. _______ 3. The cockroach has six legs. _______ 4. The cockroachs antennae are long _______. Directions: Label the following statements as either observations (O) or inferences (I) 1. The swallowtail butterfly laid its eggs on the flower. _______ 2. The swallowtail butterflys favorite flower is a rose_______ 3. The chimpanzee ate three hundred termites_______ 4. The chimpanzee seems sad _______ 5. The pigs favorite activity is to play in the mud_______

Directions: Fill in the blank spaces with observations or inferences Observation 1. Ms. Cook is wearing a red lab coat

Inference

2. Ms. Cooks room smells like fish

3.

The teacher must be happy