May 11, 2014
by msnathan

Homework Week 1-2, Due Thursday 14th

MBDYOFR EC002This week you get to be scientists yourself!

You can either develop something you’d like to test at home or look online/our blog for ideas of easy experiments to do at home. Once you have chosen what you’ll do, carry out the experiment and write it up using the lab report method we have been learning in class.

Aim: What you are trying to find out.

Hypothesis: What you think will happen.

Equipment: What you used to carry out the experiment.

Procedure: Step by step instructions for what you did. Be specific!

Variables: What are the independent, dependent and control variables?

Results: Notes, a table, a graph or something similar showing what happened.

Conclusion: A statement about what you found out, linking to your hypothesis.

Remember to write your aim and hypothesis before your start your experiment. You can include photos, drawings and diagrams and you may do this either in your book or on your blog.

Stuck for ideas? Here are a few links to easy experiments you can do at home. Remember, in order to make it a test you will need to change one thing (independent variable) to see if that changes to outcome (dependent variable).

Science Experiments For Kids

Science is Fun

– There are also a ton of experiments on YouTube if you search for safe experiments at home.

Remember, you must ask for permission first to use things found at home. Also, you must ask your parents for help if you are going to use matches or anything flammable. 

Have fun!

May 6, 2014
by msnathan

Homework Week One: Due Thursday, 8th May.


Jane Goodall, primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace

For your homework this week you are going to look at a famous scientist or a famous/significant scientific event or discovery.

You may do this in your books or as a blog post. If it is a blog post I expect the same level of writing & detail as I would in your books. You can be creative in how you present it, include photos, videos and quotes where appropriate.

Include the following:

–       A brief bio of your scientist or description of the event/discovery.

–       A PMI (Positive, Minus, Interesting) chart.

–       In your opinion, why do you think this person or event/discovery is important?

–       3 questions you would like to ask this person or that you have about what you lave learnt.

Here are some scientists and links to check out for inspiration!

einstien mayimAlbert Einstein,  theoretical physicist & Mayim Bialik, neuroscientist.

hawkins franklinRosalind Franklin, biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer & Stephen Hawking,  theoretical physicist & cosmologist.

suzuki jamesonMae Jemison, physician and NASA astronaut & David Suzuki, zoologist and environmental activist.

Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs We Literally Couldn’t Live Without.

Life-Changing Scientific Discoveries

10 Most Influential Scientists of the 20th Century

10 Unknown Scientists Who Changed The World

Science Daily

Live Science

Biggest Scientific Discoveries of 2013

Famous Female Scientists

I’ll leave you with the always amazing, Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Have fun!


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