You have this week to work on projects during class time. Ideally, you should be done with your data collection and starting your analysis by Thursday the 14th. Project presentations will start on December 19th, and final written reports will be due on Friday, December 22nd.
All details for your presentation and report can be found in the project Google drive found here. The presentation schedule will not be announced until the first day of presentations, so everybody must be ready to go by then!
If you know you will not be present during a day of presentations, please let me know so that I do not schedule your group to present on that day. I expect all members of the group to be present and participating in their presentation. Furthermore, due to the quantity of presentations that must be delivered in the relatively brief timeframe, I will be timing presentations and will start to give you warnings should yours go longer than 10-11 minutes.
Continue to think about project ideas. You’ll have all day tomorrow to work on the proposal form (found in the Google Drive folder here).
And don’t forget about your test on Friday. The review assignment, due Thursday, is 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 29, 32, 40, 41 from pages 331-336 in the textbook
Update: You will be permitted use of your notes (but only your notes, no textbook) on tomorrow’s investigative task.
Today, we start our Mid Year Group Projects by forming groups of 2-3 and starting to think about ideas. We’ll be spending most of the time before winter break working on this projects, and this project will be a major portion of your second marking period grade. Information about projects, including general information about expectations for the project, a description of expectations for the written report, the project proposal form, and a schedule for December can be found here. Note that the first due date is Thursday, November 30th. For now, keep thinking about project ideas!
Your test will be on Friday, December 1st. We’ll spend most of Thursday reviewing any questions you have from the review: 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 29, 32, 40, 41 from pages 331-336 in the textbook, which you should complete by then.
Finally, remember that tomorrow we will be doing our Chapter 12 Investigative Task in class.
We didn’t quite finish reviewing the Chubby Dogs experiment, so you can find my answers here.
Next week is going to be an important one for us. Here’s what’s in store:
- On Tuesday, we’ll be completing an Investigative Task for Chapter 12. It will be an in-class task, assigned and due within the class period. Please do not be absent on Tuesday.
- On Friday, we’ll be taking out Unit 3 test, so while the review assignment won’t be due until Thursday, you may want to get started on it now: from pages 331-336, 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 29, 32, 40, and 41.
- On Monday, we’ll be starting on our midterm projects. More details about the project will be discussed on Monday, but you should get started thinking about ideas you’d like to investigate. Listen to the Freakonomics or Hidden Brain podcasts for some inspiration, or rewatch some episodes of Mythbusters (or check out the archive here). You will be working in groups of 2-3 for this project, no individual projects allowed without very special permission!