After finishing the Iceman video to learn about Otzi's life and possible cause of death, we read an article titled "The Iceman's Last Meal". Ask your student how scientists were able to figure out what Otzi's last meal over 5300 years ago actually was.
Communication plays a huge part in science. This week we reviewed the parts of a strong scientific argument (Claim Evidence and Reasoning. The students used the research from the video and the article to answer the question "How does new evidence and/or interpretations change our understanding of scientific knowledge? in the proper CER format.
Don't forget about the field trip on Tuesday to crystal springs. Please see informational letter that was sent home on Friday.
Welcome back! It was so great to meet all my new scientists. We had a great week getting to know each other and finding out what it takes to make a great science class.
We set up our compositions books and reviewed lab safety. Safety contracts were handed out and are due signed on Tuesday 8/21.
On Friday, we began exploring how new evidence and new interpretations change our understanding of scientific knowledge. We are using the Iceman case study to discover how artifacts can be used to infer how a 5300 year old ice mummy lived, died, and maybe even what his last meal consisted of.
Be sure to return field trip forms and fee of $20 ASAP