# Collecting & Analyzing Data Unit

FOS-L 2015-6

Collecting & Analyzing Data Unit

Date / During class we will… / Outside of class you should…
8/25 / 1. Unit Overview/Calendar
2. Notes: Measurements & Metrics
3. Metric System Practice worksheet / 1. Metric System Practice worksheet
8/27 / 1. Activity: Using SI Units of Measure
8/31 / 1. Finish Activity: Using SI Units of Measure
2. Metric System Quiz
3. Notes: Graphing Data / 1. Graphing with Excel
9/2 / 1. Graphing Activity
9/4 / 1. Graphing Data Quiz
2. Jelly Bean Inquiry Lab / 1. Put together HW Packet (Metric
System WS and Graphing WS)
9/9 / 1. Jelly Bean Inquiry Lab / 1. Work Jelly Bean Inquiry Lab NB
9/11 / 1. Jelly Bean Inquiry Lab / 1. Work Jelly Bean Inquiry Lab NB
9/16 / 1. Notes: Using Microscopes to Gather Data
2. Activity: How to Sketch a Microscope Slide
Part A / 1. Complete Jelly Bean Inquiry Lab NB
9/18 / 1. Activity: How to Sketch a Microscope Slide
Part B / 1. Study for Unit 2 Assessment
9/22 / 1. Unit 2 Assessment (Group & Individual)

Collecting & Analyzing Data Performance Expectations & Science and Engineering Practices (SEP)

SEP3: Planning and carrying out investigations

·  Plan and conduct an investigation individually and collaboratively to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence, and in the design: decide on types, how much, and accuracy of data needed to produce reliable measurements and consider limitations on the precision of the data, and refine the design accordingly.

·  Select appropriate tools to collect, record, analyze, and evaluate data.

·  Collect data about the performance of a proposed object, tool, process or system under a range of conditions.

SEP4: Analyzing and interpreting data

·  Analyze data using tools, technologies, and/or models (e.g., computational, mathematical) in order to make valid and reliable

1. Describe the International System of Units (SI)?

2. What is the basic SI unit for length? Mass? Volume?

3. List the metric prefixes in order from smallest to largest. Include the numeric value of each prefix.

4. When converting from a smaller to larger unit do you multiply or divide? Does the decimal move left or right?

5. Consistent is another word for ____. Correctness is another word for ____.

6. Make sure you are comfortable converting within the metric prefixes. (ex. kg to g, or mL to dL)

7. Why do scientists use graphs to display their data?

8. When would you use a line graph? Bar/column graph? Circle/pie graph?

9. What is an independent variable? Dependent variable?

10. Which part(s) of a microscope magnify a specimen?

11. Which knob do you turn to bring an object into focus? Sharpen the image?

12. What are some characteristics of a compound light microscope?

13. How do you find the total magnification of a specimen?

14. When looking in a microscope, the image you see is ____.

15. How do you carry a microscope?

16. What are the three objectives on a microscope? Which do you use to locate an image?

17. Successfully create data tables and graphs/charts using Excel/Numbers.

Key Vocabulary

1. meter 5. KHD(U)dCM 9. total magnification

2. liter 6. line graph 10. field of view

3. gram 7. pie graph 11. working distance

4. metric prefixes 8. column/bar graph 12. depth of field

Unit Assessment - 100 points

1. Group (50 points) – Collect, graph, and analyze data during an experiment

2. Individual (50 points; 25 multiple choice) – Metric System, graphing, microscopes

Extension Opportunities for Collecting & Analyzing Data Unit

1. Create a digital documentary (no PowerPoint) of the Jelly Bean Inquiry Lab. Your final product should be no more than 8 slides or 3 minutes in length. You should include all aspects of your lab notebook, but in a way that is interesting to watch not simply a reading of your lab report! You need to include pictures of your group performing the lab and a computer generated graph of your data. Please share your final product with me in Google Drive ().

2. Create a YouTube video explaining the care and use of microscopes in a laboratory setting. Your final product should be no more than 3 minutes in length and cover the parts and functions of a compound light microscope. Your video needs to be scripted, narrated, and edited to the best of your ability. You may work with a partner to complete this extension. Make sure to include a list of sources used.

3. The SI unit for temperature is the Kelvin. Using a form of digital media (no PowerPoint), demonstrate how Kelvin, Celsius, and Fahrenheit are related. Make sure to include significant values (such as melting point and boiling point) from each scale and how to covert from one scale to another. Your final product should be interesting to watch. Make sure to include a list of sources used.

4. Create a YouTube video explaining how to graph using Numbers on the iPad. Your video needs to include how to create a data table, turn the data table into a chart/graph, add axes labels/title/data values, and how to transfer your graph into a Google Doc. Your video should be no more than 3 minutes. It needs to be scripted, narrated, and edited to the best of your ability. You may work with a partner for this extension.