Write a hypothesis paragraph:
- identify the question or problem you are curious about in the first sentence;
- use your existing knowledge to come up with an explanation that could answer the question in the second sentence;
- finally, craft a one-sentence hypothesis statement, carefully worded to say exactly what you mean for your experiment to test. Using an "If . . ., then . . ." pattern of thinking helps you state your hypothesis clearly.
- based on your existing knowledge, make a list of the factors, or variables, that might affect the results of your experiment;
- label the variable you will test (change between one measurement and the next) as the independent variable;
- label the variable you will measure (an unknown amount that may change based on the experiment) as the dependent variable;
- label the variables you will keep exactly the same between tests as the control variables.
- How to Make a Hypothesis, pp. 18-21
- How to Control Variables, pp. 26-31
Choose either of these--
Interpret Political Cartoons on pp. 268-269, answering the 3 questions on p. 269 via e-mail, your blog (but e-mail me the link), or in your best handwriting on paper (placed in the Homeroom Tray).
Investigating and Sharing the Truth on pp. 270-271, answering the questions under "Responsibility in Action" on p. 271 in a well-crafted paragraph via e-mail, your blog (but e-mail me the link), or in your best handwriting on paper (placed in the Homeroom Tray).
Reading: Especially if the weather isn't something you can play in, curl up with a great book of your own choosing to fuel your Reading Counts goals in pursuing--
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