(1) Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student, for at least 40% of instructional time, conducts laboratory and field investigations following safety procedures and environmentally appropriate and ethical practices. The student is expected to:
(A) demonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field investigations as outlined in the Texas Safety Standards; and
(B) practice appropriate use and conservation of resources, including disposal, reuse, or recycling of materials.
(4) Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student knows how to use a variety of tools and safety equipment to conduct science inquiry. The student is expected to:
(A) use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information, including journals/notebooks, beakers, Petri dishes, meter sticks, graduated cylinders, hot plates, test tubes, triple beam balances, microscopes, thermometers, calculators, computers, timing devices, and other equipment as needed to teach the curriculum; and
(B) use preventative safety equipment, including chemical splash goggles, aprons, and gloves, and be prepared to use emergency safety equipment, including an eye/face wash, a fire blanket, and a fire extinguisher.
August 22-29, 2011
Rules and procedures, social contract, preparation and organization of science notebooks. Here is your chance to be creative! Each student will need to have their science notebook (composition book) with them in class each day and also review it each evening.
August 30-September 2, 2011
Discussion of lab safety, tour of science lab, and quiz. Examples of science equipment, what each measures, and activity page.
September 6-7, 2011
Test over lab safety and science equipment. Review lab safety quiz and equipment workshe