1.Connect (Hook and Hold) (5 mins)
+ Students are introduced to the teacher and the teacher to the various teams formed for the ISS. Should there be changes, teacher to update in the “Googleform” passed over from IRS.
+ Ask students to create a blog for ISS with the naming format as:
X is your class
-y is your group alphabet assigned
and create tabs with the following headings as shown in the sample posted here:
References 1: How to create a Blog Page
Reference 2: How to create Tabs on a Blog Page
Please note that you should follow step 2 first before step 1.
2.Acquire and Make meaning (Receive Knowledge and skills, and understanding learning outcomes) (40 mins)
+ Get students to respond to the question – what is science and the scientific method?
+ Instead of telling the students, ask them to search the internet and present their cases about what is the scientific method.
+ A good example is this website on the overview of the scientific method: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_scientific_method.shtml#overviewofthescientificmethod
+ Students can post their research in the blog created.
+ Recently, Scientists are modifying the Scientific Method to include 2 new steps. Here is the article:
+ Read through and modify the diagram on Scientific Method.
3.Transfer (Formative checks, reflections, etc.) (5 mins)
+ Remind student to answer the key question – “What is the Scientific Method?” in some words and a diagram and post it on the blog as a first posting.
For lesson 2, you (the students) are expected to come prepared with the following:
* Title (proposed title)
* Type of Science research - Choose one type from SN 1 to 6
* Category/Sub-category - Choose one category from SN 7 to 20
* Risk assessment and management (Can be later)
The following list may be useful for you:
There are 6 types of Science research:
(1) Test a hypothesis: Hypothesis-driven research
(2) Measure a value: Experimental research (I)
(3) Measure a function or relationship: Experimental research (II)
(4) Construct a model: Theoretical sciences and applied mathematics
(5) Observational and exploratory research
(6) Improve a product or process: Industrial and applied research
There are 14 categories/sub-categories to the Science/Engineering research:
7. ANIMAL SCIENCES (AS)
8. BIOCHEMISTRY (BI)
9. CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (CB)
10. CHEMISTRY (CH)
11. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE (EA)
12. ENGINEERING: Electrical and Mechanical (EE)
13. ENGINEERING: Materials and Bioengineering (EN)
14. ENERGY & TRANSPORTATION (ET)
15. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (EM)
16. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (EV)
17. MEDICINE & HEALTH SCIENCES (ME)
18. MICROBIOLOGY (MI)
19. PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY (PH)
20. PLANT SCIENCES (PS)
* please note that Poisons and Vertebrates (including human body parts or fluids) are not permitted as research topics