Bellwork 1 Find your name on a notecard and take that seat. Write down the following instructions: Go to www.chem1mhs.weebly.com Click on the ACT Prep Tab Click download file under act prep syllabus Click open file and then click enable editing on the document Print the syllabus and staple the two pages together. After printing the syllabus obtain a survey from the teacher and get ready to return to the classroom.
Bellwork 1 • Obtain the syllabus from the front stool. • Obtain the Survey from the front stool. • Find your seat with the notecard. • Be filling out the survey before the bell rings, Please.
Introductions • HI! I am Mr. McCall. • GHS • UTM – Biology, Chemistry, and Education • Passion – Herpetology and Controversial Issues in Science. • Interests - music, car repair, and church
Bellwork 2 • Obtain a copy of your First Practice Test from the stool. • Look at every Passage and evaluate which Passages were the most difficult for you on a piece of paper. • Write a “0” if you found the passage easy. • Write a “1” if you found the passage as neither easy or difficult. • Write a “2” if you found the passage difficult.
The ACT Science Test Ch. 1 Notes • 35 minutes to answer 40 questions. • 7 passages • Earth and space science, physics, chemistry and biology. • Does NOT test your science knowledge!! • Tests your reasoning ability!! • All the info needed is in the passages!!!
What is the ACT? • American College Testing Assessment • How long is the ACT? • 215 multiple choice ?'s • Approximately 3 hrs. and 30 minutes. • English, Math, Reading, and Science • When Do I take the ACT? • Oct Dec Feb April June
Is there a Fee? • $35.00 • Free for MHS students --Mandatory Testing March 19
Three types of passages: • 1. Data Representation. • 2. Research Summaries • 3. Conflicting Viewpoints.
DataRepresentation– • shows sets of data, brief passage with tables, charts, graphs, etc. • You must interpret this data. • 3 passages per test, 5 questions per passage, 38%
Instructions: • Identify which passages on the Practice Test were Data Representation Passages. • Determine if you rated these passages as a 0, 1, or 2.
Things to Identify in a Question? • Where the Question is telling you to look to help find the answer? • What specifically the question is asking you to find? • What information must you find or know to answer the question?
Example Questions On the basis of Figure 1, one can conclude that there is a rise in the antibody level when the: • A. fever vanishes. • B. rash first appears. • C. cold symptoms are most severe. • D. virus is present in the blood.
Examples Questions Based on the information presented in the passage and in Figure 1, would it be possible to determine that a person had immunity against the measles virus 6 months after exposure? • A. Yes; the level of protective antibodies against measles would be elevated 6 months after exposure. • B. Yes; the virus would still be present in the respiratory tract to protect against reinfection. • C. No; the level of protective antibodies against measles would be undetectable 6 months after exposure. • D. No; the virus would no longer be present in the blood to protect against reinfection.
Bellwork 3 • Obtain one of the laminated sheets for each group. • Break down each question into the three parts like yesterday. • Where to look • What is it asking • What you need to know • Write your responses on the boards.
Data: factual information - used to analyze problems • Scientists get data from scientific experiments and use it to draw conclusions about scientific questions.
Tables • Most common type of data presentation on the ACT Science Reasoning Test • Qualitative data table: orderly list of non-numerical items • Quantitative data table: orderly listing of numerical items
Bellwork 4 • Obtain your answer sheet from the front stool. • Get out a piece of paper to take notes. • Turn in Syllabus to back tray entitled ACT Prep. • Obtain the Data Analysis passage from the other front stool • Work on this Passage for first 6 minsof class after the bell rings. • We will use the dry erase boards.
Bellwork 3 • Obtain your answer sheet from the front stool. • Get out a piece of paper to take notes. • Turn in Syllabus to back tray entitled ACT Prep. • Obtain the Data Analysis passage from the other front stool, assemble in groups, and work on this for first 8 mins of class on your own paper.
Bellwork 5 • Obtain the Data Representation passage from the front stool. • Begin working on the passage immediately with your maker board and markers. • After the passage is complete we will break up into groups for 8 minutes and you will discuss the questions within your group. • Turn in Syllabus to back tray.
Bellwork 4 • Obtain the Graphing Worksheet and the Article from the front stools and desk. • Begin reading the article. • Write your answers on the marker boards using the markers. • Turn in Graphing Worksheet Homework.
Bellwork 5 • Obtain the Graphing Worksheet and the Article from the front stools and desk. • Begin reading the article. • Write your answers on the marker boards using the markers. • Turn in Graphing Worksheet Homework.
Right Now Work! # 5 • Obtain the passage and the worksheet from the front stool. • Begin reading the passage and putting your answers on the marker boards. • You have 5 minutes.
Graphs • Visual way to represent data. • 2 types of variables on graphs: • independent variable (manipulated variable)- the thing that you are testing (x axis) • dependent variable (responding variable)-the change in the thing that you are testing(y axis)
3 kinds of graphs: • Bar graph – compares variables • Line graph – shows trends in data • Circle graph – shows the relative parts of a whole
Bellwork 6 • Pick up the new vocab words list from the front stool. • You will have until the bell rings to study for chapter 2 quiz. • After the quiz Mr. McCall will start the documentary and pass out make up quizzes.
Bellwork 7 • Obtain your Research Summary Passage from the front stool and begin working on it with markers and dry erase boards. • Get out a piece of paper to add to your notes.
Research Summaries • 2 or more experiments with results. • You must understand these results • 3 passages, 6 questions per passage, 45% • Test yourknowledge of the process of scientificinquiry
Understanding Procedure: • What the scientist did in the experiment • May give one or more procedures • Test tip : write down the procedure in the margin
Identify the Variables: • Manipulated Variable – factor that is changed in the experiment • Responding Variable – factor that responds to the changed in the manipulated variable • Control Variable - factor that is kept the same during the experiment
Identify the groups in an Experiment: • Experimental Group – group that is manipulated or changed • Control Group – group that is not manipulated or not changed from normal conditions
Bellwork 8 • Pick up the Research Summary Passage. • Determine and write down where to look for the answer and what is being asked specifically for each question. • Write these two things on your boards for each question. • Do not answer the question on the passage
Design Your own Experiment Given: Scientific Question – Does Fertilizer improve the Growth of Rose Bushes? You Produce: • Hypothesis • Experiment and Procedural Steps • Control and Experimental Groups • Independent and Dependent Variables • Expected Results – Graph and Sketch • Expected Conclusion