Foundations Final Review

The Final is nearly ready!  It will be 50+ thought provoking questions on what we’ve covered over the last 5 months! Please Sleep, eat, and be ready to rock this test next week!

Here is our Semester review to guide your studying. You have Soo many resources to jog your memory of what we’ve learned:

  • This blog (click on the Foundations tag to the right)
  • Your unit reviews
  • Your Notes and quizes
  • Your Text packet and its glossary

Here is a quick set of slides covering the basics too:

It has been a pleasure this semester and I’m excited to have you all back for the much more fun and exciting second semester!

Wellness: Mental Health Unit

The last unit we will cover is mental Health.  We covered the Stress notes last class (they’re here is you need them) .

Here are the Notes for 5.3 Mental Disorders.  I’ll try to go over them at the computer lab but they are here for you.

Here are the Grief, Loss and Suicide notes

You should also finish the Mental Illness Search on Pages 13-14 in your packet.

Lastly, here are the notes for Dealing with Loss and Suicide Prevention.

Next class will be a visit from Cahoots,  Then we need to study for Finals!



Graphing Notes and Packet.

One of the most important parts of designing and conducting an experiment is to have an idea of how you will analyze and present your findings before you start.  This way, you know exactly what data you will collect during your experiment.

Here’s a really informational video from Bozeman Science

The most useful graphs for science experiments are the Bar graph and the Line graph.   Bar graphs are for comparing things, Line graphs are for following things that change.  The following presentation is meant to help us better understand these graphs.  You may do the whole presentation, but the first 30 slides are all that we will cover. Here is the packet we used as practice after the notes. 

New Unit: Experimental Design! — Variables and Controls

To start our new unit we were introduced to the core vocabulary and ideas in experimental design: hypothesis (we knew that one), Variable, Controlled Variable, Independent Variable, Dependent Variable, and the Control and Experimental Groups.  We also practiced identifying these within experiments themselves. All of this was in the guided notes (here) (starting on page 2)  that went along with these slides (starting on slide 16).

To help us better understand how scientists formulate and perform experiments, we’ll watch this video: