Branches of Science

Our last set of notes is on the Branches of Science.  That is, the different forms of science that are practiced around many different subjects and questions.  This is by no means and exhaustive list, but is good start at the big branches. Here’s a link to some flash cards so that you can

here’s another with no definitions:

Wellness: communicable disease project

Today we begin our Communicable Disease presentations.

You will have a disease assigned to you in class and I’ll go back over the expectations of these presentations.

UDATE:  The Rubric and Project Description have been updated!  Also Please signup for your presentation order HERE digitally!  Be sure you are signing up for the right class period!  Be sure to submit your finished presentation (and notes) in google classroom or share it with me ( by the END OF Thursday 10/13. 

We will be using Google Classroom to hand these presentations in for final grading. It is important that you know how to log in to your Bethel Google account. 

Once logged into Google Classroom, you can join the right class by entering the correct code. (most of you already have joined)

Wellness 7: s5blg1q

Wellness 8: mx1f9v1

Once there, you should be able to view all of the materials I’ve provided to you.  

I’ve created a basic outline set of slides to guide you through the process, I expect the slides to be low on text, high on visual impact, and provide you with lots to talk about during your presentation.

If you cant get into google classroom, here are our requirement docs:

here are some resources to start you off.

Let’s Get Sick!

The Nature of Science: NoS

For the last section of our introductory unit, we’ll cover the philisophy and place of Science in in our society.  This is often called the Nature of Science.

We started with our long set of notes (great job every body!) discussion what Science is, and what it can and can’t do:

We ended with some quick practice outlining what science can’t do: here

On the next day we talked a bit more about how science depends on evidence and that we must begin with a “falsifiable”  testable idea.  Not like the Dragon in My Garage: 

So there are limits to what science can address but with clear thought and cleverness it allows it to answer amazing questions. Here’s a TED-ed that I think does the job:

To make this work science depends on a process and some rules. we’ll talk about this process in our Scientific Method Notes:

On the third day of our mini-unit we’ll investigate how this works in reality by examining the case of the KT boundry hypothesis.  or listen to the audio.

We’ll get a chance to do it ourselves too: with fossils of Xenosmilius.