pendergast Mr. Pendergast
Lasalle Middle School  
 
Welcome to my page! I have developed this site to assist students in keeping track of upcoming assignments, current homework, as well as any notes that are particularly important to your understanding and success in the upcomming weeks.

You will also find some links to other resources, as well as fun activities to practice what you are learning in class.

If there is anything you would like to see on the Lifeline, (other than test answers)please feel free to bring it to my attention. This page is to benefit us all, so speak up!








HOMEWORK

In what ways am I a scientist?
     Write a 1-2 page paper describing how you are similar to a scientist. Take a few minutes to think about it, you will be amazed.  -Due 9/13




CLASS NOTES

10 September 2001

What is Science?
 Collecting facts and using them
 Asking/answering questions
 Making observations
 Formulating a hypothesis
 Designing experiments
 Gaining new knowledge and insights
 Constantly changing and evolving

Problem Solving- the process used to seek new information.

Use what you know about a problem to predict a solution or outcome and try it.
Prediction- expected outcome
Look for patterns that will help you make predictions.
A…B….C….?    5…..10….?
S….M……T……W…….T…….F……?
J…..F…..M……A……M…….J……J…….A…….S……O…….N…….?
Develop a model- an idea, system or structure that represents what you’re trying to explain.

Observations- making sense of something by seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, or tasting( using your sensory organs)
Examine/study the phyical characteristics
Types of observations
 Quantitative- an observation involving numerical data
 Qualitative- an observation that doesn’t involve numerical data
Properties- physical and chemical characteristics(traits) that distinquish one object from another.

Inference- attempts to make sense of an observation(interpretation)

Useful links
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