This week iPads were issued. We spent the first several days revisiting the iPad Boot Camps from previous years. We reviewed the do's and dont's, set up folders in the iPad, and discussed new procedures for the first month (iPads stay at school!). We did some more activities getting to know each other and then spent the end of the week looking at the Nature of Science through a "Checks Lab" activity in which we learned about inference and observation. We put together hypotheses about how the series of checks fit together, and discussed the concept of hypothesis vs theory.
Next week we will finish up the Checks lab analysis and then review basic metric units, conversions, and skills.