9 and 11 August Science 7 DSN and Riding a bike




Part I.

  • Create a new folder in google drive
  • Name it
  • First initial family name DSN7 1718 (rfrazier DSN7 1718)
  • Share with Dr. Frazier (editing)
  • Share with Parents (viewing)
  • Inside DSN7 create a folder
  • Name it
  • First initial family name Motion (rfrazier motion)
  • Inside DSN7 create a folder
  • First initial family name Energy (rfrazier energy)
  • Create a new document in the motion folder
  • Name it
  • First initial family name 8 Aug ridebike (rfrazier 8 Aug ridebike)
  • This is the first entry in your digital science notebook. Follow the guidelines. Create a new entry (doc) for every class. This is standing classwork (and if you do not finish, homework).
  • 3 ways to create entry.
  1. Use an app of your choice and upload entry into your google folder / DSN
  2. Handwrite in your paper notebook. Clearly, neatly, darkly. Take a well-focused, well-oriented, properly exposed pictures with your ipad. And upload (following the naming guidelines for files)
  3. Handwrite in your paper notebook. Review what you have written and create a digital entry using the app of your choice and uploading to your DSN/google folder as described.

Part II.

  1. Return writing on about learning to ride a bicycle to students (collect all at the end of class).
  2. Put students in pairs (try to mix up the groups).
  3. Have students interview each other about what they have written.
  4. Encourage students to ask questions of each other about what they have written.
  5. Have each student then introduce their partner, giving some background information in addition to comments about the experience they remember, their knowledge of motion, how they remember learning, what mode of learning they recommend.
  6. During the introductions, have students begin taking notes in their notebook. Entries should be dated and titled. Today’s title can be, “Beginning our study of motion.”
  7. Notes should include each person’s name in the class and a comment about them with respect to their memories and ideas about learning to ride a bike.
  8. After all the introductions, ask the class to write a response in their notebooks to this question: What do you think about using the example of learning to ride a bike as a way to begin our study of motion?

Part III.

A scientist explores learning to ride a bike:


  • Watch the video all the way through once.
  • Write a summary of what you do understand.
  • Write any questions you have as a result of watching the video.

Then watch again and pause after the scientist/engineer makes various points and introduces interesting vocabulary. Discuss each video segment.

  • What, for example, do you think he means by saying “knowledge is not understanding.”
  • For example, what do you think the he means by “neuroplasticity?”
  • What about “cognitive bias?”
  • What other terms, phrases, and concepts does the scientist/engineer use that seem to be related to motion and to learning? What do you think are the most important points? Why?
  • What is the sequence and structure of the scientist/engineer’s investigation?
  • What experiences from your own life (in or out of school) are you reminded of after watching the video?
  • Do you think there are different kinds of understanding? What for example is the difference between “learning how (to do something)” and “learning that (something is the case)?”

An experiment to introduce motion and energy!!! Everybody helps. Look at the sequence of questions on the cabinets on the south wall.

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