To prepare for this Wednesday’s class, please do the following:
- Listen to or read this NPR news story: Sixth-Grader’s Science Project Catches Ecologists’ Attention and answer the following questions for our class discussion:
What’s the hypothesis? Is it falsifiable?
What are or should be the controls?
What are the independent and dependent variables?
- Finish reading or review chapter 1 in Biology (and Life on Earth if you’re using that) for our discussion on properties of life.
Please bear in mind that during class time, we’ll cover as many important topics as we can from the reading, but we won’t cover everything. As mentioned in the syllabus, anything in the reading could show up on an exam or homework assignment, so please ask any questions during class time that will help you get more out of the reading, even if it’s something we don’t cover.