Sunday, September 29, 2013

Review Scientific Variables

KIVA club starts!

Hi All,
We finally started our KIVA club to help provide micro-loans to some deserving people around the world.

You can find out more by following our new blog at

More to come!

Mr. F :-)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Reactions to the clinical trial presentations?

Post your reactions here! Mr. F :-)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Scenes from Ball Toss - part 2! (Original Experiments!)

Ths students came up with some very interesting independent variables to test. they controlled several variables and went for it! They tested the effects of music, balancing an object, standing on one leg, taping their hands and more! Very creative work!!

Here are some images from the class.

I am proud of your work today!

Mr. F :-)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Data Toss! (part 1)

Here we are tossing koosh balls in science class. We controlled a few variables (distance, the ball and type of throw) and collected data on our dependent variable (# of throws caught). Our independent variable was one hand vs. two hand catches!

We moved outside in the afternoon when it warmed up. Beaker monitored the student progress!

Here is a hard-working group of kids!

Scientific Method cartoon!

Click here to learn more about the scientific method! Mr. F :-)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Qualitative and Quantitative

If you were going to buy me a cool Mustang what qualitative and qualitative data would you want about the car before you bought it for me? (which I know you will soon)

Monday, September 16, 2013

The homework questions... :-)

What is Homeostasis?

Click here to see the video! Mr. F :-)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Parts of the brain??

Who can tell me what the different jobs are of these three parts of the brain?

(HINT: use the online textbook for help.)

Mr. F :-)

What are neurons? (video)

Here is a neurons (nerve cells) video that I showed in class for about 5 minutes. Click here for the video!

Here is a diagram of the neurons from our textbook!

Mr. F :-)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Why is a placebo important in a clinical trial?

Tell me why you think a placebo should be used in a clinical trial? Mr. F :-)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

Our Textbook

Here is how you get access to the textbook.

First: Go to this link...

Second: At the top right of the screen you log-in as a STUDENT
Third: NOw enter the student name and password that Mr. Forde provided you with in class.

You should be in!

Fourth: Now select our text book and choose UNIT A for now.

Mr. F :-)

E-mail me if you forgot the passcode at

Click Here to see the Pellagra Story Video we watched together in class. It might help with your homework! Mr. F :-)

More Fred savers! :-)