Physical Sciences are in full gear

Galileo: The Father of the modern scientific method. Image: Wikimedia Commons.

In 9th grade sciences we are starting the year off with a quick review of the scientific method (which was taught last year to our returning students). We are moving at an accelerated pace since it SHOULD be review for ALL 8th graders, but a refresher is always nice and I like for my new students to be familiar with my language, as well as teaching styles before moving into more difficult content. Today was our first TEST! This is a big deal, because this year I am using Standards Based Grading for all my classes. (A letter regarding the specifics of how SBG works was sent home to parents with the expectation that the attached sheet be signed and returned; ask your student about it if you haven't seen that yet). The test covered variables, observations, inferences, research questions, hypothesis, and tools. Hopefully I'll have it graded by the end of the week and ready to be posted when Infinite Campus goes live. From this point on, 9th grade science should be running in full operational mode. I look forward to the successes we will be accomplishing. As Always, Mr. Warren
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About Frederick Warren

My classroom website is and I encourage you to visit. I teach 9th Grade Physical Systems and Physics. I have been with Grand Center Arts Academy since it's second year. I have previously taught high school physical systems and 8th grade middle school. I am involved in the AIM High St. Louis Summer program at the priory campus. I am an avid outdoorsman and environmental activist. I read so many books in my spare time. mostly sci-fi, mystery thrillers, and young adult novels. I have never been more excited about the school and students that I am working with than I am right now at GCAA. I promise I'm not as boring as the short bio reads - Just ask my students!