Class Agenda #40- Science Introduction


Timer- “Never Tear Us Apart” INXS (1985, 3:07)    


Analyze the following quote- “Science is magic that works” -Kurt Vonnegut 

  • Interpret the quote into your own words.

  • Do you agree or disagree with this and why?

Share with your partner

  • Partner shares partner


SLT- I can write an objective summary of life in the extreme environments portrayed in “Harrison Bergeron.”

SLT- I can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

SLT- I can identify key elements of a dystopian society and evaluate an author’s purpose for creating one in fiction.

SLT- I can visualize and reread portions of difficult text.

SLT- I can write an effective conclusion paragraph for a science lab.

SLT- I can write an effective introductory paragraph for a science lab.


  • Introductory Paragraph:

    • General statement or hook.

    • Overview of your experiment. 

    • State your paper’s thesis/claim

    • Example-

During field studies this marking period my class traveled to three major parks throughout New York City. We visited Clay Pits Pond in Staten Island, Central Park in Manhattan, and Prospect Park in Brooklyn to do experiments to see which park was the healthiest and most biodiverse. From our findings, Clay Pits Pond was the healthiest park in all of New York City.

Class Work-

  1. Write a introduction paragraph for your essay in your notebook.
  2. Finish Hamburger Paragraphs
  3. Type Essay – Share with Boccheciamp and James Burke

Make sure Mr. B has checked your homework.


  1. HW Reminder– 
  • Homework starts tonight. 30 Minutes of Reading, 2-3 Sentence Reaction/Summary, 1 Page of Independent Writing 

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