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Using Inspiration to Organize Your Narrative Procedure

Directions:   Your assignment is to create graphic organizer using Inspiration software to describe the narrative procedure you used to determine the density and identity of the unknown metals. Consider that your narrative procedure could be used by a student in next year’s class to conduct the laboratory activity.

Requirements:  Your graphic organizer must include the items listed below:

Hint:  Remember the aspects of a good Inspiration graphic organizer: 

To begin:  Review your notes from yesterday’s lab.  A summary of the lab is below:

Each group of four to five students will take turns using a triple beam balance.  Make sure the balance is zeroed.  Place each unknown sample of metal on the pan.  Move the weights until balanced.  Also measure the volume of each object, with a ruler or graduated cylinder as needed.  Write down each step of the procedure. 

Density= Mass/Volume

Substance                               Density (grams per mL)

Iron, Fe                                  7.80

Aluminum, Al                         2.70

Remember, your job is to write the narrative procedure so that future students could carry out this activity.  The items that should be included in the narrative procedure are below:

*Introductory Paragraph

*List all the needed materials/supplies in a sentence or two.  

*Include some tips or warnings.

*Describe all steps of the procedure.   Someone should be able to repeat exactly what you did when they read this.  Use the words “first,” “second,” and “third.”

*Put in a great/interesting ending. 

*Include diagrams or illustrations as necessary. 

Lab-Find the Density and Identity of the Unknown Metal

Use this chart to organize your ideas before you enter them into the Inspiration software.  Think about what you did with each sample and each piece of equipment at each step in the procedure. 

Steps of Procedure

Unknown Materials

Piece of Equipment

Other Needed Supplies

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth

Sixth

Needed Calculations

How You Identified Your Metals

How You Came to Your Conclusions


Grading:  A copy of the grading rubric is attached.  You will receive a grade from one to four on your assignment and the breakdown is mentioned on the rubric.

Objectives

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Students will use the Inspiration Software to create linked boxes containing text headings.

Students will use the Inspiration Software to create linked boxes containing text headings.  Boxes are not properly linked. 

Students will use the Inspiration Software to create linked boxes containing text headings.  Some boxes are linked.

Students will use the Inspiration Software to create linked boxes containing text headings.  Most boxes are linked.

Students will use the Inspiration Software to create linked boxes containing text headings.

Students will outline their ideas on paper prior to entering them into the software.

Students do not outline their ideas on paper prior to entering them into the software.

Students will list some ideas, but not outline their ideas on paper prior to entering them into the software.

Students will vaguely outline their ideas on paper prior to entering them into the software.

Students will outline their ideas on paper prior to entering them into the software.

Students will be able to relay the steps of their narrative procedure in graphic organizer format using Inspiration.

Students will be able to relay few of the steps of their narrative procedure in graphic organizer format using Inspiration.

Students will be able to relay some of the steps of their narrative procedure in graphic organizer format using Inspiration.

Students will be able to relay most of the steps of their narrative procedure in graphic organizer format using Inspiration.

Students will be able to relay the steps of their narrative procedure in graphic organizer format using Inspiration.

Students will place the title on top of the page and have arrows pointed in the proper direction.  They will add notes to some of the headings. 

Students will have no title and have arrows pointed in the wrong directions.  They did not add notes to any of the headings. 

Students will not place the title on top of the page and have some arrows pointed in the proper direction.  They will add notes to one of the headings. 

Students will place the title somewhere on the page and have most arrows pointed in the proper directions.  They will add notes to some of the headings. 

Students will place the title on top of the page and have arrows pointed in the proper direction.  They will add notes to some of the headings. 

 

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