Classroom Snapshot : AP Biology
Students in AP Biology started off the year by conducting an experiment to learn about the steps of the scientific method. The students made observations that drivers are often distracted by their phones while driving and made a hypothesis that drivers at stoplights were more likely to be on their phone compared to those not at stoplights. Students then formed groups on specific areas of Hall Street to monitor how many drivers were not on their phone, talking on their phone or looking at their phone over the course of 20 minutes. Students concluded most drivers were not on their phones while driving, but more were on their phones while at a stoplight. This supported their initial hypothesis. Students will share this data with peers in the form of posters around the school. Therefore, students are able to see the complete process of the scientific method.