About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Investigation and Experimentation chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||The scientific method||Essential science vocabulary, steps in the scientific method, creating a hypothesis, experimental design and assessing the validity of data from an experiment|
|Tuesday||Evaluating data from scientific investigation||Controls and variables in experiments and evaluating data by determining mean, median and mode|
|Wednesday||Scientific graphs and charts||Understanding data in graphs, charts and tables|
|Thursday||Representing data graphically||Developing graphs to display scientific data, using the relationship between variables to create quantitative statements and showing linear and nonlinear relationships through a graph|
|Friday||Scientific equations||Using math to determine an unknown when given the two remaining terms|
1. The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples
The scientific method is more than just hypotheses and experiments. In this lesson, we'll explore the themes and variations that make up the world of science.
2. Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method
What are the requirements of a scientific experiment? How do scientists turn hypotheses into theories and laws? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this lesson on the design of scientific experiments.
3. Evaluating Data from Scientific Investigation
After watching this video, you will be able to explain the meaning of the terms 'accuracy' and 'reproducibility,' or precision, as they relate to science experiments. A short quiz will follow.
4. Variables & Controls in a Science Experiment
After watching this video, you will be able to explain how science experiments are conducted; what variables, controlled variables, and controls are: and why these things are important. A short quiz will follow.
5. Solve for Unknowns in Scientific Equations
Calculating a missing value in an equation is something you may come across in your scientific analyses. As long as you know the relationship between the variables in the equation, as well as the rest of the measured values, this is a relatively straightforward process for you to master.
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