Scientific Method

  • Topic:

    In the Scientific Method Unit, students learn how to design and perform experiments.  Students develop an understanding for why the scientific method is used as they explore the different components of scientific research.  Students gather their own data in scientific investigations and learn how to write lab reports.  Students will be introduced to the scientific method, scientific vocabulary, safety, experiments and lab reports.

    Scientific Method Vocabulary:

    Science:

    law

    research

    scientist

    science

    theory

     

    Scientific Method:

    accuracy

    conclusion

    constant

    controlled set up

    controlled variable

    data

    dependent variable

    direct relationship

    equipment

    experimental set up

    hypothesis

    independent variable

    indirect relationship

    levels

    materials

    observations

    precision

    prediction

    problem

    procedure

    qualitative

    quantitative

    scientific method

    sources of error

    trials

    variables

     

    Lab Safety:

    hazardous

    goggles

     

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