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Human Anatomy: Embedded Inquiry

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Human Anatomy and Physiology


Embedded Inquiry


A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

Human Anatomy and Physiology: Embedded Inquiry
Checks for Understanding
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Science Curriculum Standards
3251 - Human Anatomy and Physiology

Internet Resources
Trace the historical development of a scientific principle or theory.
Inq.1
  1. About Darwin - dedicated to the life and times of Charles Darwin
  2. Development of Kepler's Laws - this Wikipedia article traces Kepler's work
  3. Evidence for the Big Bang - extremely long [55 pages if printed] well detailed background
  4. Galileo Project - hypertextual information about Galileo and the science of his time to viewers of all ages and levels of expertise
  5. Gregor Mendel: Planting the Seeds of Genetics - an exhibit from Chicago's Field Museum
  6. Historical Development of Chemistry - three case studies of significant chemical progress
  7. History of Science - Wikipedia article
  8. History of Science and Technology - a Wikipedia article including links
  9. History of Science Sourcebook - a subset of texts derived from three major online sourcebooks
  10. Isaac Newton - Wikipedia article tracing the development of Newton's laws
  11. James Watson & Francis Crick - from the Time 100
  12. Johannes Kepler - His Life, His Laws and Times
  13. Mendel's Experiment - an animation describes Gregor Mendel's experiment as presented in his Experiments in Plant Hybridization
  14. Modeling Mendel's Pea Experiment - lesson plan from Access Excellence A lesson plan can be found at this site
  15. Person of the Century: Albert Einstein - from Times 100
  16. Scientific Method - this Wikipedia article illustrates how scientific principles or theories are developed
  17. Voyage of the Beagle - index of twenty-two chapters detailing the historic voyage of discovery
  18. Watson and Crick describe structure of DNA - from PBS's Science Odyssey
  19. When the Earth Moved - Copernicus and his Heliocentric System of the Universe
Conduct scientific investigations that include testable questions, verifiable hypotheses, and appropriate variables to explore new phenomena or verify the experimental results of others.
Inq.2
  1. Excite Education Curriculum Module - lesson plan about scientific method from CDC A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Experimenting, Testing, & Challenging the Hypothesis - the degree of challenge to your hypothesis will depend on the type of problem and its importance
  3. Falsifiability [Wikipedia article] the logical possibility that an assertion can be shown false by an observation or a physical experiment
  4. General Procedures for All Experiments - general procedures for each experiment are briefly outlined - variations between experiments are noted
  5. How to Formulate a Hypothesis Using the Scientific Method - eight steps are outlined
  6. Introduction to the Scientific Method - An explanation on what the scientific method is and does. From Frank Wolfs, University of Rochester
  7. Reasoning in Science - Learning about the scientific method is almost like saying that you are learning how to learn [from Biology4Kids]
  8. Scientific Method - from Elmer's Soup-to-Nuts science fair site
  9. Scientific Method - includes a test of your powers of observation
  10. Scientific Method Lab - an interactive lab that teaches what the scientific method is, and how scientists and others follow this method
  11. Scientific Method Quiz - [this link opens on a new page]
  12. Solving Problems with the Scientific Method - posted by Study Guides and Strategies
  13. Steps of the Scientific Method - from a science fair project idea site
  14. Studying Cells - how the scientific method is applied in biology
  15. Writing Hypotheses: a student lesson - the purpose of this lesson is to learn when and how to write hypotheses
Select appropriate independent, dependent, or controlled variables for an experiment.
Inq.3
  1. Dependent and Independent Variables - Wikipedia entry
  2. Elementary Concepts in Statistics - use the index to find information on a large number of topics about variables
  3. How to Set-up a Controlled Science Experiment - eight steps from eHow.com
  4. Independent and Dependent Variables - from Cool Science Projects.com
  5. Independent and Dependent Variables - identify the independent variable, dependent variable, experimental and control groups in three studies [not interactive]
  6. Independent and Dependent Variables - short explanation of each type of variable
  7. Variables and a Simple Pendulum Experiment - purpose; to explain the difference between controlled, independent (manipulated), and dependent (responding) variables
  8. Variables and Hypotheses - to print and hand out to students; includes a table of examples and self help evaluation questions An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  9. Variables in a Science Fair Experiment - from Science Buddies
  10. What are Independent and Dependent Variables - from a graphing tutorial found at NCES
Analyze the components of a properly designed scientific investigation.
Inq.4
  1. Elements of a Science Investigation - The elements of a scientific investigation paper.
  2. Parts of a Scientific Investigation - Document explaining in detailing each part of a scientific investigation.
  3. Scientific Investigation - Steps to a scientific investigation. A PowerPoint show related to this standard
  4. Scientific Method - Step-by-step explanations of what encompasses a scientific method. Also includes steps to a Science Fair Project.
  5. Scientific Process - Includes visual examples for each part of the process.
  6. Steps of the Scientific Method - Steps to investigating natural phenomena [scientific method].
  7. The Scientific Method - 6 organized parts to figuring something out.
  8. What is the Scientific Method? - The underlying principles to the rules of science.
Perform an experiment to test a prediction.
Inq.5
  1. Cool Color Experiment - Lesson plan for students to predict how food dyes from four chocolate buttons will mix in water.
  2. Fundamentals of Science - Observe, replicate and predict the result of an experiment.
  3. Logically Solve Problems Using the Scientific Method - Example experiment using the scientific method to disprove spontaneous generation.
  4. Make a Prediction - Lessons on predicting what you will find when you test your hypothesis.
  5. Predictions Worksheets - Printable worksheets for prediction activities.
  6. Science Experiment: Buried! - Can you predict what the buried items will look like in one week? One month?
  7. Science Experiment: Landfill and Recycling - How does trash decompose? Why is it important to recycle, reduce and reuse? This experiment can help you understand.
  8. Science Experiments - Easy to follow experiments covering a wide range of science topics.
  9. Sink or Float - A science experiment to be performed by you to test your predictions of whether the item will sink or float.
  10. Testing an Experiment - A walk through the scientific method with an example included.
Select appropriate tools and technology to collect precise and accurate quantitative and qualitative data.
Inq.6
  1. Conducting Field Research - Qalitative and quantitative approaches to research.
  2. Data Collection Implementation - Describe the process of developing a research proposal including a comparison chart of both qualitative and quantitative methods and instrumentation.
  3. Preparing to Collect Data - Information on the variety of evaluation methods and data collection sources. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  4. Qualitative Data Collection Techniques - Qualitative research and the techniques, methods and data analysis. Includes learning activities and discussion questions.
  5. Steps to Evaluate Research - Takes you step-by-step through the process of evaluating data with step 4 being the methods of collecting data. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  6. British and Metric Conversions - a series of pages relating to converting to or from metric units This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Calculating the Density of a Liquid - tutorial on the math involved plus sample questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Calculating Density of a Solid - tutorial on the math involved plus sample questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius - interactive problem from Annenberg This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Converting Length Measurements - use your knowledge of meters, centimeters and millimeters to answer questions to build a shed This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. Finding the Mass of an Object - tutorial on using a triple-beam balance which includes questions to answer This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Finding the Volume of an Object - tutorial on using a graduated cylinder which includes questions to answer This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Platform Scales Addition - weigh several items and find the sum in hundredths of a gram This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  14. Platform Scales Subtraction - weigh several items and find the difference in hundredths of a gram This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  15. Teaching Measures - links to length, mass, or capacity activities and printables - good for using on an interactive whiteboard for a whole class activity
  16. Transparency Master - use this high quality picture of a block of metal on a triple beam balance as a review for your students An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  17. Using a Graduated Cylinder - [L and mL] a whole class activity for reading a scale, estimating and converting between units This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  18. Using a Platform Scale - practice using scales like the one in a doctor's office, five Gregs will drop on the scale, waiting to be weighed, see how quickly you can weigh them This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  19. Using a Ruler - a whole class activity for reading a ruler, estimating and converting between units This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
Determine if data supports or contradicts a hypothesis or conclusion.
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  1. Breaking the Mold - Lesson for students to develop a hypothesis, research it, test it and form conclusions based on the research and test results. Their investigations will help them better understand the conditions in which molds thrive. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Conclusions - Determining the conclusion, includes example.
  3. How Science Works - Students read about a scientist who discovered bee dances and his hypoethesis. Students also come up with their own hypotheses.A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Observing and Documenting - Lesson for students to research, observe, collect data, analyze data and evaluate their findings.A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. Steps in Hypothesis Testing - The format in which a hypothesis is written and then tested to be proven or disproven for a conclusion.An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  6. The Intelligent Robot - Students watch a video segment that discusses developing intelligent robots, and then write paragraphs that provide detailed hypotheses of results that could come from this endeavor. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  7. The Nature of Science - Follow along to see if the hypotheses are proven or disproven with the information provided.This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. The Occurrence of Water in Living Things - Students come up with a hypothesis and perform the experiment. Data is collected and then analyzed to determine if their hypothesis was proven or disproven.A lesson plan can be found at this site
  9. Basic format of any hypothesis test - from Skills4Study
  10. How to Use the Scientific Method to Test a Hypothesis - six steps are listed
  11. Hypotheses - All you need to know about a hypothesis and when it would be correct or when it would be proven wrong.
  12. Hypothesis Test - from Cool Science Projects.com
  13. Hypothesis test 1: an experiment on telepathy - used as an example of the process
  14. Hypothesis test 2: the shuffle test - using statistical analysis
  15. Statistical hypothesis testing - Wikipedia entry
  16. Test Your Hypothesis - from Lane Libraries Science Fair Zone
Recognize, analyze, and evaluate alternative explanations for the same set of observations.
Inq.8
  1. Acid Rain Destruction - Students use two different ways of exploring the damaging effects of acid rain by forming hypotheses, collecting data, making observations and generating conclusions and alternative explanations. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Investigation: Introducing Inquiry and The Nature of Science - Lesson in understanding the specifics of the scientific method with a focus on explanations, new explanations and old explanations. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Scientific Method Skittles - Using skittles, students will recognize and analyze alternative explanations and predictions. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. The Puzzle of the Ice Age Americans - Print off the lesson and activity sheets. Students should describe alternative explanations for how the first humans came to America and the evidence that support or contradicts these theories. A lesson plan can be found at this site An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. The Science of Fringe - Students test the hypothesis and recognize and analyze alternative explanations. A lesson plan can be found at this site An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
Evaluate the accuracy and precision of data.
Inq.9
  1. Data: Analysis and Interpretation - Explains the data analysis process and the reliability needed for others to reproduce the research of the hypothesis.
  2. GPS Accuracy - Lesson that helps students determine if GPS measurements are accurate and precise. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Hurricane Inquiry - Students will explore historic hurricane data and analyze the data to determine the average number of hurricanes.A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Significant What? - Students apply the concepts of accuracy and precision to a given situation.A lesson plan can be found at this site This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. Basic format of any hypothesis test - from Skills4Study
  6. Designing Science Experiments - from Crystal Clear Science Fair Projects
  7. Experiment - Wikipedia entry
  8. How to Use the Scientific Method to Test a Hypothesis - six steps are listed
  9. Hypothesis Test - from Cool Science Projects.com
  10. Hypothesis test 1: an experiment on telepathy - used as an example of the process
  11. Hypothesis test 2: the shuffle test - using statistical analysis
  12. Practicing Scientific Processes - from Glencoe Science
  13. Statistical hypothesis testing - Wikipedia entry
  14. Test Your Hypothesis - from Lane Libraries Science Fair Zone
State a conclusion in terms of the relationship between two or more variables.
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  1. What's the Conclusion? - Students are expected to come up with a hypothesis and design their own experiment to test the hypothesis taking into account the controls and variables. A lesson plan can be found at this site
Defend a conclusion based on scientific evidence.
Inq.11
Analyze experimental results and identify possible sources of bias or experimental error.
Inq.12
  1. Bad Science - from Mr. Sunspot's answer book
  2. Biased Sample - also known as: Biased Statistics, Loaded Sample, Prejudiced Statistics, Prejudiced Sample, Loaded Statistics, Biased Induction, Biased Generalization (3 good examples at the bottom of the page)
  3. Blind Experiment - ways top avoid conscious or unconscious bias
  4. Confirmation Bias In Science: How To Avoid It - regarding one of the most common arguments against a scientific finding
  5. Experimenter Bias - includes ways to avoid bias in an experiment [this page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  6. Experimenter's Bias - Wikipedia entry on the subject
  7. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHow Science works: Reliable evidence and Valid evidence - Explains the meaning of 'data' and 'evidence', 'reliability' and 'validity', 'secondary' evidence, with examples for you to discuss.
  8. Common Mistakes in Applying the Scientific Method - discussion regarding experimenter bias
Compare the results of an experiment with what is already known about the topic under investigation.
Inq.13
Suggest alternative explanations for the same set of observations.
Inq.14
Formulate and revise scientific explanations and models using logic and evidence.
Inq.15
Compare conclusions that offer different, but acceptable explanations for the same set of experimental data.
Inq.16

 

 

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