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Design a simple experimental procedure with an identified control and appropriate variables SPI 0707.Inq.1


Links verified on 6/26/2014


  1. Extract Your Own DNA - This experiment allows you to extract your own DNA in your own home! You will need the help of an adult. - Extract Your Own DNA - pdf document to print with the same instructions as the web site above [These expired links are available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the pages don't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Genetics Puppets - use simple mouse puppets to facilitate an understanding of how genes are transmitted from parent to offspring in a simulated genetics experiment [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] 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
  3. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHow Science works -Variables - Explains the meaning of 'independent', 'dependent' and 'control' variables, with examples from typical practical's.
  4. Managing Open Ended Practical Investigations - teaching ideas from Practical Physics
  5. Meiosis Interactive Lab - four experiments involving meiosis and fruit flies are included in this interactive lab This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Mendel's Experiments - use this interactive lab to try some of Mendel's experiments and see what you can learn about inheritance This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Plant Needs - a lesson plan with an experiment [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Probability and Heredity - You will simulate Mendel's experiments by substituting coins for plant characteristics. You will then compare what you had expected with what actually happened [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] . A lesson plan can be found at this site
  9. Science Fair Resources at Internet4Classsrooms - look for ideas for experiments here
  10. Solar Cooker - harness the sun's energy to make a tasty treat (s'mores) - the experiment procedure includes instructions on how to include a control (also s'mores) - good science and tasty fun Sounds yummy!
  11. Virtual Photosynthesis Experiments - on-line virtual experiments with Dr. Gene Splicer which show some of the ways scientists study photosynthesis This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data

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

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