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Chemistry I: Embedded Inquiry Standards

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TN Chemistry I Standards


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

Chemistry I: Embedded Inquiry
Checks for Understanding
Inq.1 | Inq.2 | Inq.3 | Inq.4 | Inq.5 | Inq.6 | Inq.7 | Inq.8 | Inq.9 | Inq.10 | Inq.11 | Inq.12 | Inq.13 | Inq.14 | Inq.15

Science Curriculum Standards
3221 - Chemistry I

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. Cell Theory - includes a timeline of development of the theory
  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. Johannes Kepler - His Life, His Laws and Times
  12. Mendel's Experiment - an animation describes Gregor Mendel's experiment as presented in his Experiments in Plant Hybridization
  13. Modeling Mendel's Pea Experiment - lesson plan from Access Excellence A lesson plan can be found at this site
  14. Person of the Century: Albert Einstein - from Time�s 100
  15. Scientific Method - this Wikipedia article illustrates how scientific principles or theories are developed
  16. Voyage of the Beagle - index of trwenty-two chapters detailing the historic voyage of discovery
  17. Watson and Crick describe structure of DNA - from PBS's Science Odyssey
  18. When the Earth Moved - Copernicus and his Heliocentric System of the Universe
Identify an answerable question and formulate a hypothesis to guide a scientific investigation.
Inq.2
  1. Basic format of any hypothesis test - from Skills4Study
  2. Designing Science Experiments - from Crystal Clear Science Fair Projects
  3. Experiment - Wikipedia entry
  4. How to Use the Scientific Method to Test a Hypothesis - six steps are listed
  5. Hypothesis Test - from Cool Science Projects.com
  6. Hypothesis test 1: an experiment on telepathy - used as an example of the process
  7. Hypothesis test 2: the shuffle test - using statistical analysis
  8. Practicing Scientific Processes - from Glencoe Science
  9. Statistical hypothesis testing - Wikipedia entry
  10. Test Your Hypothesis - from Lane Libraries Science Fair Zone
Design a simple experiment including appropriate controls.
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 mcontrolled, 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
Perform and understand laboratory procedures directed at testing hypothesis.
Inq.4
Select appropriate tools and technology to collect precise and accurate quantitative and qualitative data.
Inq.5
Correctly read a thermometer, balance, metric ruler, graduated cylinder, pipette, and burette.
Inq.6
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Calculating Density of a Solid - tutorial on the math involved plus sample questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius - interactive problem from Annenberg This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Teaching Measures - links to length, mass, or capacity activities and printables - good for using on an interactive whiteboard for a whole class activity
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
Record observations and/or data using correct scientific units and significant figures.
Inq.7
  1. Accuracy and Precision - from Wikipedia
  2. The Difference Between Accuracy and Precision - theoretical examples of accuracy and precition in a meteorological instrument
  3. Math Skills Review: Significant Figures - pointing out the relationship between accuracy of measurement and the number of significant figures to be reported
  4. Precision and Accuracy - good explanation, and diagram, from Math is Fun
  5. Precision and Accuracy - This Jr. High Math site points out the importance of using measurement devices that are as precise as possible.
  6. The Science of Measurement: Accuracy vs. Precision - "The dictionary definitions of these two words do not clearly make the distinction as it is used in the science of measurement."
  7. Significant Figures Calculator - one of many calculators available from Omni Calculator
Export data into the appropriate form of data presentation (e.g., equation, table, graph, or diagram).
Inq.8
  1. Bar Graph - Enter data to create a bar graph, then manipulate the graph's maximum and minimum values
  2. Charts, Tables, and Graphs: Data Interpretation - some things to remember when doing problems based on data interpretation
  3. Circle Graph - Enter data categories and the value of each category to create a circle graph (similar to "Pie Chart" but the user can define the data set)
  4. Collecting and Analyzing Data - multiple-choice quiz [5 questions] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Data Interpretation Games - Numerous activities on using and interpreting data - Activities include bar, pie and line graphs, data collecting and much more
  6. Data Interpretation Practice Test - [25 questions] practice reading tables and a variety of charts; column, pie, and pictogram - answers at the end of the test An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  7. Data Picking - students collect data, enter tally marks or numbers and then select which graph is appropriate This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Fun and Sun Rent-a-Car - students use tables, graphs, linear functions to solve a real-world problem
  9. Graphing Skills - What's the point? find the point on Quadrant I of a coordinate plane This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Heads I Win - predict the likelihood of tossing heads or tails and graphs the results of coin tosses This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. The Hot Tub - This is a fun activity where students tell the story behind a graph and relate slope to rate of change.
  12. Interpreting Circle (Pie) Graphs - students practice by answering eight questions about the graph This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Interpreting Column Graphs - students practice by answering ten questions about the graph This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. Interpreting Data - survey a small group by clicking on each of the children, turn the tally marks into two types of graphs and then go back and take a different survey This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data - Interpreting Data Quiz - after you finish the lesson above, take this quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  15. Interpreting Data - multiple-choice quiz from Gencoe math [5 questions] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  16. Interpreting Line Graphs - explore line graphs. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  17. Magic Bullets: Chemistry vs. Cancer - In this activity students will work with data about cancer deaths. The purpose of the activity is to give students some experience in reading and interpreting graphs. There is a worksheet associated with the data sets A lesson plan can be found at this site [these two expired pages are from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  18. Piece Of Pie - display data using a circle graph This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  19. Push Ups - collect data to put on a line graph This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  20. Spy Guys Interactive - Understanding and Interpreting Graphs - Lesson 10 A video is available through this link
  21. Stem and Leaf Plots
    1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsLesson designed to introduce students to stem-and-leaf plots A lesson plan can be found at this site
    2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsLong Distance Airplanes - a stem-and-leaf plot lesson from Illuminations (rated 3rd-5th grade, but quite useful)
    3. Make a Stem-and-Leaf plot of the data you enter into the text area (ignore the warning about Internet Explorer, it works fine).
    4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsOrganizing Data in a Stem and Leaf Plot - a lesson plan from Annenberg CPB A lesson plan can be found at this site
      1. Making a Stem and Leaf Plot - An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
      2. Ordering a Stem and Leaf Plot - An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
      3. Grouping by Fives - An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
    5. Overview of Mean, Median, and Mode - presented as a discussion between student and mentor
    6. Overview of stem-and-leaf plot - a display that organizes data to show its shape and distribution [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
    7. Stem-and-Leaf Plots - Their Construction and Use - an overview followed by several suggested assignments
    8. Stem and Leaf Plotter - an interactive applet that allow students to input data
    9. Stem-and-Leaf plots - from Purple Math
    10. Worksheet to accompany a "Stem-and-Leaf Plots" Lesson This link includes something for the teacher to print A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  22. Using Graphs to Understand Data - quiz from Glencoe math [5 multiple-choice questions] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  23. What Percentage of your Class is Right or Left Handed? - a data collection and analysis class experiment A lesson plan can be found at this site
Translate data into the correct units and dimension using conversion factors and scientific notation.
Inq.9
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Calculating Density of a Solid - tutorial on the math involved plus sample questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius - interactive problem from Annenberg This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Teaching Measures - links to length, mass, or capacity activities and printables - good for using on an interactive whiteboard for a whole class activity
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
Analyze information in a table, graph or diagram (e.g., compute the mean of a series of values or determine the slope of a line).
Inq.10
If accepted values are known, calculate the percent error for an experiment.
Inq.11
Determine the accuracy and precision of experimental results.
Inq.12
  1. Accuracy and Precision - from Wikipedia
  2. The Difference Between Accuracy and Precision - theoretical examples of accuracy and precition in a meteorological instrument
  3. Math Skills Review: Significant Figures - pointing out the relationship between accuracy of measurement and the number of significant figures to be reported
  4. Precision and Accuracy - good explanation, and diagram, from Math is Fun
  5. Precision and Accuracy - This Jr. High Math site points out the importance of using measurement devices that are as precise as possible.
  6. The Science of Measurement: Accuracy vs. Precision - "The dictionary definitions of these two words do not clearly make the distinction as it is used in the science of measurement."
Analyze experimental results and identify possible sources of bias or experimental error.
Inq.13
Recognize, analyze, and evaluate alternative explanations for the same set of observations.
Inq.14
Design a model based on the correct hypothesis that can be used for further investigation.
Inq.15
State Performance Indicators
SPI Inq.1 | SPI Inq.2 | SPI Inq.3 | SPI Inq.4 | SPI Inq.5 | SPI Inq.6 | SPI Inq.7
Select a description or scenario that reevaluates and/or extends a scientific finding.
SPI Inq.1
Analyze the components of a properly designed scientific investigation.
SPI 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
Determine appropriate tools to gather precise and accurate data.
SPI Inq.3
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Calculating Density of a Solid - tutorial on the math involved plus sample questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius - interactive problem from Annenberg This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Teaching Measures - links to length, mass, or capacity activities and printables - good for using on an interactive whiteboard for a whole class activity
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
Evaluate the accuracy and precision of data.
SPI Inq.4
  1. Accuracy and Precision - from Wikipedia
  2. The Difference Between Accuracy and Precision - theoretical examples of accuracy and precition in a meteorological instrument
  3. Math Skills Review: Significant Figures - pointing out the relationship between accuracy of measurement and the number of significant figures to be reported
  4. Precision and Accuracy - good explanation, and diagram, from Math is Fun
  5. Precision and Accuracy - This Jr. High Math site points out the importance of using measurement devices that are as precise as possible.
  6. The Science of Measurement: Accuracy vs. Precision - "The dictionary definitions of these two words do not clearly make the distinction as it is used in the science of measurement."
Defend a conclusion based on scientific evidence.
SPI Inq.5
Determine why a conclusion is free of bias.
SPI Inq.6
  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 conclusions that offer different, but acceptable explanations for the same set of experimental data.
SPI Inq.7

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