## TN Chemistry I Standards

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Science Curriculum Standards

3221 - Chemistry IInternet Resources

- About Darwin - dedicated to the life and times of Charles Darwin
- Development of Kepler's Laws - this Wikipedia article traces Kepler's work
- Cell Theory - includes a timeline of development of the theory
- Galileo Project - hypertextual information about Galileo and the science of his time to viewers of all ages and levels of expertise
- Gregor Mendel: Planting the Seeds of Genetics - an exhibit from Chicago's Field Museum
- Historical Development of Chemistry - three case studies of significant chemical progress
- History of Science - Wikipedia article
- History of Science and Technology - a Wikipedia article including links
- History of Science Sourcebook - a subset of texts derived from three major online sourcebooks
- Isaac Newton - Wikipedia article tracing the development of Newton's laws
- Johannes Kepler - His Life, His Laws and Times
- Mendel's Experiment - an animation describes Gregor Mendel's experiment as presented in his Experiments in Plant Hybridization
- Modeling Mendel's Pea Experiment - lesson plan from Access Excellence
- Person of the Century: Albert Einstein - from Time�s 100
- Scientific Method - this Wikipedia article illustrates how scientific principles or theories are developed
- Voyage of the Beagle - index of trwenty-two chapters detailing the historic voyage of discovery
- Watson and Crick describe structure of DNA - from PBS's Science Odyssey
- When the Earth Moved - Copernicus and his Heliocentric System of the Universe

- Basic format of any hypothesis test - from Skills4Study
- Designing Science Experiments - from Crystal Clear Science Fair Projects
- Experiment - Wikipedia entry
- How to Use the Scientific Method to Test a Hypothesis - six steps are listed
- Hypothesis Test - from Cool Science Projects.com
- Hypothesis test 1: an experiment on telepathy - used as an example of the process
- Hypothesis test 2: the shuffle test - using statistical analysis
- Practicing Scientific Processes - from Glencoe Science
- Statistical hypothesis testing - Wikipedia entry
- Test Your Hypothesis - from Lane Libraries Science Fair Zone

- Dependent and Independent Variables - Wikipedia entry
- Elementary Concepts in Statistics - use the index to find information on a large number of topics about variables
- How to Set-up a Controlled Science Experiment - eight steps from eHow.com
- Independent and Dependent Variables - from Cool Science Projects.com
- Independent and Dependent Variables - identify the independent variable, dependent variable, experimental and control groups in three studies [not interactive]
- Independent and Dependent Variables - short explanation of each type of variable
- Variables and a Simple Pendulum Experiment - purpose; to explain the difference between mcontrolled, independent
(manipulated), and dependent(responding)variables- Variables and Hypotheses - to print and hand out to students; includes a table of examples and self help evaluation questions
- Variables in a Science Fair Experiment - from Science Buddies
- What are Independent and Dependent Variables - from a graphing tutorial found at NCES
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- British and Metric Conversions - a series of pages relating to converting to or from metric units
- Calculating the Density of a Liquid - tutorial on the math involved plus sample questions
- Calculating Density of a Solid - tutorial on the math involved plus sample questions
- Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius - interactive problem from Annenberg
- Converting Length Measurements - use your knowledge of meters, centimeters and millimeters to answer questions to build a shed
- Finding the Mass of an Object - tutorial on using a triple-beam balance which includes questions to answer
- Finding the Volume of an Object - tutorial on using a graduated cylinder which includes questions to answer
- Platform Scales Addition - weigh several items and find the sum in hundredths of a gram
or- Platform Scales Subtraction - weigh several items and find the difference in hundredths of a gram
or- Teaching Measures - links to length, mass, or capacity activities and printables - good for using on an interactive whiteboard for a whole class activity
- Transparency Master - use this high quality picture of a block of metal on a triple beam balance as a review for your students
- Using a Graduated Cylinder - [L and mL] a whole class activity for reading a scale, estimating and converting between units
or- 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
or- Using a Ruler - a whole class activity for reading a ruler, estimating and converting between units
or

- Accuracy and Precision - from Wikipedia
- The Difference Between Accuracy and Precision - theoretical examples of accuracy and precition in a meteorological instrument
- Math Skills Review: Significant Figures - pointing out the relationship between accuracy of measurement and the number of significant figures to be reported
- Precision and Accuracy - good explanation, and diagram, from Math is Fun
- Precision and Accuracy - This Jr. High Math site points out the importance of using measurement devices that are as precise as possible.
- 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."
- Significant Figures Calculator - one of many calculators available from Omni Calculator

- Bar Graph - Enter data to create a bar graph, then manipulate the graph's maximum and minimum values
- Charts, Tables, and Graphs: Data Interpretation - some things to remember when doing problems based on data interpretation
- 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)
- Collecting and Analyzing Data - multiple-choice quiz [5 questions]
- Data Interpretation Games - Numerous activities on using and interpreting data - Activities include bar, pie and line graphs, data collecting and much more
- 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
- Data Picking - students collect data, enter tally marks or numbers and then select which graph is appropriate
- Fun and Sun Rent-a-Car - students use tables, graphs, linear functions to solve a real-world problem
- Graphing Skills - What's the point? find the point on Quadrant I of a coordinate plane
- Heads I Win - predict the likelihood of tossing heads or tails and graphs the results of coin tosses
- The Hot Tub - This is a fun activity where students tell the story behind a graph and relate slope to rate of change.
- Interpreting Circle (Pie) Graphs - students practice by answering eight questions about the graph
- Interpreting Column Graphs - students practice by answering ten questions about the graph
- 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
- Interpreting Data Quiz - after you finish the lesson above, take this quiz- Interpreting Data - multiple-choice quiz from Gencoe math [5 questions]
- Interpreting Line Graphs - explore line graphs.
- 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 [these two expired pages are from the Internet Archive known as the
Wayback Machine]- Piece Of Pie - display data using a circle graph
- Push Ups - collect data to put on a line graph
- Spy Guys Interactive - Understanding and Interpreting Graphs -
Lesson 10Stem and Leaf Plots

- Lesson designed to introduce students to stem-and-leaf plots
- Long Distance Airplanes - a stem-and-leaf plot lesson from Illuminations (rated 3rd-5th grade, but quite useful)
- Make a Stem-and-Leaf plot of the data you enter into the text area (ignore the warning about Internet Explorer, it works fine).
- Organizing Data in a Stem and Leaf Plot - a lesson plan from Annenberg CPB

- Making a Stem and Leaf Plot - An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
- Ordering a Stem and Leaf Plot - An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
- Grouping by Fives - An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
- Overview of Mean, Median, and Mode - presented as a discussion between student and mentor
- 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]- Stem-and-Leaf Plots - Their Construction and Use
-an overview followed by several suggested assignments- Stem and Leaf Plotter - an interactive applet that allow students to input data
- Stem-and-Leaf plots - from Purple Math
- Worksheet to accompany a "Stem-and-Leaf Plots" Lesson
- Using Graphs to Understand Data - quiz from Glencoe math [5 multiple-choice questions]
- What Percentage of your Class is Right or Left Handed? - a data collection and analysis class experiment

- British and Metric Conversions - a series of pages relating to converting to or from metric units
- Calculating the Density of a Liquid - tutorial on the math involved plus sample questions
- Calculating Density of a Solid - tutorial on the math involved plus sample questions
- Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius - interactive problem from Annenberg
- Converting Length Measurements - use your knowledge of meters, centimeters and millimeters to answer questions to build a shed
- Finding the Mass of an Object - tutorial on using a triple-beam balance which includes questions to answer
- Finding the Volume of an Object - tutorial on using a graduated cylinder which includes questions to answer
- Platform Scales Addition - weigh several items and find the sum in hundredths of a gram
or- Platform Scales Subtraction - weigh several items and find the difference in hundredths of a gram
or- Teaching Measures - links to length, mass, or capacity activities and printables - good for using on an interactive whiteboard for a whole class activity
- Transparency Master - use this high quality picture of a block of metal on a triple beam balance as a review for your students
- Using a Graduated Cylinder - [L and mL] a whole class activity for reading a scale, estimating and converting between units
or- 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
or- Using a Ruler - a whole class activity for reading a ruler, estimating and converting between units
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- Accuracy and Precision - from Wikipedia
- The Difference Between Accuracy and Precision - theoretical examples of accuracy and precition in a meteorological instrument
- Math Skills Review: Significant Figures - pointing out the relationship between accuracy of measurement and the number of significant figures to be reported
- Precision and Accuracy - good explanation, and diagram, from Math is Fun
- Precision and Accuracy - This Jr. High Math site points out the importance of using measurement devices that are as precise as possible.
- 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."
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- Excite Education Curriculum Module - lesson plan about scientific method from CDC
- Experimenting, Testing, & Challenging the Hypothesis - the degree of challenge to your hypothesis will depend on the type of problem and its importance
- Falsifiability � [Wikipedia article] the logical possibility that an assertion can be shown false by an observation or a physical experiment
- General Procedures for All Experiments - general procedures for each experiment are briefly outlined - variations between experiments are noted
- How to Formulate a Hypothesis Using the Scientific Method - eight steps are outlined
- Introduction to the Scientific Method - An explanation on what the scientific method is and does. From Frank Wolfs, University of Rochester
- Reasoning in Science - Learning about the scientific method is almost like saying that you are learning how to learn [from Biology4Kids]
- Scientific Method - from Elmer's Soup-to-Nuts science fair site
- Scientific Method - includes a test of your powers of observation
- Scientific Method Lab - an interactive lab that teaches what the scientific method is, and how scientists and others follow this method
- Scientific Method Quiz - [this link opens on a new page]
- Solving Problems with the Scientific Method - posted by Study Guides and Strategies
- Steps of the Scientific Method - from a science fair project idea site
- Studying Cells - how the scientific method is applied in biology
- Writing Hypotheses: a student lesson - the purpose of this lesson is to learn when and how to write hypotheses

- British and Metric Conversions - a series of pages relating to converting to or from metric units
- Calculating the Density of a Liquid - tutorial on the math involved plus sample questions
- Calculating Density of a Solid - tutorial on the math involved plus sample questions
- Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius - interactive problem from Annenberg
- Converting Length Measurements - use your knowledge of meters, centimeters and millimeters to answer questions to build a shed
- Finding the Mass of an Object - tutorial on using a triple-beam balance which includes questions to answer
- Finding the Volume of an Object - tutorial on using a graduated cylinder which includes questions to answer
- Platform Scales Addition - weigh several items and find the sum in hundredths of a gram
or- Platform Scales Subtraction - weigh several items and find the difference in hundredths of a gram
or- Teaching Measures - links to length, mass, or capacity activities and printables - good for using on an interactive whiteboard for a whole class activity
- Transparency Master - use this high quality picture of a block of metal on a triple beam balance as a review for your students
- Using a Graduated Cylinder - [L and mL] a whole class activity for reading a scale, estimating and converting between units
or- 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
or- Using a Ruler - a whole class activity for reading a ruler, estimating and converting between units
or

- Accuracy and Precision - from Wikipedia
- The Difference Between Accuracy and Precision - theoretical examples of accuracy and precition in a meteorological instrument
- Math Skills Review: Significant Figures - pointing out the relationship between accuracy of measurement and the number of significant figures to be reported
- Precision and Accuracy - good explanation, and diagram, from Math is Fun
- Precision and Accuracy - This Jr. High Math site points out the importance of using measurement devices that are as precise as possible.
- 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."
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- Bad Science - from Mr. Sunspot's answer book
- 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)
- Blind Experiment - ways top avoid conscious or unconscious bias
- Confirmation Bias In Science: How To Avoid It - regarding one of the most common arguments against a scientific finding
- Experimenter Bias - includes ways to avoid bias in an experiment [this page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
- Experimenter's Bias - Wikipedia entry on the subject
- How 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.
- Common Mistakes in Applying the Scientific Method - discussion regarding experimenter bias
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