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Environmental Science: Embedded Inquiry Standards

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TN Environmental Science 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 printt

Environmental Science: 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

Science Curriculum Standards
3260 - Environmental Science

Internet Resources
Develop a testable question for a scientific investigation.
Inq.1
  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 - a multimedia instructional design site intended to teach students the scientific method
  11. Scientific Method Lab - an interactive lab that teaches what the scientific method is, and how scientists and others follow this method
  12. Scientific Method Quiz
  13. Solving Problems with the Scientific Method - posted by Study Guides and Strategies
  14. Steps of the Scientific Method - from a science fair project idea site, includes a good concept map
  15. Studying Cells - how the scientific method is applied in biology
  16. Writing Hypotheses: a student lesson - the purpose of this lesson is to learn when and how to write hypotheses
Develop an experimental design for testing a hypothesis.
Inq.2
  1. Basic format of any hypothesis test - from Skills4Study
  2. Dependent and Independent Variables - Wikipedia entry
  3. Designing Science Experiments - from Crystal Clear Science Fair Projects
  4. Elementary Concepts in Statistics - use the index to find information on a large number of topics about variables
  5. Experiment - Wikipedia entry
  6. How to Set-up a Controlled Science Experiment - eight steps from eHow.com
  7. Hypothesis
    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
  8. Independent and Dependent Variables - from Cool Science Projects.com
  9. Independent and Dependent Variables - identify the independent variable, dependent variable, experimental and control groups in three studies [not interactive]
  10. Independent and Dependent Variables - short explanation of each type of variable
  11. Practicing Scientific Processes - from Glencoe Science
  12. Statistical hypothesis testing - Wikipedia entry
  13. Test Your Hypothesis - from Lane Libraries Science Fair Zone
  14. Variables and a Simple Pendulum Experiment - purpose; to explain the difference between mcontrolled, independent (manipulated), and dependent (responding) variables
  15. 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
  16. Variables in a Science Fair Experiment - from Science Buddies
  17. What are Independent and Dependent Variables - from a graphing tutorial found at NCES
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 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 This is an Adobe Acrobat document 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 an experiment to test a prediction.
Inq.4
  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
Gather, organize, and transform data from an experiment.
Inq.5
Analyze and interpret the results of an experiment.
Inq.6
  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 - a multimedia instructional design site intended to teach students the scientific method
  11. Scientific Method Lab - an interactive lab that teaches what the scientific method is, and how scientists and others follow this method
  12. Scientific Method Quiz
  13. Solving Problems with the Scientific Method - posted by Study Guides and Strategies
  14. Steps of the Scientific Method - from a science fair project idea site, includes a good concept map
  15. Studying Cells - how the scientific method is applied in biology
  16. Writing Hypotheses: a student lesson - the purpose of this lesson is to learn when and how to write hypotheses
Use knowledge and data-interpretation skills to support a conclusion.
Inq.7
  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
State a conclusion in terms of the relationship between two or more variables.
Inq.8
Compare the results of an experiment with what is already known about the topic under investigation.
Inq.9
Suggest alternative explanations for the same observations.
Inq.10
Analyze experimental results and identify the nature and sources of experimental error.
Inq.11
  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
Formulate and revise scientific explanations and models using logic and evidence.
Inq.12
Develop a logical argument about cause-and-effect relationships in an experiment.
Inq.13

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