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Scientific Research: Investigate Standards

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TN Scientific Research Standards


Investigate


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

Scientific Research: Standard 3 - Investigate
Checks for Understanding
3.1 | 3.2 | 3.3 | 3.4 | 3.5 | 3.6 | 3.7 | 3.8 | 3.9 | 3.10 | 3.11

Science Curriculum Standards
3295 - Scientific Research

Internet Resources
Develop a testable question for a scientific investigation.
3.1
 
Differentiate between variables and controls in an experiment and select appropriate variables for an experiment.
3.2
  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsConducting a Scientific Investigation - a two part lesson plan - Part 2 of the lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsDoing Science: The Process of Scientific Inquiry - a web based lesson plan from the National Institutes of Health A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHow Science works: Types of Variables - Explains the difference between 'categoric', 'ordered', 'discrete' and 'continuous' variables, with examples.
  4. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHow Science works: Variables - Explains the meaning of 'independent', 'dependent' and 'control' variables, with examples from typical practicals.
  5. Identify the Controls and Variables - worksheet to print and use in class [the author of this activity probably violated copyright by using Simpson's characters, but you will not be guilty if you use it in class]
Develop an experimental design with proper application of controls and variables for testing a hypothesis.
3.3
 
Perform an experiment to test a prediction.
3.4
  1. Basic format of any hypothesis test - from Skills4Study
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsConducting a Scientific Investigation - a two part lesson plan - Part 2 of the lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Designing Science Experiments - from Crystal Clear Science Fair Projects
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsDoing Science: The Process of Scientific Inquiry - a web based lesson plan from the National Institutes of Health A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. Experiment - Wikipedia entry
  6. How to Use the Scientific Method to Test a Hypothesis - six steps are listed
  7. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHow Science works: Types of Variables - Explains the difference between 'categoric', 'ordered', 'discrete' and 'continuous' variables, with examples.
  8. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHow Science works: Variables - Explains the meaning of 'independent', 'dependent' and 'control' variables, with examples from typical practicals
  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. Identify the Controls and Variables - worksheet to print and use in class [the author of this activity probably violated copyright by using Simpson's characters, but you will not be guilty if you use it in class]
  13. Practicing Scientific Processes - from Glencoe Science
  14. Statistical hypothesis testing - Wikipedia entry
  15. Student Design of Drop Bounce Experiment -
  16. Test Your Hypothesis - from Lane Libraries Science Fair Zone
Design and use appropriate procedures for laboratory and fieldwork.
3.5
 
Apply appropriate safety guidelines.
3.6
 
Make correct use of scientific materials.
3.7
 
Demonstrate appropriate measurement techniques.
3.8
  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
Maintain a well-documented project journal.
3.9
 
Modify or design an alternative experimental procedure to test a hypothesis.
3.10
 
Apply established procedures to novel situations.
3.11
 

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