Science Inquiry
and the 
Scientific Method


Scientific Method Worksheet  Video Clips Rubric Sample Experiments

BrainPOP Scientific Problem Solving Animation

BrainPOP Scientific Method Animation

1.What is science inquiry?
*Science Inquiry
*Introduction to Scientific Inquiry

 

2. What is the scientific method?
*Introduction to the Scientific Method
*The Great SM
*Science Buddies:Overview of the Scientific Method
*Glencoe Science Skill Handbook
*
The Steps of the Scientific Method
*Science Fair Central

 

3. What is a hypothesis?
*Science Buddies:Variables and Hypothesis
*Glencoe Science Skill Handbook
*
The Steps of the Scientific Method
*Science Fair Central

 

4. What is an observation?
a. Define qualitative observations
b. Define quantitative observations
c.
Contrast the following terms: observations, inferences, predictions, and explanations
*Hyperstat Online Contents 
*Glencoe Science Skill Handbook
*
The Steps of the Scientific Method
*Common Cents:Quick Observation Activity

 

5. What is a controlled experiment?
a. What is a variable?
b. Define independent (manipulated) variable
c. Define dependent (responding) variable

*Science Buddies:Variables and Hypothesis

*Glencoe Science Skill Handbook
*Doing a Controlled Experiment
*The Steps of the Scientific Method
*Science Fair Central

 

6. What is a conclusion?
*Science
Buddies: Conclusion
Conclusion-Janice VanCleave's Science Fair Handbook
7. Design a controlled experiment. You must include the following: the problem, hypothesis, materials and methods, identify the independent and dependent variables. Your design will be collected and graded by the following rubric.

 

8. Select and perform a controlled experiment. You may use your experiment from question 7 or perform a controlled experiment designed by someone else. Your write up of the experiment must include all of the parts of a lab report. Your lab report will be collected and graded by the following rubric.
 

Sample Experiments (many of these are not examples of controlled experiments)
*Real Time Experiments!:The Amazing Physics of Everyday Objects
*The Process of Scientific Inquiry
*The Twinkie Project
*Photosynthesis: Controlled Experiment
Air Traveler Activities
*DNA Detective and Other Experiments From Glencoe

 

 

Sample Science Project and Research Paper
 

Discovery, Chance, and the Scientific Method

 

Streaming Video Clips

Introduction to Scientific Inquiry
Steps of the Scientific Method
The Question: Starting Point For Scientific Investigation
Purpose and Hypothesis
Experiment
Observations: Summary of Your Senses

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