Talks about two instances in which huge realizations are made from simple questions.
Explains how we use the scientific method and goes through the different steps in a simple and easy to understand way.
To activate prior knowledge, make personal connections, reflect on key concepts, encourage critical thinking, and assess student knowledge on the topic prior to reading using a Quickwrite.
To organize information and provide a visual representation and summary that shows a cycle (path) and to facilitate the understanding of the main topic using a Cycle Diagram.
Presents the student with the challenge of designing an experiment to investigate a global phenomenon. Provides information on different and conflicting results from ocean acidification based on organismal response and latitude.
Covers connection between African dust and Amazonian productivity. This looks at connections throughout the globe and traces these connections up through an ecosystem.
Addresses the use of the term “living fossils” pointing out that organisms change genetically if not phenotypically, thus “Living Fossil” is a misnomer. Provides another angle from which to understand natural selection.
This study guide reviews the nature of science and the basics of scientific investigation and experiments. It also compares hypotheses versus theories.
Curious about how real people use the scientific method in real life? At this link, select the "What is the Scientific Method?" lesson to learn how each step of the scientific method is critical to better understanding the world around us. (This activity looks at how solving a crime scene mystery is similar to using the scientific method.)
This matching game quizzes on the scientific method and the individual aspects of it.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Scientific Investigation.