Scientific Methods are a series of steps that scientists use to solve problems. Here is an Introductory video.
Ask a question/ Problem that you would like to solve
Form a Hypothesis
Results (sometimes graphs)
Textbook explanation can be found here on CK12. We will spend weeks on this unit. We will complete labs that utilize this process all year long.
Learn the parts of the scientific method (listed above)
Learning to Make a hypothesis activity (and quiz at the end)
Learn to identify the Independent variables and dependent variables
A few fun Mythbusters and the Scientific Method
Bottle Flip Lab & write up
Graphing: caffeine craze
Simulation: Abiotic factors
Pop Quiz: Create a hypothesis
Scientific Method Performance task: Prove that you can fill out a lab write up form with the steps to the Scientific Method. Interactive Science Notebooks (ISN) can be used on this quiz. You will be choosing a scenario to test a problem and completing a write up that supports the problem. The write up will be graded (40 points) and a screenshot of the experiment you choose to write up (10 points) will be graded for a total of 50 points. We will review a day before the test. The simulation is online but the test will be on paper.
A lab used for graphing and gathering data will also serve as an introduction to this standard.
MS-LS2-2. Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3 Follow precisely a multi step procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).