AIM: How do Scientists apply the Scientific Method?
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DO NOW #1: List 5 to 6 Scientific method Steps
DO NOW#2: Which order is the correct order for scientific method steps
Making observations, Identifying the problem, Forming Hypothesis, Testing with Experiment, Analyzing data and drawing conclusion
Forming Hypothesis, Making observations, Identifying the problem, Testing with Experiment, Analyzing data and drawing conclusion
Identifying the problem, Making observations,Forming Hypothesis, Testing with Experiment, Analyzing data and drawing conclusion
Testing with Experiment, Forming Hypothesis, Making observations, Identifying the problem, Analyzing data and drawing conclusion
Theory: an explanation of how things work, can be repeatedly tested within the Scientific method using observation, measurement, and evaluation of results.
Bean sprout: the sprouting seeds of certain beans, used in Asian cooking.
Hypothesis: An Educated guess ( a Cause-Effect statement, written in the format (If ..... then.....)
Drawing a conclusion: Stating the final results and solutions to the investigate problem or question
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Watch the Brainpop video and answer the Quiz questions below
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1. Which independent variable was used by Tim and Moby in their experiment with the fig plant?
a. the amount of Sunlight
b. the type of soil
c. the number of times the plant is watered
d. the amount of heat
2. Which dependent variable did Tim and Moby measured in their experiment with the fig plant?
a. the temperature
b. the color of the plant
c. how much the plant grows
d. none of the answers
3. Which control variables did Tim and Moby KEEP the same during the experiment with the fig plant?
a. same temperature
b. same soil
c. same plant
d. All of them a, b & c
4. What's the difference between a hypothesis and a theory?
a. "Theory" is another word for "fact;" "hypothesis" is another word for "guess."
b. Hypotheses can't be proven; theories can.
c. Theories have been confirmed through tests; hypotheses haven't.
d. Theories contain many hypotheses; a hypothesis only contains one theory.
5. Place the following steps in sequence: A) Recognizing a problem; B) Testing a hypothesis; C) Drawing inferences
a. A, C, B
b. A, B, C
c. B, C, A
d. C, B, A
6. In the phrase, "The scientific method is an analytic process for determining why things happen," what's the best synonym for "analytic?"
7. What must you do before you make a hypothesis?
a. Run an experiment
b. Make observations
c. Form a theory
d. Draw conclusions
8. If you were running an experiment to determine the temperature at which beans sprout the fastest, what would be the variable?
a. The number of beans you plant.
b. The height of the sprouts you grow.
c. The amount of water you give the beans.
d. The temperature at which each bean is kept.
9. You should run an experiment several times to make sure your results are consistent. In the preceding phrase, what does "consistent" mean?
10. What might cause a theory to change over time?
a. New laws passed by the government
b. New but untestable ideas
c. Changes in public opinion
d. The discovery of new evidence
11. Evolution is one example of a theory. From what you know about the scientific method, what can you conclude about this biological theory?
a. It's been tested many times.
b. Scientists don't need to test it anymore.
c. No one is allowed to test whether it's true or not.
d. There is very little evidence to support it.
12. Which of the following is a testable hypothesis?
a. Roses are more beautiful than violets.
b. A plant needs at least five hours of sunlight per day to grow.
c. Ice cream is delicious.
d. Humans will someday land on Mars.
13. What happens if you test a hypothesis multiple times and the data doesn't support your prediction?
a. Change the data to support your prediction
b. Run the experiment again until you get the results you're looking for
c. Conclude that your hypothesis cannot be proven
d. Re-think your hypothesis
Exit Ticket: List 2 things you learned from watching the Brainpop video one question you still have about the “Scientific Method”
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