Science Standard II, The Science Process
Lesson 211, Investigations and Experiments
Defining experiment, hypothesis, testable prediction, operational definition, dependent variable, and independent variable
Describing controlling for variables in an experiment
Stating guidelines for gathering data in an experiment
Analyzing data in the following ways: use experimental data to validate results, recognize biased data, and explain factors that produce biased data, learn how to defend the need for verifiable data, describe trends revealed by data, and summarize data.
Reinforce with experiments.
Understanding how to critique and dismiss arguments that use faulty data, misleading data, or incomplete use of numbers
Understanding that performance testing is often conducted using small scale models, computer simulations or analogous systems to reduce the chance of system failure