Science Scope and Sequence, Investigations and Experiments

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


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