The student uses scientific methods during laboratory and outdoor investigations.
Students will describe, plan, and implement simple experimental investigations testing one variable.
Students will collect information by detailed observations and accurate measuring;
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Independent Investigation Guidelines
Step 1: Create a Question
What do you want to find out?
Does your question relate to the topic?
Can you develop an experiment to answer your question?
Does your question make sense? Is it confusing?
Step 2: Hypothesis
Step 3: Procedure
What steps will you follow to find an answer?
BE SPECIFIC! Label your steps using 1, 2, 3, etc.
Would someone else be able to follow your directions?
How will you collect your data?
How will you ensure reliable results?
What safety issues need to be addressed?
Step 4: Experiment & Data
Step 5: Analysis/Conclusion
What happened during your experiment?
Did your results support your hypothesis?
Write a summary of what you learned during your experiment and
address your results.
Explain any unexpected results.
Are your results reliable?
Did you use complete sentences?