This is a worksheet series that includes 7 worksheets/practical assessments and a laboratory. Students will be reviewing contributions to science, what science is, designing experiments, reviewing the scientific method, and using a compound microscope. Scroll down for additional details about this product and the worksheets included in this bundle.
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Worksheets included in this bundle:
1. Timeline of Major Discoveries
This is an activity where students will be required to create a timeline of major discoveries by William Harvey, Anton van Leeuwenhoek, Charles Darwin, Louis Pasteur, and James Watson and Francis Crick. They will need to include the date, name of the scientist(s), the discovery itself, and any other relevant details. They will have space provided to create this timeline.
2. Scientific Influence of Robert Hooke
Students will review Robert Hooke’s contributions to science and create a concept map. In this concept map students will outline the influence of Robert Hooke’s discoveries starting with Robert Hooke’s major discovery in the middle (discovery of cells) and radiate with ideas that spawned from Hooke’s discovery or were only possible due to Hooke’s discovery.
3. What is Science?
In this worksheet, students will define a series of 8 terms and answer four questions regarding observations and hypothesis.
4. Designing an Experiment
Students will have baby hedgehogs and 4 different types of food that they can be fed. Using that information, students will create a brief experiment to determine which food is better than the others in helping the animals growing faster. They will need to know how to create a hypothesis, identify control variables, identify independent variables, identify dependent variables, and create a procedure.
5. Diphtheria and the Scientific Method
In this worksheet, students are given a description of the disease diphtheria and the development of treatment. Students will need to be able to draw information from this text and identify the problem, hypothesis, if the hypothesis was supported or rejected, and identify medical breakthroughs.
6. Smallpox and the Scientific Method
Similar to the previous worksheet, students are given a description of the disease smallpox and the development of treatment. Students will need to be able to draw information from this text and identify the problem, hypothesis, if the hypothesis was supported or rejected, and identify medical breakthroughs.
7. Compare and Contrast Theory and Hypothesis
This is for students to recognize the similarities and differences between a theory and a hypothesis. Students must be able to use a Venn Diagram and compare and contrast the two.
8. Using a Compound Microscope Laboratory
In this laboratory, students will be using a compound microscope and performing measurements. They will need to have an understanding of the parts of a microscope, how to measure, and multiplication skills. Students will have to complete procedural questions including the field of view measurements from each objective power (that they measure and/or calculate), and make determinations from the objects that they measured.