This is equivalent to the first chapter of a textbook. It covers the basics of the scientific method, as well as the Next Generation Science Standards Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts. The best thing about this chapter, according to my students, is that it is in easy to understand language which makes it easy to read. The best thing about this chapter, according to other teachers, is that it doesn't have all the extra stuff traditional textbooks have.
In the file there are links to two assessments. One is a read along for the notes, with a self assessment at the end for students to state how comfortable they feel with the information. The second link is to a short(5 question) quiz over a scenario requiring scientific thinking. These links are to google forms, and can either be printed for your students, copied to your own google account, or run through my google account. If you choose to run it through my google account you have the option of me sending you the raw results of your students quizzes, or evaluating the quizzes and sending you a graded version of the student's work. The last option would required a separate fee to be applied.