This lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS):
"STANDARD 1 - Science as Inquiry
The competent science teacher understands scientific inquiry and has the ability to conduct scientific inquiry. 1A.understands assumptions, processes, purposes, requirements, and tools of scientific inquiry. 1E. applies mathematical and statistical methods to collect, analyze, and communicate results of investigations. 1G. uses evidence and logic in developing proposed explanations that address scientific questions and hypotheses."
Student note guide to the PowerPoint lesson IV in the "Science Skills" unit - introduction to physics. This lesson examines how to use tables and graphs; explains the difference between manipulative and responding variables; and identifies the importance of communicating scientific data.
PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and links to short videos to further student understanding.
PowerPoint slides also contain notes for the instructor based on students most "frequently asked questions" or FAQ's to help clarify the subject.
A class activity is included at the end of each lesson.
*All PowerPoint lessons; review programs; student worksheets/activities and assessments for this unit can be found under the "Introductory Physics Complete Unit I Science Skills" folder.
Terms/concepts covered in this lesson include:
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