Student activity packet, whole class discussion PowerPoint, and lesson plan with teacher guide. Ideal for individual or small group work. Students self-pace through notes and activities, then check for understanding with conclusion questions. First lesson out of four in the Nature of Science unit.
Covers the basics of scientific inquiry and the nature of science, including observation, inference, perception, and bias. Activity emphasizes practicing collecting quantitative and qualitative data and distinguishing observation from inference.
Lesson begins with whole class discussion with accompanying PowerPoint, then students work independently in small groups or on their own to practice key concepts.
Afterward, check for understanding using the "Conclusion Questions" at the end of the packet.
This activity is ideal for
--independent or small group work
--whole-class learning (on smartboard or overhead)
-- introduction to the nature of science
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