This lesson guides your students through a sample experiment, requiring them to think through the application of the scientific method.
Experimental results are provided in a data table. Then, students are asked to . . .
o formulate a hypothesis
o list controls
o identify the independent and dependent variables
o list materials
o write a procedure
o think about data and units
o write a conclusion statement
o plan for further testing
o graph data
Please Note: This resource is also available in my discounted Science Skills Bundle
Who’s This Resource For?
Every classroom situation is different, but I designed this resource with a general level Biology class in mind. It could be used for middle school Life Science with some additional guidance from the teacher. And, in most cases, it would serve as a quick refresher or formative assessment for Honors Biology.
This resource includes 5 files:
1. Read First document includes contact information, product overview, image and font credits.
2. Scientific Method Review with data table from an imaginary experiment on the effect of fertilizer on tomato plants. A simple example that’s perfect for back-to-school review.
3. Teacher Answer Key
4. Sample Graph and Scoring Rubric
5. Graph Paper - Ready to print if you need it!
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