The Scientific Method and Experimental Design

The Scientific Method and Experimental Design
The Scientific Method and Experimental Design
The Scientific Method and Experimental Design
The Scientific Method and Experimental Design
The Scientific Method and Experimental Design
The Scientific Method and Experimental Design
The Scientific Method and Experimental Design
The Scientific Method and Experimental Design
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Product Description

A 33-slide PowerPoint that introduces students to the topics of experimental design as well as the parts of an experiment (e.g. problem, hypothesis, variables, etc.). This product can be used as a short introduction to experimental design and also as a guide for students who are learning to write lab reports.


- The scientific method

- Basic steps to the scientific method

- Introduction to experimental design

- Parts of an experiment

- Problem statement

- Hypothesis

- Variables (includes: IV, DV, and constants)

- Experimental Controls

- Materials

- Procedure

- Analysis

- Conclusion

- Evaluation

- Types of errors in experiments (human vs. experimental errors)

- How to reduce errors in experiments

BONUS: Experimental Design Worksheet! (Value: $2.25)

This PPT product also includes a corresponding Experimental Design Worksheet that mirrors what is included in the presentation in a worksheet format, and also provides review questions on the topics. This product is sold separately for $2.25 and is included here for a reduced price. A link to the worksheet is found below:

Worksheet - Experimental Design: Parts of an Experiment

Downloadable in 2 Formats:

- This product comes in 2 formats: a static PDF document and editable Word document.

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Relevant NGSS Science and Engineering Practices Addressed by This Product:

- Conducting Experiments

- Analyzing and Interpreting Data

- Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

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PPT - Scientific Method and Lab Report Writing

PPT - Graphing Skills

PPT - Metric System and Metric Conversions

PPT - Significant Figures or Significant Digits

Unit Overview & Key Words - Scientific Method and Measurement

Study Sheet - Lab Equipment

Study Sheet - Lab Techniques

Study Sheet - The SI System, Unit Conversions, Significant Figures

Lab Safety Rules and Contract

Worksheet - Lab Equipment Scavenger Hunt

Worksheet - The Nature of Science and the Scientific Method

Worksheet - Experimental Design: Parts of an Experiment

Worksheet - Identifying Variables and Constants (3 Worksheet Set)

Worksheet - How to Construct Line, Bar, and Circle Graphs

Worksheet - Creating Graphs (A)

Worksheet - Creating Graphs (B)

Worksheet - Interpreting Graphs (2 Worksheet Set)

Worksheet - What is the Metric or SI System of Measurement?

Worksheet - Metric Conversions (A) Linear Method

Worksheet - Metric Conversions (B) Dimensional Analysis

Worksheet - Metric Conversions (C) Linear + Dimensional Analysis

Worksheet - What are Significant Figures?

Lab - Metric Measurement Stations Activity

Lab - Water on Coins (Teacher & Student-Led Versions)

Lab - Funny Money - A Murphy's Law Lab (Teacher & Student Editions)

Lab - Paper Towel Absorbency (Teacher & Student-Directed Versions)

Template - Lab Report (With Writing Prompts)

Quiz - Lab Equipment Names and Functions

Quiz - Lab Safety and Rules

Quiz - Nature of Science, Scientific Method, Experimental Design (2 Quiz Set)

Quiz - Identifying Variables and Constants (2 Quiz Set)

Quiz - Creating Bar and Line Graphs (2 Quiz Set)

Quiz - The Metric or SI System of Measurement (2 Quiz Set)

Quiz - Metric Conversions (A) Linear Method

Quiz - Metric Conversions (B) Dimensional Analysis

Quiz - Metric Conversions (C) Linear + Dimensional Analysis

Quiz - Significant Figures

Unit Review - Scientific Method & Experimental Design (2 Worksheet Set)

Test - Scientific Method & Experimental Design

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Copyright © Douglas Enns. All rights reserved by author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this document are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.

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