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Young scholars discuss steps of the scientific process, as well as, observe a picture of the beach that they will visit. Students create a testable hypothesis about marine debris at the beach. In this science lesson, young scholars create a research question and form a hypothesis based on past data. Students develop ways to show how they will collect their data. Additionally, young scholars discuss their final experimental design. This lesson comes with handouts that address each step of the lesson.
Students identify Neolithic cultures in South East Asia and China, possibly precursors to the ancient civilizations being compared. In this world history lesson plan, students construct a presentation of a group hypothesis based on information learned as to why the Minoans could or could not be the same people group of the Shang Dynasty.
Here is a chance for emerging scientists to practice newly gained skills in scientific inquiry. They carry out the steps of the scientific method to determine what substances a snail is attracted to. Everything that you need for this investigation is included: a prelab review of the scientific method, appendices for background information on snails and the different substances available for testing, and a lab sheet complete with data table. This is especially useful for a biology class studying stimuli and responses or animal behavior.
A fish that lives in the desert? You and your class can meet the desert pupfish as they examine its habitat, the role humans play in diminishing water supplies, and how climate change might impact this fishy friend. There are four short activities included that will engage learners in graphic analysis, graphing, and topographical map use. This all culminates in a student-constructed hypothesis concerning wildlife sustainability.
Environmental science classes read articles about two different scientific studies. One is about the effects of contraceptive chemicals on fertility, and the other is about how a pesticide may be reducing bone density in exposed organisms. On an included handout, individuals analyze and compare the types of research conducted. This resource offers a pertinent critical thinking exercise as well as a way to meet Common Core Standards for scientific literacy.
Students form a hypothesis for a water cycle experiment. In this water cycle lesson, students create their own environment with water and earth to study the water cycle. Students complete a handout to make a hypothesis and prediction of the water cycle in their environment. Students place their environment in a window and observe it for several days.
In this logic activity, 10th graders solve and complete 5 different types of problems. First, they draw an Euler diagram to represent the given information. Then, students write the hypothesis, conclusion and the converse. They also arrange the statements in a logical chain and write the conditional that follows.
Being able to test a hypothesis is a scientific must. AP Biology pupils can see the process of hypothesis testing through evidence for evolution as seen in natural selection. Slides contain solid information and excerpts from academic journals. However, the second-to -ast slide comically shows images of President Bush next to images of chimps making similar facial expressions. Editing the presentation may be required.
Conduct original research with a social survey about television viewing time. Sixth graders take notes about television viewing and then come up with at least three hypotheses to test with their surveys. The plan calls for collaboration between the sixth and eighth graders; however, if this is not possible, the work could be completed by either grade. Informational text, note-taking pages, survey recording sheets, and conclusions record sheets are all included.
Students study a way to quantify the process of photosynthesis during a given time using the Elodea plant. They design a hypothesis that they test in the hands on activity. They compare the amounts of photosynthesis that occur during low and high light levels. They compile the class data and graph the results to determine the measures of central tendency.
Students are given some components of an experiment, where they are able to identify and fill in missing parts, such as hypothesis, conclusion, results, etc. They form a hypothesis given general scientific facts. Students apply the components of the scientific method and a lab report to one of the two labs run in class to prepare a poster as they would for a science fair.
Students are able to name one kind of harmful bacteria and why it hurts us and also name one kind of helpful bacteria and how we use it. They describe the process of growing bacterial cultures in a lab. Students create a reasonable hypothesis, recognize whether the experiment data supports or disproves their hypothesis, and draw conclusions based on their lab findings. They define a control and its contribution to an experiment.
Students compare data from a healty and unhealthy reef ecosystem. In this marine biology instructional activity, students identify which sample is stressed. They formulate a hypothesis on why the reef is stressed and support their hypothesis with proven scientific investigations.