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You might not think manure is fodder for practical math applications, but it is! Among other approaches in a diverse resource, your class explores the chemistry of manure via the scientific method (though supporting materials for this part of the lesson are thin). The most thoroughly supported component is completion of a table that compares the typical amount of nitrogen found in the manure of a variety of livestock species, and determining the mean, median, and modes of their data. Answer key for the worksheet is attached. Strong background information, and a complete vocabulary list are included as well.
During the first week of your biology course, you may want to familiarize learners with Greek and Latin root words to strengthen their scientific vocabulary. You can also give them definitions of science and biology. Introduce the five characteristics of living things and a few specialized branches of biology. The majority of the slides in this collection are dedicated to explaining steps of the scientific method in detail.
Middle school scientists bathe in Bikini Bottom with SpongeBob and friends. They define steps in the scientific method. They identify independent variables, dependent variables, and the control for science experiments being carried out by SpongeBob, Mr. Krab, Squidward, and Patrick. This is an enjoyable approach to reinforcing the scientific method for any science curriculum or in preparation for the science fair.
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.
Students use the scientific method explicitly and independently to solve a problem/answer a question. They are able to write complete and comprehensive lab protocol that helps answer a question and use appropriate grammar and writing technique in writing their lab protocol. Students use creativity and originality to answer a question and better examine how to implement the scientific method.