The Scientific Method

Examples of the scientific method in everyday life include: trial and error problem solving, making a budget, cooking, and designing an advertisement. The video explains the steps of the scientific method and two examples of it in real life. Then, it details the differences in types of experiments and data.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have students write in their science journals the steps of the scientific method and one example of how they have used it in the last week
  • Expand on the differences between qualitative and quantitative data
Classroom Considerations

  • Works best as an introduction to the scientific method and independent versus dependent variables
Pros

  • Short length does not require much class time
  • Works well in both traditional and flipped classes
Cons

  • None