Teaching the Scientific Method Instructional Strategies to Boost Student Understanding

ISBN-10: 0865306354
ISBN-13: 9780865306356
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $10.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Incentive Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550

Brimming with ideas that engage students in active learning, Teaching the Scientific Method is focused on building students' foundation in the principles of scientific inquiry. The lessons in this book will enable students to solve problems using the scientific method, conduct research, use scientific equipment appropriately, construct and explain tables, graphs, and reports, and develop experiments independently. From creative demonstrations to capture students' attention to a sample experiment and science fair project guidelines, this complete and easily adaptable resource will be a valued addition to the classroom. Book jacket.

Introduction
Demonstrations, Directions, and the Steps of the Method
Opening Demonstrations
Can Crush
Balloon in a Jar
Hole in the Water Bottle
Hammer and Ruler
Tissue and Cup
Cup Won't Burn
Directions: Building a Good Foundation
Following Directions
Giving Directions to Others
Blindfold Directions
Writing the Problem
Examples of Testable Problems
Conducting Research
Test, Research, Demonstration, or Model?
Quiz: Test, Research, Demonstration, or Model?
Developing a Hypothesis
Practice Writing a Hypothesis
Prediction Box
Dissolving Peanuts
Writing the Materials List
Writing the Procedure
Making a Peanut Butter Sandwich
Paper Clip Design
Collecting Data: Observation Skills
Change is in the Air
Peanut Identification
Data Measurement and Equipment Use
Measuring Length in Metrics
Metric Conversions (Length)
Measuring the Mass of Objects
Measuring and Converting Mass
Measuring and Converting Volume
Conversion of Volume Units
Density Demonstrations
Regular and Diet Drink
Sinking the Aluminum Foil
Density Stack
Measuring and Calculating Density
Metrics Quiz
Graphing Data
Graphing Examples
Writing the Conclusion
Sample Experiment Write-Up
Scoring Guide for the Experiment Write-Up
Review, Tests, and Projects
Weekly Journal Entries
Notes on the Scientific Method
Scientific Method Vocabulary & Definitions
Scientific Method Study Guide
Scientific Method Test A
Scientific Method Test B
Open-Response Questions & Rubrics
Neutralization
Energy Source for Plants
An Effective Science Fair Project
Appendix
Weekly Lesson Plan Form
Differentiation Checklist
Sample First Week Lesson Plan
Science Fair Judges' Rubric
Answer Key

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