• Observation, Inference, and Opinion 
    Check out the resources below to help you review the difference between observations, inferences and opinions. In addition be sure to review your notes and ask Ms.Ritter if you need any help. 
     Quizlet Review: On this website you will be able to go over the vocabulary that we have covered in class. In addition you will also be able to practice identifying examples of observations, inferences and opinions. To access the vocabulary reaview click: Quizlet Review.
     Review Zone Games: On this website you can access a variety of games that review observations and inferences. To access the games click: Games
    Scientific Method & Experimental Design
    A Power Point about the Scientific Method

    There is no text book for this unit.

    Curriculum is hands on and lab based.
    Students will be involved in:

    * Designing Experiments
    * Conducting Experiments
    * Collecting Data
    - (Qualitative and Quantitative Observations)
    * Graphing Data
    * Analzying and Writing Conclusions

    Steps to the Scientific Method:

    1. Purpose (Question)
    2. Preliminary Research
    3. Hypothesis (Make a Prediction)
    4. Experiment (Perform the Experiment)
    5. Collect Data (Record Observations)
    6. Analyze Data and Write a Conclusion

    Possible Labs:

    - Splatter Lab
    - Bubble Lab
    - Paper Towel Lab
    - Student Generated Ideas

    How to Write a Conclusion:

    1. Answer the original question to the experiment.

    2. Make a general statement about what the data showed.

    3. Refer to the data. Give the means of all the trials.

    4. Refer to your hypothesis.
    (What did you predict? Were you correct or incorrect?)

    5. Refer to experimental error.
    (What were the possible problems in this experiment?)

    6. Ideas for the Future.
    (What could we do to make this experiment better (more accurate) in the future?)

Last Modified on September 29, 2015