by Fred Goerisch
Las Vegas, Nevada
1.3 TSW list the steps of the scientific method for problem solving
1.4 TSW describe the steps of the scientific method.
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: Complete one "layer" before going on to
another layer. No more than two assignments will be checked of, by your
teacher, on any one day, in any layer. Each assignment has a point
value based on the amount of time and effort necessary to complete that
task. You must earn the required number of points n any one layer
before moving to the next layer.
Use your password and user name to access all reading and web site
assignments. Be prepared to discuss and answer questions about each of
your assignments. Failure to do so will result in no credit for that
assignment. When appropriate, you may work with a partner or partners,
but you must be able to answer the teacher's questions without any
Section 1. Basic understanding. 65 points (C): 55 point çs
necessary to move to Section 2. This
(C) layer must be completed before beginning the (B) layer. Scientific
5pts_____1. Listen to the lecture on the Scientific Method. Take notes
5pts_____2. Make a vocabulary book containing at least 14 terms
about the Scientific Method.
5pts_____3. Read the chapter "Scientific Method," P10-18. Answer the
questions 1-3 P12 & 15, do Self Check & questions 1-3
on P18, "Review"
5pts_____4. Do lab "The Mystery of the Bubbling top"
5pts_____5. Do activity "The Case of the Bulge"
5pts_____6. Do puzzler "The World of Life Science"
5pts_____7. Do worksheet 'the Scientific Method"
5pts_____8. Make a poster of a flow chart showing how the Scientific
Method works. Explain each step. This is an Art project.
5pts_____9. Do "the Great Shoe Lab"
5pts_____10. Do "The Mobius Strip" lab
5pts_____11. Do "the Case of the Sleeping Frog" activity
5pts_____12. Do "Identifying Errors" activity
5pts_____13. Do "Checkup Ã3 & 4, Analyzing & performing an Experiment
THE LAYER (C) IS COMPLETE_________________DATE________
Section 2. Application/Analysis level (B) 30 pts. 20 pts necessary
to move to the (A) level.
10pts_____14. Do Activity "Organizing Data"
10pts_____15. Do Activity "paper Airplane Lab"
10pts_____16. Do "Great Penny Boat Activity"
THE LAYER (B) IS COMPLETE___________________DATE_______
Section 3. Synthesis/Evaluation level (A) 60 points. 40 points are
necessary to complete this
units of study (A)
20pts_____17. Do Lab "Testing a Hypothesis"
20pts_____18. Do Lab "Just a spoonful of Sugar"
20pts_____19. Do Activity "Raft- Sink or float"
THE LAYER (A) IS COMPLETE_________________DATE__________
You must now take your standardized exam. You must plan a 113
Performance Assessment due
in one week. Your Portfolio is due in one week. Each of these
assignments must reflect your
complete understanding of the Scientific Method.