Developing Scientific Method Scientific Literacy

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					Table of Contents                                                                      Page Number

Introduction                                                                                2

Standards and Tasks Matrix                                                                  2

Task Descriptions                                                                           3

Task Handouts

       1. Read a variety of articles and identify the scientific principles involved        4

       2. Read articles and determine the perspective of the author                         4

       3. Read articles and identify the variables in the research                          4

       4. Read articles and determine the conclusion                                        4

       5. Identify support and evaluate quality of support for conclusion                   4

       6. Write effectively on scientific issues                                            5

       7. Design and perform Falling Pennies Lab                                            5

       8. Design and perform an experiment to compare the foam height of diet

           versus regular pop                                                               5

       9. Design an experiment to get the most efficient Ammonia Factory                    6

       10. Design and perform an experiment to determine the density of the

           plastic used to make a pipette.                                                  7

       11. Use the scientific method to “see the invisible” in the Black Box Activity       7-8

       12. Determine a useful way to organize data in the Periodic Table Activity           9



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