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Ch 1.2 Using a Scientific Approach

Ch 1.2 Using a Scientific Approach

Author: deirdre carney
  • Describe the steps in a scientific method
  • Compare and contrast facts, scientific theories, and scientific laws
  • Explain the importance of models in science
  • Explain the importance of safety in science

Nevada Science Standards:

N.12.A.2 Students know scientists maintain a permanent record of procedures, data, analyses, decisions, and understandings of scientific investigations. I/S

N.12.A.3 Students know repeated experimentation allows for statistical analysis and unbiased conclusions. E/S

N.12.A.4 Students know how to safely conduct an original investigation using appropriate tools and technology. E/L

N.12.A.5 Students know models and modeling can be used to identify and predict cause-effect relationships. I/S

Next Generation Science Standards:

The discourse practices of science are organized around disciplinary domains that share exemplars for making decisions regarding the values, instruments, methods, models, and evidence to adopt and use.
Scientific investigations use a variety of methods, tools, and techniques to revise and produce new knowledge.

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Video Clip: Times and Troubles of the Scientific Method

Chapter 1.2 Using a Scientific Approach

Read Chapter 1.2 Using a Scientific Approach Pg. 7-11. Outline the reading in your science notebook and include major points and diagrams/tables.
you should focus on the following essential questions:
- What is the goal of a scientific method?
-How does a scientific law differ from a scientific theory?
-Why are scientific models used?


Source: Prentice Hall Physical Science - Concepts in Action

Video Clip: Scientific Method

Watch Video and take notes in your science notebook.

Video Clip: Scientific Method, Theory and Law

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook

Source: Millard Public Schools and

More on the Scientific Method

Read article, watch video linked in article
and answer questions at the end.


Source: ck-12

Video Clip: Lab Safety

Watch video. List and describe violations of lab safety.