In depth overview of scientific method and experimental design. Begins with key goals, vocabulary and the big picture of the basic process. The program breaks down the scientific process using tulips as examples. Covers the entire process including scientific question and hypothesis formation, control and experimental trials, variables and controlling variables. In addition, discusses types of error, reliability and validity. Shows example conclusion as well as gives examples for Validity and Reliability. Designed for initial teaching by elementary and middle school teachers as well as a self paced review for Grades 6-12 and ELL students.
Version 4.3 includes the companion volume on page 2, the Science and the Scientific Process reference guide (pdf). One must download the presentation to view this detailed document.