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Biology Scientific Method Quiz

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High School Tests:
This quiz assesses students knowledge of the scientific method, controlled experiments and associated variables, how to analyze data and graphs, forming a conclusion, scientific equipment and procedures, what are models, and to identify and eliminate experimental errors. More...

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High School

Tree Octopus

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High School Activity:
A website that tries to convince people that there are tree octopi. A great website to teach a lesson on how to evaluate what students read, research multiple sources when gathering data, and that when an observation does not agree with an accepted scientific theory, the observation is sometimes fraudulent. Use of the computer lab or classroom computers with Internet access is needed for students to read all about the tree octopus. More...

Published by Wild Haggis Conservation Society
High School

Scientific Method with SpongeBob

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Middle School Worksheet:
Students analyze experiments to determine if they were done correctly and/or if the results are reliable. They are also challenged to write their own experiments using their knowledge of the scientific method. An answer key has been provided. SpongeBob SquarePants and all related characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. More...

Published by Tracy Trimpe
Middle School

Identifying Variables

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High School Worksheet:
Students will be able to determine independent variables, dependent variables and control groups from sample science experiments. More...

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High School

Scientific Method Activity

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High School Activity:
Students learn the scientific method, variables, and graphing by meeting fellow students and playing a game of thumb war. More...

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High School

Characteristics of Life Lab

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High School Experiment:
Students will learn use their observation skills to determine if an object is living, dead, dormant, a product of a living thing, or never alive using the main characteristics of life. More...

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High School

The Great Fossil Find

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High School Activity:
Students are taken on an imaginary fossil hunt. Following a script read by the teacher, students "find" (remove from envelope) paper "fossils" of some unknown creature, only a few at a time. Each time, they attempt to reconstruct the creature, and each time their interpretation tends to change as new pieces are "found". This lesson is great for students to understand that science is tentative and as new evidence is revealed, ideas may change. More...

Published by Steve Randak and Michael Kimmel
High School

Exploring Data Analysis with SpongeBob

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Middle School Worksheet:
This SpongeBob worksheet lets students explore data analysis using the Olympics. SpongeBob SquarePants and all related characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. More...

Published by Faith Cohen
Middle School

Controls and Variables Practice 2

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Middle School Worksheet:
This SpongeBob worksheet cover control groups, independent variables, dependent variables, and data analysis. Answer keys have been provided. SpongeBob SquarePants and all related characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. More...

Published by Tracy Trimpe
Middle School

Controls and Variables Practice 1

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Middle School Worksheet:
This SpongeBob worksheet cover control groups, independent variables, dependent variables, and data analysis. Answer keys have been provided. SpongeBob SquarePants and all related characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. More...

Published by Tracy Trimpe
Middle School

Slime Lab

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Middle School Experiment:
Students will design their own experiment making slime. They are given a certain amount of materials to make the slime but no procedures or concentrations of materials. Topics include scientific method, science discovery, and polymers. More...

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Middle School

Scientific Method - Senses Lab

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High School Experiment:
Students learn the scientific method, variables, and graphing by measuring their reflexes when dropping a ruler. More...

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High School

Biology Prefixes Quiz

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High School Tests:
This quiz assesses students knowledge of common Latin and Greek prefixes used in biology. More...

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High School

Scientific Method Study Guide

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High School Worksheet:
Students will fill out a worksheet with information on what they will be tested on. Hand out this worksheet before introducing the scientific method. Students are to fill in this worksheet while you teach about the scientific method. Students then use this worksheet as a central place to study from to prepare for a test or quiz. More...

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High School

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