Scientific Practices + Safety

Safety Cartoon


 Methods of Science

Science in America– 5 min. video with Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Reading Guide 1-1

Notes: Scientific Method with Dr. Jenner (Slideshow)

Notes: Scientific Method with Dr. Jenner (fill in sheet)

Skittles Scientific Method Lab (packet)

Scientific Footprints Through Time (class activity fill-in packet- does not include station materials for activity)

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Flinn’s Safety Contract -Read, sign, and return to teacher

Notes: Safety Rules (Slideshow)

Product Descriptor for Illustrated Safety Contract (Mini Poster)

Safety Cartoon– How many rules can you find being followed? Broken?

Rainbow Lab




Scientific Practices + Safety (Ch 1)

Success Criteria: Students will understand the nature of scientific investigation, and how the process has been

used to learn about life and the universe throughout history and in the present. Students will

know how to conduct themselves safely in during lab, and will demonstrate safe behavior during

all class activities.

Essential Questions:

What type of questions and hypotheses can be answered by science?

What are some ways science is done?

How do we know if data is accurate?

How do we ensure that scientific investigations are both safe and consistent with scientific practice?

How do we know the conclusions of a scientific investigation are valid?





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