Mr. Ghist's Science Page
Platte Canyon High
Students understand the processes of scientific investigation and design, conduct, communicate about, and evaluate such investigations.
do scientists ask questions that help them learn about the world?
do scientists design and conduct investigations that answer their
do scientists evaluate data derived from the investigation?
do scientists communicate their findings to others?
questions and stating hypotheses, using prior scientific knowledge to help
guide their development;
and defending a written plan of action for a scientific investigation;
and using appropriate technologies to gather, process, and analyze data
and to report information related to an investigation;
major sources of error or uncertainty within an investigation (e.g.,
particular measuring devices and experimental procedures);
and revising scientific explanations and models, using evidence, logic,
and experiments that include identifying and controlling variables;
and evaluating scientific thinking that leads to particular conclusions;
and analyzing alternative explanations and models;
the difference between a scientific theory and a scientific hypothesis.