Know the elements of scientific methodology (identification of a problem, hypothesis formulation and prediction, performance of experimental tests, analysis of data, falsification, developing conclusions, reporting results) and be able to use a sequence of those elements to solve a problem or test a hypothesis. Also, understand the limitations of any single scientific method (sequence of elements) in solving problems.
- Scientific Investigation and Inquiry
Scientific progress is made by asking relevant questions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis for understanding this concept, and to address the content in this grade, students should develop their own questions and perform investigations. Students: