Thinking Like a Scientist

In order to really understand how scientists think, we need to know some of the terms they use:

  • fair test

  • controlled variable(s)

  • independent variable

  • dependent variable

  • hypothesis

Students are working on a couple of worksheets and notes so they have a good reference guide and can show they know what these terms mean, and so that they can answer the following questions:

  • How do we design a “fair test” in science?

  • What are variables?

WORKSHEET NOTES: What are variables?

There are some simple videos that you can use to review if you still don’t understand. In the coming days we will design an experiment to help us understand these concepts.

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