Unit 1

Unit Title: Nature Of Science
Unit Time Frame: 3-4 weeks

Unit Overview
This unit focuses on the way scientists discover
the world around them.It uses techniques like
asking questions, hypothesizing, testing, data
collection, and formulating conclusions.

Essential Learning
How is scientific knowledge gained and modified?

What is the relationship between facts, opinions, laws and theories?

What is the purpose of displaying data?

Which measure of central tendency is most appropriate in a given situation?

Key Concepts

Scientific Method

Accurate data collection

Accuracy of observations

Development of theory

Laws and theories

Graphs and tables

Central tendencies

Unit Standards
Teacher Resources
Standards Scoring Matrix
Science/Engineering Practices
Cross-Cutting Concepts

Nature of Science