Unit 1

Unit Title: Nature of Science
Unit Time Frame: 1-2 Weeks

Unit Overview
Students will learn there are certain procedures
that must be followed for data collection for all
scientific investigations.

Essential Learning
How is scientific data collected and analyzed?

Key Concepts
Analyze components of experimental design
used to produce empirical evidence.

Interpret evidence based on observations.

Explain the role of testability and modification
in the development of a theory.

Compare and contrast hypotheses, laws,
and theories.

Communicate results and conclusions from
scientific inquiry.

Distinguish between questions that can and
cannot be answered by science.

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

Nature of Science