## Introduction to Science

**Housekeeping:**Good morning! I'm Dr. Holt. Welcome to the Mad!Lab!

__Student Missions__**Mission 1: Science SMART!!!**

Mission Objectives: You should be able to...

1. Generate at least five lab safety rules.

2. Develop a reasonable method for doing science.

3. Distinguish between research questions, hypotheses and variables.

4. Differentiate between accuracy and precision.

5. Perform calculations using sig figs and scientific notation.

Laboratory Safety

The Research Process

Accuracy & Precision

Components of a Research Project

Structure of a Lab Report

CoDIE Challenge

Sig Figs & Scientific Notation

Structure of a Lab Report

CoDIE Challenge

Sig Figs & Scientific Notation

**Mission 2: Thinking and Writing**

Mission Objectives. You should be able to...

Mission Objectives. You should be able to...

1. Generate a hypothesis.

2. Identify the variables.

3. Write a research question.

Here is a lovely PowerPoint explaining what a hypothesis IS and what it ISN'T.

Here is another lovely PowerPoint explaining the difference between the independent variable (IV) and the dependent variable (DV).

Write a hypothesis for the following statements. Identify the independent and dependent variables.

a. What effect does studying with music have on test scores?

b. What effect does light have on plant growth?

Write a research question for the following. Identify the independent and dependent variables.

c. If plants are watered, then growth will increase.

d. If chocolate is given to teachers, then the amount of assigned homework will decrease.

Let's practice!!! Scroll to the very bottom of this page.

More practice.