Unit 1:  Scientific Thinking in Experimental Settings

Instructional Goals

Experimental Design 
Identify and classify experimental variables as independent, dependent, or controlled. 
Make qualitative predictions about the relationship between variables.
Record the procedure used to gather data from the apparatus.
Construct and label a data table.
Data Collection
Select appropriate measuring devices.
Consider accuracy of measuring device.
Collect data for the widest reasonable range of independent variable values.
Use metirc units (SI), conversions, prefixes.