Explores the self-sustaining cycles which underpin marine and terrestrial environments.
This YouTube video, from Simple Science by Mark Drollinger, shows how controlled experiments are done using an example with plants.
This You Tube video, from SciExperiment Basics, explains how to identify and control variables in a scientific inquiry.
The Milestones in Space Plant Research timeline highlights the efforts of research agencies around the world to investigate the effects of the space environment on plant life. Follow the timeline from 1946 until the present day, where space plant research has evolved the goal of a self-sustaining food production system in space.
This YouTube video, by Region 10 ESC, explains the difference between accuracy and precision..
A What Is The Same? What is Different? learning strategy is used to assist students in developing the skills of observing and comparing/contrasting objects, events or places that they explore through direct observation and/or research.
The skill of working collaboratively requires students to work together with their peers and/or with adults to achieve a common goal or purpose
In order to get the most reliable results in a scientific inquiry, it is important to be both precise and accurate in the collection of data.
Bias and errors can result in inaccurate results from an experimental inquiry.
An experimental inquiry typically has three main types of variables: an independent variable, a dependent variable and controlled variables.
When scientists have questions, they may perform tests or experimental inquiries to try to find the answers.
Even a well-planned experimental inquiry can include variability and errors beyond the experimenter’s control.
Before conducting the inquiry through testing and observation, students need to develop a scientific hypothesis.
Enabling students to design and carry out experimental inquiries is an important aspect of learning about scientific processes.
Earth is the third planet from the Sun, and Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun, is our closest planetary neighbour.