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Scientific Research and Design Syllabus

Course Overview

In this class students use scientific inquiry to design and complete projects and experiments.  Emphasis is placed on data analysis, controlling or manipulating variables, research skills, safety issues and communicating outcomes to an audience.  Learning how to work effectively in a group is critical to the overall safety and success of the class.


Grade Break Down

40% Lab Activities

40% Science Process Activities

20% Individual Final Project


The Science Process Skills that we will be working on all semester include:

  • Observation
  • Inference
  • Measurement
  • Communication
  • Classification
  • Prediction

Science Topics that are integrated into our class include: 

  • Life Science: Photosynthesis and Ecosystems
  • Earth and Space Science: Resources and Climate
  • Physical Science: Energy and Laws of Motion