Nature of Science

Essential Questions

  • What have you learned in 6th grade about the Nature of Science?

  • How can we apply Nature of Science terms to Life Science?

You will KNOW that….

The process of science involves the following terms and concepts: Investigative Questions, Observations, Quantitative Observations, Qualitative Observations, Hypothesis, Independent Variable, Manipulated Variable, Dependent Variable, Manipulated Variable, Controlled Variable, Inference, Measurement, Data Table, Graph, Model, Operational Definition

It’s important to UNDERSTAND that…

Scientists utilize the nature of science concepts to help them solve questions about the world around them.

You will be able to….

Demonstrate and apply nature of science knowledge while conducting a life science investigation.


  • Investigative Questions
  • Observations
  • Quantitative Observations
  • Qualitative Observations
  • Hypothesis
  • Independent Variable
  • Manipulated Variable
  • Dependent Variable
  • RESPONDING Variable
  • Controlled Variable
  • Inference
  • Measurement
  • Data Table
  • Graph
  • Model
  • Operational Definition
  • Evidence

Websites & Videos

Drill & Practice

What is a controlled experiment?

How to set up a controlled science experiment.

The Palmyra Environmental Area by the Pool (PEAP)

2016 Grasshopper Field Study

2016 GFS Data

"The Boy Who Hunted Grasshoppers"
Tutorial on Quizlet Quizlet Flashcards & Games for Nature of Science Nature of Science Kahoot #259002 Game PIN 259002

Habitat Loss KahootGame Pin = 95146

Science from A>Z What do you remember from last year?

Helicopter experiment

Nature of Science Terms Student Reference Sheet

Nature of Science Terms for the Grasshopper Field Study

Water Drop Mini Lab

How to construct a graph...

Water Splat Lab Grading Guide

Nature of Science Terms & Water Splats