A. Introduction: The Scientific Method and Homeostasis

This page gives links, notes and assignments for the following section of the course:

A. the Scientific Method and Experimental Design

Review  the notes and assignments given out in class, as well as your notes for the videos "Scientific Inquiry: Steps, Skills and Action" and  "Eyes of Nye: Pseudoscience", as well as the Writing a Hypotheses assignment.

Check your PLOs (study guide handed out in class) to check your knowledge against the quiz/exam criteria. I recommend you use it as a summary checklist and vocabulary-to-know list for each unit.

Scientific Method notes (download pdf below, NOT handed out in class)

  1. Writing a Hypothesis (download pdf below, handed out in class)
  2. Experimental Design - select activity 1.2, do post-quiz, and submit your responses to questions to nmcaleer@sd62.bc.ca
  3. Virtual Lab - Dependent and Independent Variables, submit your responses to questions to nmcaleer@sd62.bc.ca
  4. Homeostasis (download supplementary text below, handed out in class)
    select activity 27.1 Feedback Loops and Homeostasis, do post-quiz, and submit your responses to questions to nmcaleer@sd62.bc.ca
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homeostasis_-_supplementary_text.pdf
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