1. Plants need inputs to grow
2. Growing plants without soil
Week 3 - The environment has an effect on all living things
Week 4 - Chemical and Physical reactions
Week 5 - Introduction to Light
6. Energy
7. Growing Peas
8. Heat and Energy
9. Corn

2.1 Investigation vs. Experiment


This week we are learning about the scientific method and its role in setting up a quality experiment.

Big Idea

The scientific method is what makes good experiments possible.



In your science journal, starting at the back page, record your vocabulary terms for this week in your glossary.

  • Experiment: using the scientific method to collect and analyze data for the purpose of identifying cause and effect relationships and supporting or rejecting a hypothesis.
  • Hypothesis: prediction written with a cause and effect format: If (I do this), then (this) will happen.
  • Investigation: the gathering of information to do an experiment; the collection of data for information that does not require a hypothesis or prediction.
  • pH: potential of hydrogen; a scale of measurement used to describe how acidic or basic a substance is based on the concentration of hydrogen.
  • Question: an ‘ask’ based on observations that you want to answer.
  • Research: collecting of information about a particular subject.