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

You have done this before!

You have used the scientific method many times without realizing it.

Think about a time when your TV, computer, cellphone, or Xbox wouldn’t work, or turn on. You made observations and then experimented to solve the problem of why it won’t turn on:

  1. You observed that your computer wouldn’t turn on.
  2. You asked yourself: Why isn’t my computer working?
  3. You predicted it might not be plugged in so you checked. It was plugged in. Your prediction was wrong.
  4. You predicted the computer cables were loose. You tightened all of the cables. The computer turned on. Your prediction was correct.

The scientific method is an important process to explore observations, solve problems and answer questions in a systematic and organized way.

As we move through this course we will be conducting many experiments. To do this, you must be confident that you understand the purpose and process of conducting an experiment.