COMPELLING QUESTION: The compelling question for this unit is student generated based on their interests.
Designing an experiment and carrying out the plan are what scientists do. Developing the ability to design an experiment is critical to understanding of the scientific process and in promoting critical thinking skills. This skill can be developed if students are allowed to work like scientists. In order to be successful in designing an experiment, understanding it is necessary. After developing basic understanding of the scientific methods, the next process is designing steps in performing investigation. This project can be done in two weeks at the end of the previous units, it can also be done throughout the semester at teacher discretion.