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Famous Examples of the Scientific Method
Student Worksheet

The scientific method is a concept that is taught in every science class. However, students often do not seem to fully grasp its importance as a tool in experimental design. This worksheet shows them three famous experiments, the results of which continue to affect us even today. The experiments include: Beriberi in chickens, the discovery of Penicillin, and the debunking of spontaneous generation. The first two experiments students will analyze and identify the different parts of the scientific method and experimental design. The last experiment students will use as a basis to create their own procedure.

Essential concepts:Scientific method, pseudoscience, hypothesis, theory, observation, experimental group, control group, independent variable, dependent variable, prediction.

Answer Key: Available as part of a environmental science instructor resources subscription.

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