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Principles of Science and Scientific Method
Study Guide

Once the instruction for the unit is completed, students can complete this study guide to aid in their preparation for a written test. The study guide is divided into two sections: vocabulary and short answer questions. The vocabulary is taken directly form the lecture, sequentially. The short answer questions are meant to model the type they may see on the exam.

Essential concepts: Scientific method, pseudoscience, hypothesis, theory, observation, experimental group, control group, independent variable, dependent variable, prediction, natural experiment, modeled experiment, blind experiment, double-blind experiment, probability, sample size, matter, law of conservation of matter, energy, laws of thermodynamics, atomic structure, protons, neutrons, electrons, atom, molecule, compound, pH scale, acids, bases.

Answer Key: Available for purchase at the environmental science instructor resources subscription page.

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