Academic Standard

Practice Ethics
Tennessee State Standards
Science (2009-2018)
Grade range: 
9 to 12
Subject = Scientific Research
Conceptual StrandEthical practices must be adhered to during scientific research.Guiding QuestionWhat are the ethical practices that must be addressed while conducting scientific research?
Elements within this Standard
Course Level Expectation
Critically examine data to determine its significance.
Repeat trials to enhance the reliability of data.
Recognize that in science one solution often leads to new questions.
Employ ethical practices during research and investigations that involve human or animal subjects and hazardous materials.
Follow safety procedures in the classroom, laboratory, and home environments.
Respect and understand copyright and patent laws.
Check For Understanding
Choose appropriate sources of information.
Use printed references and correct citations to credit all sources of information.
Conduct a laboratory experiment to demonstrate knowledge of proper safety procedures.
Describe reasons for honoring copyright laws.
Survey the web for information concerning a scientific problem and differentiate between reliable and unreliable sources.
Compose a review of literature using a proper format (e.g.,APA, MLA).
Complete a research plan that adheres to appropriate regulatory guidelines.
Create entries in a journal showing date, accurate observations, collection of data, and other pertinent information.