Academic Standard

Tennessee State Standards
Science (2009-2018)
Grade range: 
9 to 12
Subject = Scientific Research
Conceptual StrandInvestigative strategies are essential to answer a scientific question or solve a scientific problem.Guiding QuestionWhat strategies should be employed to solve a scientific problem or answer a scientific question?
Elements within this Standard
Course Level Expectation
Formulate a working hypothesis to guide research.
Develop experimental procedures to test a hypothesis.
Practice appropriate safety procedures.
Collect data using a variety of scientific tools and equipment.
Verify data for accuracy.
Check For Understanding
Develop a testable question for a scientific investigation.
Differentiate between variables and controls in an experiment and select appropriate variables for an experiment.
Develop an experimental design with proper application of controls and variables for testing a hypothesis.
Perform an experiment to test a prediction.
Design and use appropriate procedures for laboratory and fieldwork.
Apply appropriate safety guidelines.
Make correct use of scientific materials.
Demonstrate appropriate measurement techniques.
Maintain a well-documented project journal.
Modify or design an alternative experimental procedure to test a hypothesis.
Apply established procedures to novel situations.