Scientific Method

Designing Solutions (2014)

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This program ties together the important process of defining problems, asking questions, conducting investigations, and gathering data to develop solutions. Examples of possible solutions to real-life problems help students comprehend this problem-solving process.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:11
Designing Solutions

Describing Problems (2014)

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An important part of science and engineering involves solving problems. In this program, students will learn what problems are and why people want to solve them. Special focus is given to defining problems in the context of science and engineering.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Describing Problems

Pseudoscience (1996)

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It’s the “Pseudoscience” episode, and the Lab’s getting a little spooky.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Pseudoscience

Do-It-Yourself Science (1997)

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Who, what, where, why and how are powerful question words.
Over centuries, humans came up with a way for answering questions and proving answers, called the scientific method. A good question is just the beginning. What’s so great about the scientific method? Once you learn how it works, you can use it to help solve just about any problem.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Do-It-Yourself Science

Zendo

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Zendo is a game of inductive logic in which the Master creates a rule and the Students attempt to discover it by building and studying arrangements of plastic pyramid-shaped pieces (known as “Icehouse pieces”). The first student to state the rule correctly wins.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Science
Play Time: 
20 min.
Zendo

The Suitcase Detectives

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Percy Pilferer is around town. The notorious pickpocket is painting the town red and has not yet been caught in the act. Bingo! He strikes again. What has he stolen this time?

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Content Area: 
Science
Play Time: 
20 min.
The Suitcase Detectives

Scientific Method (2008)

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We are faced with problems and questions every day of our lives. This video introduces students to the scientific method, which scientists use to solve problems and answer questions they have about our world.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Scientific Method