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DV Biology presents: Just Do "Science"
Science project videos (parts 1-7)
Now is your chance to be the scientist and use the scientific method to discover the answer to a biological problem.
Goal of Project: Students will use the scientific method to investigate a biological question of interest.
Timeline: Students will have 15 weeks to carry out their scientific project. Presentation will be done at the start of the 16th week.
Groups: students may choose to work in groups of no more then four students from within the class.
Basic outline of Experimental Science Project
**Important - Read this link for a detailed description of the steps to use in completing your experimental science project. This link has a "topic wizard" that will help your decide on a topic and other useful resources.
Check points: Time frame that certain parts of the experimental science projects should be completed (helps students stay on track).
1st check point: groups will present their topic/question to the instructor within the first 7 days from the beginning of the assignment.
2nd check point: groups will present their topic/question research, hypothesis, prediction and a rough outline/sketch of their experimental design (include control, independent & dependent variables) to the instructor for approval within 14 days of topic/question approval.
3rd check point: finalization of experimental design: Detailed description of experiment (provide a list of all variable in your experiment). One week after check point 2.
4th check point: groups will provide update of experiment (visual, written, etc) within 4 weeks of check point 2 approval.
5th check point: Within 3 weeks of due date for project students will provide summarized results of experiment for review.
Type a detailed report of the project: Include the following in your report
Prepare a presentation: Each group will present their finding to the class.