Scientific Method & Practices

        Scientific method lesson plans designed for high school, middle school, and elementary school science teachers are downloadable here. How to use the microscope lab teaches students how to use the microscope safely. Another great lab experiment is for students to graph their data table results. A metric system activity teaches students how to convert using SI measurements. Laboratory equipment worksheets and exam / test / quiz questions also provide help with evaluating the student's progress. NGSS Life Science offers many great lessons. Click the titles below to see a list of lessons for each category. Free biological evolution lesson plans include:
  • Scientific Method Lesson Plans

    • Scientific Method - observation, problem statement, hypothesis, materials, procedures, experiment, analysis, conclusion.
    • Variables - control group, independent variable, dependent variable, standardizing variables.
    • Scientific Process - controlled experiments, peer review, scientific journals, scientific theory, scientific law.
  • Laboratory Techniques Lesson Plans

    • Lab Equipment - graduated cylinder, flasks, glassware accessories, pipettes, hot plates.
    • Microscopes - parts, handling, focusing, calculating power, wet mounts, safety and care.
    • Lab Safety - lab procedures, handling of glassware, pipe petting, solutions, handling of chemicals, disposal of waste, sharp objects, heat.
  • Metric System Lesson Plans

    • SI Measurements - scientific notation, length, area, weight, volume, temperature, time, reading a balance, reading a thermometer, reading a graduated cylinder.
    • Metric System - meters, liters, grams, Celsius, Kelvin, seconds.
    • English System Conversion - 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters, 1 foot = 0.3048 meters, 1 mile = 1.6093 kilometers, 1 once = 28.35 grams, 1 pound = .4536 kilograms, 1 gallon = 3.7854 liters.
  • Graphing Lesson Plans

    • Graph Types - line graph, bar graph, scatter graph, pie charts.
    • Graph Formatting - x y axis labels, title, legends, data tables, linking information.
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NGSS Life Science is a curriculum community for middle school and high school science teachers. High school and middle school curriculums include scientific method lab techniques, microscope experiments, science laboratory equipment worksheets, lab safety procedures, scientific method and process lessons, metric system activities, graphing techniques and general science lab exam / test / quiz questions. Some lesson plan topics include graphing, SI units, microscope slides and more.