Tracking My Progress with “I Can Statements”-based on the NC Essential Standards
STUDY GUIDE: SCIENTIFIC METHOD (Lab Safety, Scientific Method, Data and Characteristics of Life)
Test Question or Concept
I can identify lab equipment and its proper function.
Be able to locate safety equipment on a map of the classroom.
Be able to name lab safety equipment.
Be able to describe the function of the lab safety materials.
I understand and demonstrate lab safety rules.
When given a scenario involving lab safety, be
able to identify dangerous, improper or safe
I can identify and describe the steps of the scientific
What are the general steps in the scientific
What is the general purpose of each step (i.e.
what does the hypothesis do for us within an
How is a hypothesis different from a theory or a law in SCIENCE?
What is a controlled experiment? A control
group? An experimental group?
What is a constant? How is it different from the control?
I can identify independent and dependent variable
in an experiment.
What is a variable?
What are the two kinds? Define each.
I can write a proper hypothesis.
What is a “good” hypothesis?
What is the proper format for a hypothesis?
Could you write a hypothesis if given a question or scenario.
I can apply the steps (hypotheses, materials, procedures, data,
conclusion) of the scientific method to solve scientific
I can analyze and evaluate data (from graphs and
Can you set up a data table? Where does the
independent variable go? The dependent
variable? Trials? Average? etc
What are criteria for making “good” data tables
I can correctly use prefix and suffix to figure out the meaning of an unknown word.
Bio 1.1.2 and Bio 1.2.2
I can describe characteristics shared by all living things.
I can explain how homeostasis is maintained in the cell and within organisms in various environments.
What is a negative feedback system?
Explain how organisms handle changes in pH and temperature.
I can decide whether organisms are living or nonliving.
Be able to choose living from non living organisms using the characteristics of life learned.