Student Roadmap Through an Investigation
Follow the links in the menu on the left or below to work though your investigation. These resources can help you understand not only the scientific process, but also other critical components to conducting scientific studies.
Explore Your Topic
What questions do you have about plants and plant research?
Work with your teachers and mentors to develop your hypothesis.
Planning Your Study
Now that you have a question, you'll need to come up with a plan to help answer that question.
A science lab is a place with its own kind of culture and organization, camaraderie, and dynamic unique flavor.
Analyzing Your Data
Work with your teachers and mentors to decide which are the best ways to record, visualize, analyze, and present data?
Making Sense of Findings
Work with your mentors and teachers to understand what your data mean and how your results address your hypothesis.
Sketching in Science Class
Sometimes only a carefully-made, thorough sketch or drawing will do.
Arguing from Evidence
Be prepared to craft an argument around the data.
Everyone can use tips on how to make solid scientific presentations. Be sure to ask your mentor and teacher for help.