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HONORS PHYSICAL SCIENCE

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS!!

HOW TO PROPERLY PLUNDER THIS PAGE:

1. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS are the one or two major questions we are seeking to answer in each unit/chapter of our journey.  They are featured here in red.

The corresponding Sunshine State (<-- That's Florida, ya swab) Standard code is featured for cross reference just before each essential question.  Here's an example: LA.910.2.2.3 These codes allow you to find standard behind the essential question at the CPALMS.org site, a link to this site can be found in the weblinks page on the left side of the homepage...

2. ASSESSMENT PROMPTS are smaller questions that focus in on the specific information necessary to fully answering the essential questions.  These are featured here in blue. 

HINT: These ASSESSMENT PROMPT questions are great study guides, and are often found in one form or another on chapter quizzes/tests!


UNIT 1: Basic Pirate Training in General Science Skills... measurement, math and safe experimentation

Essential Question(s): LA.910.2.2.3

Can YOU describe the various ways humankind has developed to organize information  to show relationships among facts, theories and measurable quantities?

ASSESSMENT PROMPTS:

1. Which is the most basic science and why?

2. What is the relationship between physical science and mathematics?

3. What is the correct order of the steps of the scientific method? Must the method always occur for discovery and scientific advancement to occur?  If yes, why?  If no, why not?

4. How is a hypothesis different from a theory?

5. If a scientific hypothesis is to be considered "valid", what are the things that must be true about it?

6. What is a scientific fact?

7. The results of a physicist's experiment contradict her hypothesis!  What should she do next?

8. Describe why or why not the following statement is a valid scientific hypothesis: "Intelligent life exists on other planets somewhere in the universe."

9. Describe the ways "science" is different from "technology".

10. Describe the ways "science" differs from "art" and from "religion".