Learning the Scientific Method with Animal Behavior Experiments

Elementary school students learn about the basic ideas underlying the scientific method through doing experiments that deal with fundamental concepts in animal behavior. We focus on concepts such as observational versus experimental science, how natural observations lead to more directed questions, how to form hypotheses and design experiments to test them, and how to collect quantitative data, analyze and interpret them.

 

Contact Info

College of Natural Sciences
Department of Biology
Dhruba Naug, Associate Professor
http://rydberg.biology.colostate.edu/dhruba/SchoolScience.html