Module 3: The Scientific Method

Module 3: The Scientific Method

Welcome to Module 3 on the Scientific Method.

What is the Scientific Method?

Together we will explore the steps and cycles of scientific inquiry!We will read and analyze an article to think critically about the process of science and its complexities. This unit is a great time to practice TIME MANAGEMENT.  Be sure to look over all assignments listed on Moodle for Module 3 and design a time management plan that works for you and your schedule to complete all assignments in the next two weeks. Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • MO 3.1. List the steps and interconnections in the scientific method. (CO 6)
  • MO 3.2. Compare and contrast the depictions of the scientific method. (CO 6)
  • MO 3.3. Create a simplified hypothesis and an experiment to test it. (CO 6)


This week 9/19-9/23

  • Attend our in-person Lab on 9/20 at 10:15 AM in Jordan Hall 6114
    • Come early! 
    • Remember to wear long pants/skirt and closed-toed shoes
    • Please come wearing your own face mask, and we will give out high-quality masks N95/KN95 for you to wear as part of our COVID safety protocols.
  • Complete Book 3 with its accompanying Scaffolded Notes before Thursday.
    • Submit Scaffolded Notes 3 before 9/22 10:15 AM.
  • Come to our synchronous Zoom session on 9/22 to discuss the Scientific Method
  • Task 2 of your Team Project Design Challenge is due 9/23 by 5 PM.
  • Work on other Learning Activities and Assessments that will be due 9/30 by 5pm. We do not recommend leaving them all for the second week: work on them as it fits in your schedule.


Next week 9/26-9/30

  • Attend our Zoom Lab session on 9/27 at 10:15 AM. 
  • Come to our Active Learning Zoom session on 9/29 with Dr. Adam Simon from the University Michigan to learn from his experience in Agbogbloshie. 
    • You will have an opportunity to ask questions about the case study and trips to Ghana with his students- so please come prepared with questions to ask him! 
  • Public Science Project Milestone 2 is due 9/29 by 5pm.
  • Complete all Module 2 Learning Activities and Assessments before 9/16 5 PM.
    • Forum 3
    • Quiz 3
    • How We Argue Lessons 4-5
    • Reflection 3
    • 1 Ethical reasoning case study on a topic of your choosing


We are excited about the connections we are making and will make in the coming weeks! As always, please email us any questions that you may have- we love questions!

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