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. Consider using our template to-do list to help you design a workflow that fits your schedule. 


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 2/6-2/10

  • Attend our in-person Lab on 2/7 at 10:15 AM in Jordan Hall 6109 & 6114
    • Come early! 
    • Remember to wear clothes that cover your legs and closed-toed shoes.
    • 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 2/9.
  • Come to our synchronous Zoom session on 2/9 to discuss 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! 
  • Milestone 2 of your Public Science Project is due 2/10 by 5 PM.
  • Work on other Module 3 assignment due next week (see below). We do not recommend leaving them all for the second week: work on them as it fits in your schedule.


Next week 2/13-2/17

  • Attend our Zoom Lab session on 2/14 at 10:15 AM. 
  • No Active Learning Zoom session on 2/16 for the NC State Wellness Day.
  • Task 2 of your Team Project Design Challenge is due 2/17 by 5 PM.
  • Complete all Module 3 Learning Activities and Assessments before 2/17 5 PM.
    • Forum 3
    • Quiz 3
    • How We Argue Lessons 4-5
    • 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!


Your BIT Instructional Team,

Dr. Carlos Goller | email: 

Dr. Carly Sjogren | email: 

Emory New | email:

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