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   How to Conduct an Experiment DVD
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    Description: Every experiment that's conducted adds to our collective knowledge of the world. Learn how to use the 'scientific method' and find out how to conduct your experiments in the most objective way possible. After watching this video, you'll also know how to evaluate your data and how to analyze your results.
    Price: $59.95
    Copyright: ©2004
    Format: 1 DVD
    Length:20 minutes
    UPC:69394 0176234
    Learning Objectives: 1) Students will learn why experimentation is crucial to scientific discovery.
    2) Students will learn how to use the 'scientific method.'
    3) Students will learn the difference between an independent variable and a dependent variable.
    4) Students will learn how to avoid 'experimenter bias.'
    5) Students will learn how to use an abscissa and an ordinate for posting their results.

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    "Designed as an instructional tool to show the steps that must be followed when conducting a scientific experiment, this video meets its objective in a lively, engaging manner. It encourages students to question mysteries observed in one's own life and to set up experimentation using the scientific method. A humorous element is inserted with age-appropriate animation of a mad scientist appearing at strategic places, but for the most part the video is live-action using teenage subjects. The gender and racial diversity is excellent, the organization is logical, and the subject of the experiment - discovering whether loud music played while studying decreases test scores - definitely will interest the targeted audience. Subject matter includes the steps of the scientific method, what is unethical, the difference between the independent and dependent variables, random selection, avoiding bias, and graphing to evaluate results. There is ample explanation of key terms such as experiment, theory, and cause and effect relationships. Useful for group or individual viewing, the video is appropriate for school libraries and for science teachers who want to interest students in preparing original experiments for school science fairs."
    SOURCE: School Library Journal, November 2000 Issue
    AUTHOR: Joanne K. Hammond, Chambersburg Area Middle School, PA
    Reproduced, with permission from School Library Journal Copyright
    By Cahners Business Information
    A Division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
    Special Features:
    Region Free

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