The scientific method is a formal technique to address all laboratory inquiries from the most simple to the most complex. This lesson will introduce the steps of the scientific method and enable students to become familiar with the associated terminology.
The students will complete the laboratory activity to determine the effect of the independent variable, temperature, on the dependent variable, the worm's heartbeat. This lab activity will reinforce the students' understanding of the scientific method.
Uh oh - you just ate that bowl of ice cream, now what are you going to do? Is there enough lactase in your body to digest your lactose-rich dessert? Students will experience first-hand the chemical process of enzymes with this real-world experiment.