Technology and the Advancement of Science [Research Activity]
Research task for junior high school science.

Activity requiring students to research an invention that has enabled scientists to make better observations and subsequently advance scientific knowledge.

Students are required to address the following:
* Describe the invention.
* When was it first invented?
* Who was/were the key scientist(s) in its invention?
* How did it contribute to scientific discovery?
* How has it been improved since it was first invented? How do modern versions compare to the earliest versions?

Also includes a Unit Outline for the topic "The Scientific Method".

Designed for the Australian National Curriculum: Year 7 Science. However, it would be useful for other junior science curriculums as well.

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Also available as part of various Introduction to Science Bundles:
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  • Technology-and-the-Advancement-of-Science---Research-Activity.pdf
  • The-Scientific-Method---Unit-Outline.pdf

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Created: Feb 23, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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