Interpret & Communicate
The last step of most scientific investigations is reporting the results. When scientists communicate their findings, they add to the body of scientific knowledge, and that’s how science advances. When scientists communicate about their research, they may also get useful feedback from other scientists. For example, comments from other scientists might help them improve their research design or interpret their findings in a different way. Other scientists can also repeat the research to see if they get the same results. A typical scientific sequence is to measure and observe (topic 34), create a model of the information (topic 35), then interpret and communicate the results (this topic).
Lesson 1 (or “Day 1”) Material
Lesson 2 (or “Day 2”) Material
- Day 2 Instructor Presentation
- Day 2 Student Handout
- Day 2 Rubric
- Read Biology 36 – Data analysis and interpretation
- Read Biology 36 – Data science
- Read Biology 36 – Data analysis
- Read Biology 36 – Data visualization
- Read Biology Textbook – pages R15-R17
Lesson 3 (or “Day 3”) Material
Lesson 4 (or “Day 4”) Material
2:25 Junk Science Episode 10: Correlation / Causation
6:09 Correlation Is Not Causation – Part 1
4:11 Correlation CAN Imply Causation! | Statistics Misconceptions
Compare Contrast and Debate
Resources Documents and Links
- Digital Assets from cK-12.org (04.06.Scientific-Investigation)
- Web link cK-12 Communication in Science
- Technique 24 Interpret Results
Special Notes and Notices
- Science & Engineering Practice: Use mathematical and computational thinking.
- Cross-Cutting Concept: Patterns.
Emphasize HS-LS1-6 Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for how carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from sugar molecules may combine with other elements to form amino acids and/or other large carbon-based molecules.