Slide 2 There have been many scientists that have made contributions to science that have changed our lives: Nicholas Copernicus: The Sun is at the center of our solar system. Sir Isaac Newton: Laws of motion and more Michael Faraday: The development of the electric motor Louis Pasteur: Bacteria is killed by heat and disinfectants. Sir Alexander Fleming: Discovered penicillin Slide 3 We would still think that the world was flat. The light bulb wouldnt have been invented. We wouldnt have landed on the Moon. We wouldnt have the cure for many diseases. We wouldnt have cell phones or computers. We wouldnt have tires, engines, heating and cooling for homes, or electricity. Slide 4 Slide 5 Scientists think of an idea that might be developed into a problem for experimental research. Scientists then research and learn more about the idea before identifying a problem. Your assignment is to: Decide on a topic. Research the topic. Acquire enough information to develop a problem for experimental research. Slide 6 You will be following some steps as you work on your experimental design. All of the steps are not done in order; sometimes, youll need to cycle back to an earlier step. You will complete a lab report to share your results with others.