Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science

Types of Research Questions

Check out the science fair sites for sample research questions.

Descriptive Designed primarily to describe what is going on or what exists

Observational/Relational Questions Designed to look at the relationships between two or more variables. Causal: Cause and Effect Questions Designed to determine whether one or more variables causes or affects one or more outcome variables.