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Title: The Scientific Method


1
The Scientific Method
  • The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

2
What is the Scientific Method?
  • A method that scientist use to uncover more
    information about a poorly understood subject.
  • Observations
  • Form a hypothesis
  • Test your hypothesis in an experiment
  • Collect and analyze your data
  • Evaluate your results and form a conclusion

3
Background Information
  • When was the study conducted?
  • Where was the study conducted?
  • Who initiated the study?
  • Who were the subjects of the study?
  • Why were the subjects selected for the study?
  • Who supervised the study?

4
What is Syphilis?
  • What causes syphilis?
  • How does the disease affect the body?
  • How does the disease develop?
  • What are the three stages of syphilis?
  • Can this disease be medically treated?

5
The Study (1932-1972)
  • Phase One (1932-1933)
  • Phase Two (1933-early 1960s)
  • Phase Three (1960s-1972)
  • Video clip 2

6
The official Apology
  • May 16, 1997, President Bill Clinton apologized
    to the eight surviving victims of the experiment.
  • Video clip

7
How was the Scientific Method used during the
Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment?
  • What observations do you think were recorded?
  • What hypothesis do you think the involved doctors
    formed prior to the study? During the study?
  • How was their hypothesis tested during the study?
  • What data do you think the doctors nurses
    collected during the study?
  • What do you believe were the end results of the
    study?

8
Tonights Homework
  • All classes
  • Complete assignment The Scientific Method In
    Action
  • AB only Respond to ?s 15 pg. 31 23 pg.32
  • Honors only Essay Response 1
  • Is it ethical to conduct scientific
    experimentation on human subjects without their
    knowledge for the sake of scientific progress
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