Safety in the Classroom
- Read the activity before you start.
- Listen to the teacher's instructions, and ask questions about things you do not understand.
- Wear safety goggles when needed.
- Keep your work area neat and clean.
- Clean up spills right away.
- Never taste or smell substances unless directed to do so by your teacher.
- Handle sharp items and other equiptment carefully.
- Use chemicals carefully.
- Tell your teacher if you see something that looks unsafe or if there is an accident.
- Put materials away when you finish.
- Dispose chemicals properly.
- Wash your hands well when you are finished.
~ identify similarities and differences
~ collect evidence
~ identify relevant observations
~ suggest how answers to questions should be found
~ recognize and ask questions that can be investigated
~ turn a non-ivestigable questions into one that can be acted upon
to questions can be found
~ construct models that help clarify ideas
~ give explanations based on ideas from prior experiences
~ explain the evidence behind the hypothesis
~ justify a prediction in terms of a pattern in the evidence
~ search for patterns in order to forecast a specific future
~ make a predicition to test a hypothesis
~ identify and control variables
~ compare results with what was planned
~ use measuring instruments
~ evaluate a hypothesis based on the data
~ recommend further testing when necessary
~ identify human mistakes and experimental errors
~ create charts and graphs
~ contstruct data tables
~ present reports
~ use drawing, writings, and/or models to present ideas