Review science safety, equiptment, and process before class.

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.

Science Process Skills

Observing Using your 5 senses (seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and tasting when appropriate) along with the right tools to gather information.

 

            ~ classify

           ~ identify similarities and differences

           ~ collect evidence

           ~ identify relevant observations

           ~ measure

 

Questioning Thinking of and asking questions about an object, event, or a science topic.

 

           ~ 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

Hypothesizing Attempt to give an explanation of an event, the nature of an object, or a science topic - based on your experience. 

 

           ~ construct models that help clarify ideas

           ~ give explanations based on ideas from prior experiences

           ~ explain the evidence behind the hypothesis

Predicting Forecast the outcome of the specific future event based on the pattern of evidence or a hypothesis. It is not a wild guess.

 

          ~ justify a prediction in terms of a pattern in the evidence

          ~ search for patterns in order to forecast a specific future          
             outcome

          ~ make a predicition to test a hypothesis

Planning and Investigating Design an investiation that includes precedures to test a hypothesis and collect data.

 

          ~ identify and control variables

          ~ compare results with what was planned

          ~ use measuring instruments

Interpeting Look at the evidence, evaluate it to look for a pattern, and draw a conclusion from the data.

          ~ evaluate a hypothesis based on the data

          ~ recommend further testing when necessary

          ~ identify human mistakes and experimental errors

Communicating Represent observations, ideas, models, or conclusions by talking, writing, drawing, make physical models, create charts, etc...

           ~ create charts and graphs

           ~ contstruct data tables

           ~ present reports

           ~ use drawing, writings, and/or models to present ideas

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