Essential Questions

How do we raise questions and seek answers about the world around us?

How do we record and share our observations, thinking, and conclusions in science?

what tools and safety measures do scientists use to investigate the natural world?

TEKs:

1.2:  Scientific investigation and reasoning.  The student develops abilities to ask questions and seek answers in classroom and outdoor investigations.  The student is expected to:

(A)  ask questions about organisms, objects, and events observed in the natural world.

(B)  plan and conduct simple descriptive investigations

(C)  collect data and make observations using simple equipment such as hand lenses, primary balances, and non-standard measurement tools.

(D)  record and organize data using pictures, numbers, and words.

(E)  communicate observations and provide reasons for explanations using student-generated data from simple descriptive investigations

1.3  Scientific investigation and reasoning.  The student knows that information and critical thinking are used in scientific problem solving.  The student is expected to:

(A)  identify and explain a problem and propose a solution in his/her own words.

(B)  make predictions based on observable patterns.

(C)  describe what scientists do.

 

Process

 

Scientific Processes.plans.doc  
Scientific.process_assess.doc  

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Tools.Mixing.colors.docx

 Students first predict what happens when the colors are mixed.  Then the students record the results of the mixed colors.

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Observation Record Sheet.doc

 Use this worksheet to record the change in the water with the food coloring added.  There is the most variation over time when you use a large container such as a quart or larger.
Science Process Skills.ppt
This includes a definition of each of the process skills used in science inquiry.