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Processes of science gr 6
Processes of science gr 6
Processes of science gr 6
Processes of science gr 6
Processes of science gr 6
Processes of science gr 6
Processes of science gr 6
Processes of science gr 6
Processes of science gr 6
Processes of science gr 6
Processes of science gr 6
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Processes of science gr 6

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  • 1. WHAT ARE THEPROCESSES OF SCIENCE?
  • 2. SCIENCE IS A WAY OF LEARNINGABOUT THE NATURAL WORLD.The processes of science include:• Observing• Inferring• Predicting• Classifying• Evaluating• Making models• Conducting scientific experiments
  • 3. OBSERVINGQualitative• Descriptions that cannot beexpressed in numbersQuantitative• Numbers or amountsUsing one or more of your senses to gather accurate informationCircularLiquid
  • 4. INFERRINGThe girl is celebrating her birthday.*This is an inference because we are explaining theobservation of the balloons as a sign of a birthday.Explaining or interpreting the things you observed
  • 5. YOUR TURN!Identify each statement as either aqualitative observation, quantitativeobservation, or an inference.1. The classroom walls are yellow.2. Sixteen students were present for roll call.3. The chalkboard is 1 meter high and 2meters wide.4. The friendliest people were there first.5. The empty aquarium tank is waterproof.
  • 6. WERE YOU CORRECT?Qualitative Quantitative Inference1. The classroom walls are yellow.2. Sixteen students were present for roll call.3. The chalkboard is 1 meter high and 2 meterswide.4. The friendliest people were there first.5. The empty aquarium tank is waterproof.
  • 7. PREDICTINGThe girl will have cake and openpresents later.Making a statement or claim about what will happen in the future basedon past experience or evidence.
  • 8. CLASSIFYINGGrouping together of items that are alike in some ways.
  • 9. MAKING MODELSCreating representations of complex objects or processes.
  • 10. EVALUATINGComparing observations and data to reach a conclusion about them.Type of Year Average Number ofHurricanesNormal Year 5.8El Nino Year 4*Evaluation - There tends to be less hurricanes during an El Nino year.
  • 11. SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONThe way in which scientists study the natural world.1. Question2. Observe/Research3. Hypothesize/Predict4. Test/Make Models5. Evaluate6. Conclude

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