Observing Using The five senses to describe objects and events. Qualitative: color, shape Quantative: length, mass, volume, temperature
Classifying Sorting objects or events into groups Base groups on common characteristics or attributes
Measuring Determining the length, volume, mass, temperature, or area to describe and quantify objects. Use the proper tools and equipment International System of Measurement ( the Metric System)
Modeling Used to observe or test an object too small or too large to see Examples: A cell, the solar system, a tadpole changing to a frog. Physical Model Conceptual Model– on paper, computer screen or in your mind.
Communicating: Sharing observations and explanations or objects or events with others Make a record by drawing, writing, charting, graphing, counting
Inferring and predicting Explaining or drawing conclusions based on observations. Telling why something happened Tell what you think might happen
Using Variables Variable – a factor that affects the outcome of the experiment Types Manipulated- the factors you change Responding – what changes when the variables change Constant - the factor that does not change
Representing Data Organizing observations and measurements Table, charts, graphs
Experimenting Asking a question Planning an investigation Collecting data Forming a conclusion
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