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Basic Science Process        Skills  Materials in this presentation are protected under the Fair Use Exemption of U.S. Cop...
Observing   Using The five senses to describe objects    and events.   Qualitative: color, shape   Quantative: length, ...
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...
Modeling   Used to observe or test an object too    small or too large to see   Examples: A cell, the solar system, a   ...
Communicating:   Sharing observations and explanations or    objects or events with others   Make a record by drawing, w...
Inferring and predicting   Explaining or drawing conclusions based    on observations.   Telling why something happened...
Using Variables   Variable – a factor that affects the    outcome of the experiment   Types     Manipulated- the factor...
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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  1. 1. Basic Science Process Skills Materials in this presentation are protected under the Fair Use Exemption of U.S. Copyright Law. ©2008 Lisa Williams. All rights reserved
  2. 2. Observing Using The five senses to describe objects and events. Qualitative: color, shape Quantative: length, mass, volume, temperature
  3. 3. Classifying Sorting objects or events into groups Base groups on common characteristics or attributes
  4. 4. 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)
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Communicating: Sharing observations and explanations or objects or events with others Make a record by drawing, writing, charting, graphing, counting
  7. 7. Inferring and predicting Explaining or drawing conclusions based on observations. Telling why something happened Tell what you think might happen
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Representing Data Organizing observations and measurements Table, charts, graphs
  10. 10. Experimenting Asking a question Planning an investigation Collecting data Forming a conclusion
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