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Process Skills

  1. 1. Process Skills
  2. 2. What are science process skills? <ul><li>The foundation of the scientific method </li></ul><ul><li>Six basic skills: observation, communication, classification, measurement, inference, and prediction </li></ul>
  3. 3. Observation <ul><li>The beginning of all scientific investigations </li></ul><ul><li>Using the five senses to gather information </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting data before and during an experiment </li></ul>
  4. 4. Communication <ul><li>Sharing observations with someone else </li></ul><ul><li>Describing your observations </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal, written, or illustrated </li></ul>
  5. 5. Classification <ul><li>Organizing information into groups </li></ul><ul><li>Similarities and differences </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying characteristics (color, size, texture, temperature, order, etc.) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Measurement <ul><li>Metric system </li></ul><ul><li>Milli-, centi-, deci-, deka-, hecto-, kilo- </li></ul><ul><li>Mass, weight, volume, distance, temperature, density </li></ul>
  7. 7. Inference <ul><li>Educated guess </li></ul><ul><li>Based on observations and facts </li></ul><ul><li>Describes what is happening now, in front of you </li></ul><ul><li>What you think is happening </li></ul>
  8. 8. Prediction <ul><li>Educated guess </li></ul><ul><li>Based on observations and facts </li></ul><ul><li>Describes what will happen in the future </li></ul><ul><li>What you think will happen </li></ul>

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