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Science Lesson 1: How Do Scientists Investigate?
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Two things you can do to help you think like a scientist are _________________ & __________________.
make observations and inferences
to use your senses to notice details
to offer an explanation of what you observed
use what you know to say what is going to happen on the future
to group items
a planned way of finding out answers to questions
a test done to gather evidence
a statement that will answer a question
draw a conclusion
to analyze the results of the experiment to determine if the hypothesis was proven
the factor that is changed in an experiment
something that is like the real thing - but not exactly
Scientists investigate the world around them, seeking answers by asking __________________.
Elements of scientific investigation
Purpose, Hypothesis, Procedure (choose variable), Data (record results), Draw Conclusions
Why are models used by scientists?
to understand & explain how things work
What are some words used in science that have different meaning than the everyday use?
energy, cell, heat/cold, evidence
On what is an inference based?
T/F Scientists may investigate questions individually, in teams, through free exploration or systematic study.
What do scientists do if their hypothesis isn't correct?
scientists predict what will happen
What does making a model help scientists do?
it helps you carry out an experiment
What do scientists do to see if their predictions are correct?
scientists carry out experiments to find answers
Why do scientists analyze the results of their experiments?
to draw conclusions
What do scientists do with the results they find?
they decide if the results support the hypothesis
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