5th Grade Science: Scientific Process without Pictures
Scientific Process The student uses scientific inquiry methods during laboratory and outdoor investigations using tools, materials and equipment.
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Scientific Method or Scientific Process
Steps used to investigate a problem.
Step 1 of the Scientific Method
Question: What are you wanting to figure out?
Step 2 of the Scientific Method
Hypothesis: making a smart guess about the answer to your question.
"I think that.... because..."
Step 3 of the Scientific Method
Procedures or Steps: list the materials and how you are going to do the experiment, step by step.
Step 4 of the Scientific Method
Collect and Record Data: actually doing the experiment and recording your results in a table, chart or graph
Step 5 of the Scientific Method
Conclusion: sharing what you found out and answering your question (Step 1 of the Scientific Process), was your hypothesis correct?
to look at something carefully by attention to its parts
to examine and judge carefully.
Why is it important to repeat investigations or experiment?
in order to increase the reliability of the results, it is like double checking to make sure it is correct.
a sign or proof
to gather information or materials
an instrument with lenses and light that is used to observe objects too small to be visible with only the eyes (the naked eye), this instrument uses refraction.
hand held device used to magnify materials during observations.
a tool used to measure length
a tool used to measure the heat of a substance or object.
a tool that shows wind direction (North, South, East & West).
a tool used to measure mass
used to make accurate measurements of liquid volumes
an open cylindrical container with a pouring lip (beak); used for mixing larger amounts of substances
a tool with a needle that always points to magnetic North, used to help find directions
a piece of glass/plastic that separates white light into colors of the spectrum, refracts light
Triple Beam Balance
an instrument with three weights used to measure mass
a lab tool used to heat substances
used to collect samples of animals, plant life and other organisms or materials.
a clear container housing plants and small land animals
a tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals
protective handwear: covers the hand and wrist
protects the eyes from flying objects or chemical splashes
a beaker used to measure the quantity of precipitation