Reflection: Checks for Understanding Practicing the Scientific Method - Section 3: Write a Conclusion

 

I learned that . . . because . . .

Conclusions are an important piece of scientific inquiry. Conclusions are a take away from the experiment and are effective strategies to "sum up" the evidence.

I know that when I provide a sentence starter for students to create a conclusion, they will be successful. After completing this chromatography inquiry, students developed a conclusion based on observations and evidence. Here is what they wrote:

  • I learned that the tip of the marker is not the real color because when you put the color in water it turns into a different color.
  • I learned that the tip of the marker is not the real color because all marker contain primary colors.
  • I learned that the tip of the marker is not the real color because when you put those colors in water you can see what they are made of.

  Conclusions Are Important
  Checks for Understanding: Conclusions Are Important
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Practicing the Scientific Method

Unit 1: Introduction to Science
Lesson 6 of 12

Objective: SWBAT practice the scientific method as they carry out an investigation.

Big Idea: When using the Scientific Method, students learn to ask questions, make observations, collect data, and interpret results.

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Science, Scientific Method (Science Skills), Science Skills, chromatography, Scientific and Engineering Practices
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