Unit: Scientific Inquiry

David Kujawski Bird Middle East Walpole, MA
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Unit Description

This unit sets out to train students in the skills needed to be a scientist. Measurement, observation and inference, and experimenting are the main topics and skills covered.

Lessons

Observing the Natural World Resources: 11

YWBAT: 1.) State the characteristics of a scientific observation. 2.) Make observations of the natural world

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Making Inferences Resources: 2

YWBAT: Make inferences on observations of the natural world.

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Using your keen observation skills to infer Resources: 3

YWBAT: Analyze images and make observations that lead to the development of logical, reasonable inference.

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Egg Demonstration Resources: 1

YWBAT: Record observations and make inferences about the egg demonstration

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Metric Conversions Resources: 5

YWBAT: 1)Correctly convert metric units

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Measuring Length Resources: 7

YWBAT: 1) Identify the basic unit for measuring length 2) Use a metric ruler to measure various lengths to the nearest centimeter and millimeter.

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Measuring lab (Sciencespot.net) Resources: 1

YWBAT:apply your understanding of metric conversions and proper measuring skills to accurately determine the length of various objects.

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Measuring Volume of Rectangular Solids Resources: 1

YWBAT: 1) Measure the length, width and height of a rectangular object to calculate its volume. 2.) Define volume

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Measuring Liquid Volume Resources: 3

YWBAT: 1.) Identify the scale on a graduated cylinder in order to measure the volume of a liquid.

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Measuring Volume of Irregular Objects Resources: 2

YWBAT: 1) Use the water displacement method to measure the volume of irregularly shaped objects.

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Measuring Mass with a Triple Beam Balance Resources: 3

YWBAT: 1) Accurately define matter and mass 2) Accurately read the mass of an object to the nearest hundredth place.

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Using the IVCDV chart to help understand variables and constants Resources: 2

YWBAT: 1) Organize a scientific experiment 2) Accurately identify and explain the independent and dependent variables and constants in different experiments

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Gummy Bear Experiment Resources: 6

YWBAT: 1) Utilize your scientific measuring skills and experimental design knowledge to design an experiment that tests the effect of water on gummy bear size.

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The Egg Mystery (Day 2) Resources: 1

SWBAT: Research various websites and view simulations to gather evidence for our questions

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Unit Resources

lengthPowerPoint.pdf  
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Homework sheet 1.doc  
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DN Candles in beakers   Other
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Copy of 08 09 02 Activity Dino Footprints Pic  
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Copy of 08 09 02 Activity Dino Footprints Story and T  
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Comments

David Kujawski Posted 3 years ago:

Just saw this--Thanks, Lee.

Lee Wright Posted 5 years ago:
OH WOW!! I love this unit! You are brilliant! :o)

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