Big Idea: Many students think of chemistry as science, but science is so much more and students need to broaden their understanding of science before engaging in science activities.
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Big Idea: Observation is an important skill used by scientists. Students often need to be taught to slow down and observe the world around them
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Big Idea: Scientists often rely on cause and effect to figure out how something works. Students will attempt to analyze and explain the concepts of cause and effect.
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Big Idea: Scientific inquiry is based on questions. Students find out that scientists ask questions and then find a way to work to answer their own questions.
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Big Idea: When students look at a car they see a car, but they could notice the color of the car, the size of the wheels, the dents or scratches if they are taught how to notice.
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Big Idea: One thing that a scientist does is to predict and then test that prediction. Students need to develop these skills if they are to work like a scientist.
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Big Idea: Students need to be able to verbalize their understandings. This lesson assesses their understanding of what a scientist does.
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