August 21-25, 2017

TeacherCrystal Cornelius
Subject AreaScience
Grade Level6
Week #2
Unit of InstructionScience Processes and Energy
Standard(s) Taught

SC.6.N.2.1
Distinguish science from other activities involving thought.
SC.6.N.1.3
Explain the difference between an experiment and other types of scientific investigation, and explain the relative benefits and limitations of eachSC.6.N.1.1
Define a problem from the sixth grade curriculum, use appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding, plan and carry out scientific investigation of various types, such as systematic observations or experiments, identify variables, collect and organize data, interpret data in charts, tables, and graphics, analyze information, make predictions, and defend conclusions

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:
• describe science as the study of the natural world
• cite examples of science and pseudoscience (can it be tested?)
• understand the need for a common system of measurement, metric system, among scientists
• practice using measurement techniques
• discuss the VARIOUS methods used by scientists to answer questions or solve problems (controlled experiments, observational studies, engineering by design, trial and error, simulations, modeling, etc.)

Students will:
• engage in 1 OR MORE labs where students:
 make a prediction/inference
 use proper measuring techniques
 design a procedure using repeated trials
 control variables
 collect data
 draw a conclusion based on evidence
 conduct research before or after experimentation

Classroom Activities

Observation and Inferences

Assignments Due
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