August 28-31, 2017-6th Grade Science

Scientific Method to the Madness Differentiated Vocab GettingNerdyLLC


TeacherCrystal Cornelius
Subject AreaScience
Grade Level6
Week #3
Unit of InstructionScience Processes and Energy
Standard(s) Taught

Distinguish science from other activities involving thought.

Explain the difference between an experiment and other types of scientific investigation, and explain the relative benefits and limitations of each.

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

Driving Question- Why is the Scientific Method important in our daily lives?

Steps of the Scientific Method

Observation Vs. Inference

Science vs. Non-science

Scientific Law Vs Scientific Theory

Gummy Bear Osmosis and Diffusion Experiment

Assignments Due
Additional Resources