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