Scientific Method

  1. When you use one or more of your 5 senses to gather information about the world you are 
  2. What do scientists do to increase the power of their senses?
    use microscopes or instruments to help make more detailed observations
  3. How do scientists keep careful records of their scientific observations?
    by writing or drawing in a notenook
  4. What are a few examples of scientific observation ______________.
    • 1. Hear a dog bark
    •  2. Counting 12 green seeds
    • 3.smelling smoak 
  5. Data
    The information collected through observation something called evidence
  6. Infferring
    When you interpret an observation,or making an inference
  7. How do people make infecence?________________________.
    • 1.Combine evidence and
    • 2.your experience or prior knowlege
  8. An inference is not a fact it is only one of many   __________________________.
    Possible  Interpretation
  9. What are some possible examples of inferences?
    If you her a dog bark you may infer someone is at your front door.
  10. How do scientist find out if a inference is correct?
    Investigate further
  11. Classifyng
    Grouping things together in many way so it is easier to study.
  12. What are a few examples of way in which scientists can classify items?
    by size, shape, by use, color, texture, and by other important characteristics.
  13. What helps people understand things they do not observe directly?
    making models
  14. What are some examples of models used by scientists?
    Physical models, diagrams, posters, drawings, 3-D structures, and mental models. 
  15. Communicating
    The process of sharing ideas and information to other people.
  16. What are some examples of ways that people communicate with others?
    Writing, reading, speaking, making models, and listening. 
  17. What reasons do scientists communicate? 
    To share results, to share information, to share opinions.
  18. How do scientists usually communicate to others about their work?
    In journals/notebooks, over the telephone/cellphone (talk/text), in letters/mail, on the internet (email/instant message/face time/facebook)
  19. (Teacher)
    What is a science inquiry?
    Is the intellectual side of science. It is thinking like a scientist-being inquisitive, asking why, and searching for answers.
  20. (Teacher)
    What scientific steps are followed by scientific inquiry? 
    • 1. Beginning with a question
    • 2. Designing an investigation
    • 3. Gathering evidence
    • 4. Formulating an answer
    • 5. Communicating the investigation process and results
  21. Converting from one unit to another involes the skill of ________________________________.
  22. what is the unit scientist use to measure time?
  23. Water boils at _______________.
    100 oc
  24. Water freezes at
    0 oc
  25. Temperature is measured  in degrees 
    celsius (oC using a Celsius Thermometer)
  26. How do you find the weight of something or someone
  27. Larger Masses are measured in
Card Set
Scientific Method
Grade 6 Science Skills