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Science terms and lesson plan

The 12 science processes used in science experiments are divided into two groups:

(1) The basic processes include:

(a) observing

(b) classifying

(c) communicating

(d) measuring

(e) predicting

(f) inferring

(2) The integrated processes include:

(a) identifying and controlling variables

(b) formulating and testing hypotheses

(c) interpreting data

(d) defining operationally

(e) experimenting

(f) constructing models

ii) Create a chart listing each process, the definition of each process, and one example of a science activity for each, in which a teacher can engage the students.

How do these processes support inquiry learning? What role does the teacher's attitude factor in the students' view of science?

iii) One or more of the twelve science processes are embedded in science experiments/lessons. Select a completed science lesson plan available online that includes students interacting through group work or individual experiments.

(1) suggested Web sites, identify any of the 12 science processes you recognize within that written lesson. You will bold the recognized process within the lesson plan, and label the corresponding process. All 12 processes may not be evident in one lesson plan.

(2) Include the lesson plan that you have used for this assignment.

response is 1,538 words, includes a lesson for 10th grade "build an animal"

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(1) The basic processes include:

(a) observing

(b) classifying

(c) communicating

(d) measuring

(e) predicting

(f) inferring

(2) The integrated processes include:

(a) identifying and controlling variables

(b) formulating and testing hypotheses

(c) interpreting data

(d) defining operationally

(e) experimenting

(f) constructing models

ii) Create a chart listing each process, the definition of each process, and one example of a science activity for each, in which a teacher can engage the students.
First, define each term. I used an online dictionary: http://www.merriam-webster.com/. This will work for the first set of terms. The second set, simply type in the phrase you need in the Internet engine search window, and skim the hits to get a quick definition. Then, create the chart/table in Word (Table: Insert Table). You will need three columns and 15 rows, at least. You can always add or delete rows or columns later if needed.

TERM DEFINITION ACTIVITY
basic processes
observing a : to watch carefully especially with attention to details or behavior for the purpose of arriving at a judgment b : to make a scientific observation on or of Video clip to record observations using a guided worksheet
classifying 1: to arrange in classes <classifying books according to subject matter>
2: to assign (as a document) to a category Bring in a pile of leaves, students classify based on guiding criteria
communicating a : to convey knowledge of or information about : make known <communicate a story> Sample data, students practice making charts and graphs using Excel or Powerpoint.
measuring b : the dimensions, capacity, or amount of something ascertained by measuring Make a batch of no-bake cookies or granola bars, and eat the resultant experiment
predicting : to declare or indicate in advance; especially : foretell on the basis of observation, experience, or scientific reason Sample scenarios, students predict what will happen using guiding worksheets.
inferring 1 : to derive as a conclusion from facts or premises <we see smoke and infer fire - L. A. White> - compare imply Sample data sets, charts and graphs - students practice analyzing the data and making inferences based upon analysis of the data
integrated processes
identifying and controlling variables Identifying variables is determining what factors might affect the outcome. Controlling them means ...

Solution Summary

Definitions of science terms and relation of those terms to a Web-based lesson plan.

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