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Think Like Scientist
Grade 6 Science Skills
When you use one or more of your 5 senses to gather information about the world you are
What do scientists do to increase the power of their senses?
use microscopes or instruments to help make more detailed observations
How do scientists keep careful records of their scientific observations?
by writing or drawing in a notenook
What are a few examples of scientific observation ______________.
1. Hear a dog bark
2. Counting 12 green seeds
The information collected through observation something called evidence
When you interpret an observation,or making an inference
How do people make infecence?________________________.
1.Combine evidence and
your experience or prior knowlege
An inference is not a fact it is only one of many __________________________.
What are some possible examples of inferences?
If you her a dog bark you may infer someone is at your front door.
How do scientist find out if a inference is correct?
Grouping things together in many way so it is easier to study.
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.
What helps people understand things they do not observe directly?
What are some examples of models used by scientists?
Physical models, diagrams, posters, drawings, 3-D structures, and mental models.
The process of sharing ideas and information to other people.
What are some examples of ways that people communicate with others?
Writing, reading, speaking, making models, and listening.
What reasons do scientists communicate?
To share results, to share information, to share opinions.
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)
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.
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
Converting from one unit to another involes the skill of ________________________________.
what is the unit scientist use to measure time?
Water boils at _______________.
Water freezes at
Temperature is measured in degrees
celsius (oC using a Celsius Thermometer)
How do you find the weight of something or someone
Larger Masses are measured in