6th Grade Nature of Science
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.
- Pieces of An Experiment
- Guide to writing a conclusion
- Forming a Hypothesis_
- Practice of Science Notes
- Scientific Inquiry Anchor Chart
- Sponge Bob in the Lab
- Bubble Science
- Controls and Variables WS
- Experimental Design Exploration WS
- Experimental Design Graphic Organizer
- Independent Vs Dependent Variable Vocab Sheet
N1.2: Explain why scientific investigations should be replicable.
N.1.3: Explain the difference between an experiment and other types of scientific investigation, and explain the relative benefits and limitations of each.
N.1.4: Discuss, compare, and negotiate methods used, results obtained, and explanations among groups of students conducting the same investigation.
- Nature of Scientific Knowledge PPT_
- Black Box Teacher Ntoes
N.1.5: Recognize that science involves creativity, not just in designing experiments, but also in creating explanations that fit evidence.
N.2.1: Distinguish science from other activities involving thought.
N.2.2: Explain that scientific knowledge is durable because it is open to change as new evidence or interpretations are encountered.
N.2.3: Recognize that scientists who make contributions to scientific knowledge come from all kinds of backgrounds and possess varied talents, interests, and goals.
N.3.1: Recognize and explain that a scientific theory is a well-supported and widely accepted explanation of nature and is not simply a claim posed by an individual. Thus, the use of the term theory in science is very different than how it is used in everyday life.
N.3.2: Recognize and explain that a scientific law is a description of a specific relationship under given conditions in the natural world. Thus, scientific laws are different from societal laws.
N.3.3: Give several examples of scientific laws.
See Theories VS. Law PPT