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Prax 0014 sci inquir

Praxis II test 0014 science - science as inquiry

science the process of obtaining and verifying knowledge. permits educators to allow children to be curious, ask questions, discover information and explore possibilities. when studies as inquiry supports skill dev in crit thinking and learning sci reasoning
scientific concept includes the process of producing knowledge
features that exhibit sound and valuable science inquiry identify and control of variables; collect data using various instruments; interpretation of data through reliable and valid reasoning; formulate and test hypotheses; communicate procedures, methods, results and interpretations
scientific theory includes the following processes in order: observation, question, theory, experiment, data, results and conclusion
processes a systematic chain of actions directed towards a conclusion, usually in the form of steps that clarify the concepts
observation uses the 5 senses to watch the world and the movement within it
classification uses commonalities of objects to logically group items
communication the ability to share findings and results with others
measurement the ability to use appropriate tools
prediction uses prior knowledge and experience to foresee what may occur
inference uses prior knowledge and experience to state why something may occur or why it is the way it is
variable identification/control to determine the factors and stabilize al but one
formulation of hypothesis develops an assumption based on variables
interpretations of data uses gathered information and constructs it in charts, graphs, or narration to provide reasonable results
define operations applies mathematical equations and principles
experimentation uses prior knowledge and the hypothesis to try different solutions
constructing models identifies the need for a model and creates an accurate and appropriate model
6 characteristics of science 1. rejects authority and authoritarianism 2. is honest 3. rejects supernatural explanations for observed phenomena 4. is skeptical 5. is parsimonious (the simplest explanation of an observation is always chosen) 6. seeks consistency
1 league = ___ miles 3 miles = 1 ______
1 inch = ____ cm 2.54 cm = 1 ____
4 cups = ___ quart (qt) 1 quart (qt) = ____ cups
4 quarts = ___ gallons 1 gallon = ___ quarts
mass the amount of material in something
weight the pull of gravity on something, the amount depends on the strength of gravity
Created by: allie424 on 2009-11-06

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