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									Scientific Inquiry
    Designed by Lee Ann Helsing
    August 2011
 The main goal of this lesson is to teach
  students to use their five senses to
  complete a scientific investigation.
 Students will learn the steps to use in a
  scientific investigation.
 At the end of this lesson students will have
  an opportunity to choose an experiment
  to practice these skills.
  Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, and Logic:
The student will conduct investigations in which
a)differences in physical properties are observed using the
senses; b)simple tools are used to enhance observations;
c)objects or events are classified and arranged according to
attributes or properties; d)observations and data are
communicated orally and with simple graphs, pictures, written
statements, and numbers; e)length, mass, and volume are
measured using standard and nonstandard units; f)predictions
are based on patterns of observation rather than random
guesses; g)simple experiments are conducted to answer
questions; and h)inferences are made and conclusions are
drawn about familiar objects and events.
Take a minute to think about
this question:
  What  would it be like to be a real
  Do you have 5 senses?
  Can you use your 5 senses?

You are a scientist!
You can use your sense of taste, touch,
smell, sight, and hearing to make careful
observations during a scientific

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Watch this video about using
the scientific method.
Watch this video to hear a rap
song about the scientific
Do you think scientists use

       YES             No
I’m sorry, that is not the correct
           actually use many tools to
 Scientists
  conduct an investigation. Please click the
  button below to learn more.

               Press Here for the
                Correct Answer
Correct! Scientists use many
tools to conduct investigations!
These are just a few examples.
Can you think of others?
Let’s break this process down.

What do you wonder about this
experiment? Write your question down in
your lab journal.
 Predict  what you think will happen in the
  experiment. Write it down.
 Plan your experiment. What tools will you
  need? What are the steps? What
  questions do you want to answer. How
  will you present the information?
 Use your five senses to make careful
 observations. Record these observations
 in a science lab notebook.
 Record  all of your observations. Reflect
 on this information and think about how it
 compares to your predictions. Have you
 answered your questions? Decide on a
 way to present what you have learned
 after completing this assignment.
     about what you have observed.
 Think
 Were your predictions correct? What
 have you learned?

 Howare you going to share what you
 have learned with others?
Let’s Practice Being a Scientist!
 Go to the following site to choose an
 experiment to complete with your small
 group. You must have your lab approved
 by your teacher before you begin.

 This presentation was designed by Lee Ann Helsing.
 “How to Conduct an Experiment Using the Scientific
 Method.” August 16, 2010. Online
 video clip. Howcast. 7 August 2011.
 “Scientific Method Rap Video.” FricknFrack 1000.
 October 10, 2010. Online video clip. You Tube. 7
 August 2011.

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