Access Point #: SC.6.N.1.Pa.1

Recognize a problem related to the sixth grade curriculum, observe and explore objects or activities, and recognize a solution.
General Information
Number: SC.6.N.1.Pa.1
Category: Participatory
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Big Idea: The Practice of Science

A: Scientific inquiry is a multifaceted activity; The processes of science include the formulation of scientifically investigable questions, construction of investigations into those questions, the collection of appropriate data, the evaluation of the meaning of those data, and the communication of this evaluation.

B: The processes of science frequently do not correspond to the traditional portrayal of "the scientific method."

C: Scientific argumentation is a necessary part of scientific inquiry and plays an important role in the generation and validation of scientific knowledge.

D: Scientific knowledge is based on observation and inference; it is important to recognize that these are very different things. Not only does science require creativity in its methods and processes, but also in its questions and explanations.

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Related Courses

This access point is part of these courses.
2002040: M/J Comprehensive Science 1
2002050: M/J Comprehensive Science 1, Advanced
2001010: M/J Earth/Space Science
2001020: M/J Earth/Space Science, Advanced
2000010: M/J Life Science
2000020: M/J Life Science, Advanced
2003010: M/J Physical Science
2003020: M/J Physical Science, Advanced
1700000: M/J Research 1
7820015: Access M/J Comprehensive Science 1
2002055: M/J Comprehensive Science 1 Accelerated Honors

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Exotic Tadpole Explosion!:

Inquiry based challenge to develop a plan to investigate a large tadpole population growth in the town of Belle Pole. Students analyze preexisting data and make conclusions about the data. Student groups compare their approaches and conclusions with other student groups. A whole group discussion leads students to conclude that results often varied based on methods used to conduct the same investigation. The lesson ends with students writing a self reflection from their student group and whole group discussions.

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