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  • 5th Grade Science

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    • Topic
      1

      Intro to Science


      • Topic
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        Variables



        The variables unit helps students discover relationships through controlled experimentation. Students will fling, fly, float, and flip objects as they discover and investigate. 


        Unit: Variables


        Standard: 


        • Recognize that when scientific investigations are replicated they generally produce the same results, and when results differ significantly, it is important to investigate what may have caused such differences. For example: Measurement errors, equipment failures, or uncontrolled variables.

        • Understand that different explanations for the same observations usually lead to making more observations and trying to resolve the differences.  

        • Generate a scientific question and plan an appropriate scientific investigation, such as systematic observations, field studies, open-ended exploration or controlled experiments to answer the question.

        • Identify and collect relevant evidence, make systematic observations and accurate measurements, and identify variables in a scientific investigation.

        • Conduct or critique an experiment, noting when the experiment might not be fair because some of the things that might change the outcome are not kept the same, or that the experiment isn't repeated enough times to provide valid results.

        • Use appropriate tools and techniques in gathering, analyzing and interpreting data. For example: Spring scale, metric measurements, tables, mean/median/range, spreadsheets, and appropriate graphs,


        Learning Goal:


        • I will understand and explain why variables can change the outcomes of experiments.


        • I can identify a problem and use the scientific method to form the most complete answer.


        • I will be able to collect evidence, make observations and accurate measurements, and identify variables in an experiments.


        • I will be able to understand that in order to have valid results to an experiment, the variables must be set up properly.


        • I will be able to explain, analyze, and use various tools and techniques in gathering scientific information.


        • I will recognize the importance of observation and explanations of what was observed.


        Learning Progression (Formal Scale):

        4


        I understand the goals in #3 and create, plan, record, and conclude with my own experiment. I follow the scientific method and create a poster to present to the class showing my investigation.


        3


        • I will understand and explain why variables can change the outcomes of experiments.


        • I can identify a problem and use the scientific method to form the most complete answer.


        • I will be able to collect evidence, make observations and accurate measurements, and identify variables in an experiments.


        • I will be able to understand that in order to have valid results to an experiment, the variables must be set up properly.


        • I will be able to explain, analyze, and use various tools and techniques in gathering scientific information.


        • I will recognize the importance of observation and explanations of what was observed.


        2

        I am able to tell you the steps of the scientific method but not in order.


        I am able to follow instructions and partner up and complete an experiment.


        I know the importance of controlling variables.











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        With help, some success at levels 2 or 3


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        Even with help, not yet ☺





















































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        Ecosystems

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          Health & Wellness