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Steps of the Scientific Method

Steps of the Scientific Method
Please ensure you have JavaScript enabled in your browser. If you leave JavaScript disabled, you will only access a portion of the content we are providing. <a href="/science-fair-projects/javascript_help.php">Here's how.</a> What is the Scientific Method? The scientific method is a process for experimentation that is used to explore observations and answer questions. Even though we show the scientific method as a series of steps, keep in mind that new information or thinking might cause a scientist to back up and repeat steps at any point during the process. Whether you are doing a science fair project, a classroom science activity, independent research, or any other hands-on science inquiry understanding the steps of the scientific method will help you focus your scientific question and work through your observations and data to answer the question as well as possible. Educator Tools for Teaching the Scientific Method Related:  0018 Understand concepts related to scientific knowledge and inqCurricular Role of the School Librarian

What is the Correlation of Science with other Subjects? Correlation of Science with other Subjects As known that for over all development of the students, various subjects are being included in the curriculum. These subjects are not selected on ad-hoc basis, but this decision is taken after proper consideration and analysation. Generally those subjects are included in the curriculum which is found to be complementary to each other, as the main objective of all of them is to achieve set objective of education that is to bring about over all development of the students. Science is quite a complex and vast kind of subject, because of which the task of correlating it with other subjects of curriculum seems to be quite an easy task. Deliberate effort should be done by the science teacher to bring about co-relation in between the science and other subjects of the curriculum, which are being imparted to the students. Science and Language: To co-relate science with language subjects, students can be asked to write essays on some scientific topic.

Introduction to the Scientific Method Introduction to the Scientific Method The scientific method is the process by which scientists, collectively and over time, endeavor to construct an accurate (that is, reliable, consistent and non-arbitrary) representation of the world. Recognizing that personal and cultural beliefs influence both our perceptions and our interpretations of natural phenomena, we aim through the use of standard procedures and criteria to minimize those influences when developing a theory. As a famous scientist once said, "Smart people (like smart lawyers) can come up with very good explanations for mistaken points of view." I. 1. 2. 3. 4. If the experiments bear out the hypothesis it may come to be regarded as a theory or law of nature (more on the concepts of hypothesis, model, theory and law below). II. As just stated, experimental tests may lead either to the confirmation of the hypothesis, or to the ruling out of the hypothesis. Error in experiments have several sources. III. IV. V. VI. VII. 1. 2. 3.

לנסות בבית - בובת אלקטרוסקופ מה רואים? בקבוק קנקל שקוף ובתוכו תלויה בובה העשויה מחוט ברזל. ידי הבובה ורגליה עשויים מניר אלומיניום ("ניר כסף") דק. כאשר מקרבים מוט או סרגל פלסטי לפקק של הבקבוק הבובה מתחילה להזיז את הידיים והרגליים ו"לרקוד". מה לוקחים? בקבוק קנקל שקוף, רחוץ ומיובש היטב ופקק פלסטי תואם.חוט ברזל דק (בקוטר חצי עד אחד מ"מ).ניר אלומיניום דק מהסוג שמשתמשים במטבח, או סתם ניר עטיפה של שוקולדים. כך בונים: חותכים חתיכת חוט ברזל באורך של כחצי מאורך הבקבוק. איפה כאן המדע? הבובה שבנינו היא בעצם גרסה משופרת של מכשיר היסטורי למדידת חשמל סטטי הנקרא: "אלקטרוסקופ". חשמל סטטי (בניגוד לזרם חשמלי) הוא שם כללי למטענים חשמליים הקבועים במקום ואינם זורמים (הם סטטיים). עקרון הפעולה של האלקטרוסקופ פשוט למדי: מטען חשמלי המגיע לחוט הברזל "זורם" לאורך החוט לכל חלקי הבובה ומטעין אותם (ראו באיור למעלה). במכשירים המדעיים הוסיפו לוח שנתות לפני עלי ניר האלומיניום ובהתאם לזווית שבה התרחקו זה מזה אפשר היה לדעת מה עוצמת המיטען החשמלי. כדי "ליצר" את החשמל הסטטי אנו משפשפים שני חומרים שונים זה מזה. מה עוד? בחזרה לרשימת הניסויים

Six Thinking Hats Six Thinking Hats is a book by Edward de Bono which describes a tool for group discussion and individual thinking involving six colored hats. "Six Thinking Hats" and the associated idea parallel thinking provide a means for groups to plan thinking processes in a detailed and cohesive way, and in doing so to think together more effectively.[2] Underlying principles[edit] The premise of the method is that the human brain thinks in a number of distinct ways which can be deliberately challenged, and hence planned for use in a structured way allowing one to develop tactics for thinking about particular issues. de Bono identifies six distinct directions in which the brain can be challenged. Since the hats do not represent natural modes of thinking, each hat must be used for a limited time only. A compelling example presented is sensitivity to "mismatch" stimuli. Six distinct directions are identified and assigned a color. Managing Blue - what is the subject? Strategies and programs[edit]

The Great Question Press Why should teachers nurture potent questioning skills and behaviors? As a practical matter, students need to be able to read between the lines, infer meaning, draw conclusions from disparate clues and avoid the traps of presumptive intelligence, bias and predisposition. They need these thinking skills to score well on increasingly tough school tests, but more importantly, they need these skills to score well on the increasingly baffling tests of life . . . how to vote? how to work? how to love? Drill and practice combined with highly scripted lessons stressing patterns and prescriptions amount to mental robbery - setting low standards for disadvantaged students so they end up incapable of thought or success on demanding tests. This approach contributes to high dropout and attrition rates - early school departures and millions of children left behind.

Global Connections . Science and Technology Cellular phones, for example, are increasingly popular in the Middle East, providing telephone access in more remote communities as well as in crowded urban areas. Wireless service bypasses the difficult and expensive requirements for laying out and maintaining telephone cables. Satellite television news stations like Al-Jazeera provide new and varied sources of information to people in the Middle East who once had access only to government-controlled media. Internet cafes have sprung up in major cities and in regional centers throughout the Middle East, providing access to news and information for people who cannot afford to buy a computer themselves. Oil-poor countries do not have the economic resources to take advantage of these new technologies. Back to top Related sites Gunning for Saddam: Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction: shows/gunning/etc/arsenal.htmlA summary of Iraq's development of biological and chemical weapons Related topics

Interactive Practice on Physical vs. Chemical Properties Review of Chemical vs. Physical Properties and Changes Chemical vs. Chemical properties are properties of an element or compound in chemical reactions. Physical properties are properties of an element or compound that can be observed without a chemical reaction of the substance. Chemical vs. In a physical change , the substances are not altered chemically, but merely changed to another phase (i.e. gas, liquid, solid) or separated or combined. In a chemical change , the substances are altered chemically and display different physical and chemical properties after the change. Practice on Identifying Chemical and Physical Properties Water boils at 100 degrees Celcius. Diamonds are capable of cutting glass. Practice on Identifying Chemical and Physical Changes Dry ice, solid carbon dioxide, is sublimed at room temperature. Salt is dissolved in water. Identifying Different types of Matter.

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My Maps Questioning Toolkit Essential Questions These are questions which touch our hearts and souls. They are central to our lives. They help to define what it means to be human. Most important thought during our lives will center on such essential questions. What does it mean to be a good friend? If we were to draw a cluster diagram of the Questioning Toolkit, Essential Questions would be at the center of all the other types of questions. All the other questions and questioning skills serve the purpose of "casting light upon" or illuminating Essential Questions. Most Essential Questions are interdisciplinary in nature. Essential Questions probe the deepest issues confronting us . . . complex and baffling matters which elude simple answers: Life - Death - Marriage - Identity - Purpose - Betrayal - Honor - Integrity - Courage - Temptation - Faith - Leadership - Addiction - Invention - Inspiration. Essential Questions are at the heart of the search for Truth. Essential Questions offer the organizing focus for a unit.

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