26 October 2009

Science Process Skills

1. Observation
- using 5 senses
2. Classifying
- grouping objects based on similarities or certain criterion
3. Measuring and using numbers
- able to count and compare quantity of items in different groups
4. Making inferences
- using information from observations to make reasonable early conclusions
- making various possible interpretations from a single observation

5. Predicting
6. Communicating
- using word or graphic symbols such as tables, graphs, figures, or models to describe an action, object or event
7. Using space time relationship
- describing changes in parameter with time. Examples of parameters are location, direction, shape, size, volume, weight and mass
8. Interpreting data
- giving rational explanations about an object, event or pattern derived from collected data
- data can be a table, graph or pictograph

9. Definining operationally
- defining all variables as they are used in an experiment by describing what be done and what should be observed
10. Controlling variables
- state fixed variable, manipulated variable and responding variable in an investigation
11. Making hypothesis
- making a general statement about the relationship between a manipulated variable and a responding variable to explain a observation or event. The statement can be tested to determine its validity
12. Experimenting
- planning and conducting activities to test a hypotheses. These activities includes collecting, analysing and interpreting data and making conclusions

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