Observing and Keeping Records (Lesson 7)

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Author:
Eric Gronseth
Intended Grade Level(s):
4th
5th
Subject Area(s) Covered:
Energy
solar energy generation
renewable and nonrenewable energy
electricity
light
energy transformation
photovoltaic
observations
conclusions
Estimated Activity Length:
40 min
Learning Goal(s):

Students will review scientific observations methods learned earlier and the application of those methods for the solar energy unit. Students will practice observations and data recording. Students will explain the importance of selecting useful variables from which they can collect data. Students will be prepared to implement an experiment in the classroom that they can draw conclusions from.

Students will review basic scientific observation methods and the importance of keeping and reporting accurate observations. Teacher will discuss with students the different types of variables that they can

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Analyze Data and Draw Conclusions (Lesson 5)

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Author:
Carol Patrick
Intended Grade Level(s):
4th
5th
6th
Subject Area(s) Covered:
Science
opinion
reasons
point of view
writing
analysis
qualitative
quantitative
data
cause and effect
observations
conclusions
Estimated Activity Length:
1 hour
Learning Goal(s):

Students will determine how differences between solar cars affected their functionality. Students will make claims based off of quantitative and qualitative data. Students will engage in scientific talk based off of their own observations when constructing and testing solar cars. Students will complete a journaling activity that outlines their processes relating to making conclusions.

Relevant Common Core Standard(s):
5.W.1

Students have performed the investigation and will now analyze their data. They will accomplish this through a journaling activity that requires them to use the data collected from the actual races. The will

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Analyze Data and Develop Conclusions (Lesson 9)

Solar Boat Race
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Unit:
Author:
Carol Patrick
Intended Grade Level(s):
4th
5th
6th
Subject Area(s) Covered:
Science
Energy
energy transfer
energy transformation
analysis
conclusions
writing frames
quantitative analysis
qualitative analysis
observations
writing
Estimated Activity Length:
0 sec
Learning Goal(s):

Students will analyze data from the solar boat races and develop conclusions. Students will write out their conclusions in a clear, articulate manner that demonstrates the usage of evidence from their own observations. Students will determine specific uses for quantitative vs. qualitative data in science experiments.

Students have performed the investigation. They will now analyze their data, refer to their initial predictions, and develop their conclusions. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the usefulness of

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