Observing and Keeping Records

Grades:
4-5
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.
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Lesson Number:
7
Pedagogy & Practice:
Author:
Eric Gronseth
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Estimated Activity Length:
40 min

Analyze Data and Draw Conclusions

Grades:
4-6
Energy Content:
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.
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Lesson Number:
5
Author:
Carol Patrick
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Estimated Activity Length:
1 hour
Solar Boat Race

Analyze Data and Develop Conclusions

Grades:
4-6
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.
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