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Fig.5 A Scientist working in a Laboratory
22vi.Formulating ModelsCreating a mental or physical model of a process or event is what counts as “formulatingmodels”. Drawing a diagram; producing a picture that illustrates information about icecube melting; writing to describe how the process of evaporation and condensation inter-relate in the water cycle, illustrating by analogy.Science Process SkillsProcess ofScienceCompetency IndicatorsObservingobserve objects or events in a variety of ways using one ormore of the sensesidentify properties of an object, i.e. shape, color, size, andtexture.use indirect methods, i.e. hand lenses, microscopes,thermometers, to observe objects and events.observe objects or events by counting, comparing, estimatingand measuring.Classifyingidentify properties useful for classifying objectsgroup objects by their properties or similarities and differencesconstruct and use classification systemsInferringsuggest explanations for events based on observationsdistinguish between an observation and an inferencePredictingforecast a future event based on prior experience, i.e.observations, inferences or experiments.Measuringcompare and order objects by length, area, weight, volume, etc.measure properties of objects or events by using standardized unitsof measure.measure volume, mass, weight, temperature, area, length, and timeusing appropriate units and appropriate measuring instruments.Communicatingconstruct and use written reports, drawings, diagrams, graphs, orcharts to transmit information learned from science experimentsverbally ask questions about, discuss, explain, or report observations.afteraninvestigation,reportthequestiontested,theexperimental design used, results, and conclusions drawn, usingtables and graphs where appropriate.UsingSpace/TimeRelationsdescribe an object's position, i.e., above, below, beside, etc. inrelation to other objectsdescribe the motion, direction, spatial arrangement, symmetry,and shape of an object compared to another object.
23DefiningOperationallystate definitions of objects or events in terms of what the objectis doing or what is occurring in the eventstate definitions of objects or events based on observablecharacteristicsFormulatingHypothesesidentify questions or statements which can and cannot be testeddesign statements, i.e., questions, inferences, predictions, whichcan be tested by an experiment.Experimentingdesign an investigation to test a hypothesisconduct simple experimentsrecognize limitations of methods and tools used in experiments,i.e., experimental errorutilize safe procedures while conducting investigations.RecognizingVariablesidentify the manipulated (independent) variable, responding(dependent)variable,andvariables-held-constantinanexperiment.

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