Presents the relationships of facts, explanations, and opinions in science.
Video lecture on the difference between fact and opinion.
Explains how we use the scientific method and goes through the different steps in a simple and easy to understand way.
Lesson Plan Topics: Facts vs. Opinion, Evaluating scientific explanations. Includes hook with think, pair-share, class discussion, science inquiry in mixed-ability groups, and extensions.
A lesson about the difference of how to distinguish what is science versus non-science. The six criteria are explained as to what makes science distinguishable: consistent, observable, natural, predictable, testable, and tentative. Each criteria is provided with a discussion to have with students.
Quiz on Scientific Explanations and Interpretations
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Scientific Explanations and Interpretations.
To emphasize students’ understanding of key words and practice applying the definitions of the vocabulary words to examples and drawings using the Frayer Model.
To distinguish between general academic words and words that are specific to science using Academic vs. Content Vocabulary.
Students explore the evolving understanding of science through the dwarf planet Pluto.
Great intermediate examples of scientific explanations that align with Common Core.
Illustrated mind map for Scientific Explanations and Interpretations.
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