Science Evidence K-5

Category State
Evidence­Evidence consists of observations and data on which to base scientific explanations. The goal is to help students use evidence to understand interactions and predict changes
State Indicator Fact, Concept, Generalization Winnebago Indicator Activity Evaluation Levels
kindergarten .
  • Observation helps us learn.
  • Inquiry starts with observation.
  • Practice helps us to be better observers.
  • Observations help understand interactions and predict change.
  • Predictions are guesses based on what people know.
  • If people didn't have previous experiences, then there prediction is a "wild guess".
  • Pictures can be used to represent features of objects being described.
  • Recording observations helps remember specific information.
  • Observations are used to help make explanations.
  • When people disagree on observational data, they usually make more observations to increase the reliability of their observations.
  • Observation, creativity, and logical argument are used to explain how things work.
  • The more experience or data a person has the better prediction they are likely to make
  • The way a system works can be used to describe and explain what it is (operational definition).
  • Evidence is something that is observed and can be used to understand what is happening and make predictions about future changes.
  • Events can be classified as probable, improbable, possible, or impossible.
  • Records need to be kept during investigations and not created or altered later.
  • Collect, manipulate, and analyze data from an experiment.
  • Evidence gathered from an investigation is used to develop a scientific explanation.
  • Collecting data helps create explanations.

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