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Scientific Method Terms (Grade 6)

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Scientific Method Terms

1. 
A way of learning about the natural world
  1. observing
  2. science
  3. predicting
 
2. 
The way in which scientists study the natural world
  1. evaluating
  2. scientific investigation
  3. making models
3. 
An observation that deals with numbers and amounts
  1. quantitative observation
  2. qualitative observation
  3. scientific investigation
 
4. 
Grouping together items that are alike in some ways
  1. evaluating
  2. classifying
  3. inferring
5. 
Explaining or interpreting the things one observes
  1. inferring
  2. predicting
  3. evaluating
 
6. 
Creating representations of complex objects or processes.
  1. scientific evaluation
  2. making models
  3. science
7. 
Comparing observations and data to reach a conclusion about them.
  1. evaluating
  2. predicting
  3. classifying
 
8. 
Using one or more of your senses to gather information
  1. observing
  2. classifying
  3. inferring
9. 
An observation that cannot be described or expressed in numbers
  1. quantitative observation
  2. qualitative observation
  3. inferring
 
10. 
Making a statement or claim about what will happen in the future based on past experiences or evidence.
  1. classifying
  2. predicting
  3. evaluating
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