Exploring Science                                                Being A Scientist                                   Exploration 1

©Copyright 1997, Macro Press                                                               1                                                                                        Being A Scientist

Note:

The 2 plane designs (RM #1 &#2) are contained in the file “Investigating How Airplanes Work” on this web site.

SCIENTISTS CONTROL VARIABLES

Thematic Emphasis:

SCALE AND STRUCTURE

TECHNOLOGY

Sub-themes: Systems and Interactions, Patterns of ChangeSCIENTISTS CONTROL VARIABLES

 

 

Thematic Emphasis:

SCALE AND STRUCTURE

TECHNOLOGY

Sub-themes: Systems and Interactions, Patterns of Change

Science Concepts:

1. Scientists seek consistent results.

2. Scientists control variables.

3. Scientists use tools.

 

Scientific Thinking Processes:

Observing Communicating Comparing Recording

Relating Categorizing Inferring Applying

NOTES:                                         Materials:                                    Per Student                                 SCIENTIST'S NOTEBOOK             ER #1, Flight Test                    M #9, T CHART                    STUDENT TEXT                         2 copies GM-21

Per Research Team           GLIDERS from Exploration#1 RM-3, Launch Station         lidded paper box (shoe box)tape                                      scissors                                rubber bands                      paper clip                          measuring tool (20 ft.)     (from prior exploration)

Per Teacher                         Arrange to use a larger    space than your classroom for flying                                  ER #1, Flight Test                 GM #9, T CHART                 STUDENT TEXT                         2 copies GM-21

 

 

Vocabulary: variable repeatability control thrust angle

Key Question:

HOW CAN VARIABLES BE CONTROLLED?