Your 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will love learning about the Nature of Science and scientific method as well as the differences between qualitative vs quantitative observations. with these engaging scientific method hands-on foldables, activities, and exit slip. This scientific method activity also focuses on verified observations versus personal opinions. Very little prep is required to teach this Nature of Science lesson where students learn how to correctly make qualitative vs quantitative observations. The scientific method activity download includes learning goals, specific teacher directions, no-prep printable notes, two observation activities and even a quick assessment. Ditch the typical scientific method worksheets and turn your science class into a hands-on learning environment with thee qualitative vs quantitative activities!
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Qualitative vs Quantitative Observations
- Teacher Direction page
- Foldable Notes: Opinion vs Observation and Qualitative vs Quantitative Observations
- Activity #1: Personal Opinion vs. Verified Observations
- Activity #2: Qualitative Observations vs Quantitative Observations
- Quick Assessment/Exit Slip (3 choices)
- Mastery Checklist
- Answer Key
Use this activity as a part of your Nature of Science Unit or just as a fun experiment to introduce quantitative vs qualitative observations. This activity is perfect for whole class science lessons, science test prep, small group instruction and even as a part of centers. Fill your science lesson plans with this fun and engaging lesson.
The best part is that these scientific method activities can be completed with basic supplies/materials from around your classroom or house! View the Preview to find out exactly what this Nature of Science resource includes.
Florida Science Standards Covered:
SC.5.N.1.1 Define a problem, use appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding, plan and carry out scientific investigations of various types such as: systematic observations, experiments requiring the identification of variables, collecting and organizing data, interpreting data in charts, tables, and graphics, analyze information, make predictions, and defend conclusions.
SC.5.N.1.6 Recognize and explain the difference between personal opinion/interpretation and verified observation
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Standards Covered:
SCI.5.2.C The student is expected to collect and record information using detailed observations and accurate measuring.
SCI.5.2.D The student is expected to analyze and interpret information to construct reasonable explanations from direct and indirect evidence
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