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Elementary Science Experiments: Analyzing Data to Make Predictions



Published by Irene Taylor on Smashwords



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Copyright © 2012 by Irene Taylor

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Table of Contents
Curriculum Statement
Introduction
General Experiment Information
Chapter 1: Drip, Drip, Drip
Chapter 2: Counting Pages
Chapter 3: Measuring Volume
Chapter 4: How Far Can You Jump?
Chapter 5: Trash Toss
Glossary
About Irene Taylor



Curriculum Statement

The activities included in this ebook are appropriate for students in grades 4-6. They will provide experiences in working with data and making predictions, which can be correlated to the areas of Science and Mathematics. These activities may be done in sequence to explore many aspects of making predictions, or may be done separately to illustrate one aspect of the data collection and prediction process.

Introduction

Every scientist conducts experiments and every experiment provides a piece of information or knowledge. Whether the scientist is a chemist who is experimenting with how different amounts of the same chemicals react; an economist who observes the effect of inflation on employment; or a meteorologist who researches the likelihood of tornadoes affecting certain areas, each advances his/her efforts by carefully recording and displaying the observations that are made. In the end, the scientist is able to better understand the world in which we live.

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