This resource was made to teach the Virginia 5.1 Scientific Investigation Standards.
The standard states:
The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations
a) items such as rocks, minerals, and organisms are identified using various classification keys;
b) estimates are made and accurate measurements of length, mass, volume, and temperature are made in metric units using proper tools;
c) estimates are made and accurate measurements of elapsed time are made using proper tools;
d) hypotheses are formed from testable questions;
e) independent and dependent variables are identified;
f) constants in an experimental situation are identified;
g) data are collected, recorded, analyzed, and communicated using proper graphical representations and metric measurements;
h) predictions are made using patterns from data collected, and simple graphical data are generated;
i) inferences are made and conclusions are drawn;
j) models are constructed to clarify explanations, demonstrate relationships, and solve needs; and
k) current applications are used to reinforce science concepts.
Currently, this product includes the scientific method foldable, variables notepages, graphs/graphing activity, observations/predictions and scientific vs non-scientific statements to introduce students to the basics of Science. This is a growing product and will be added to in the future.