Variables
Observations
Steps of the Scientific Method
Measurement
6th Grade Knowledge
100

What I change in an experiment.

What is the independent variable?

100

An observation that explains the quality (look) of something.

What is qualitative?

100

Before you start an experiment you have to ask a....

What is a question?

100

This tool is used to measure mass.

What is a triple beam balance (TBB)?

100

We add a 6.2 cm block to a 5.6 cm block. The block is this long.

What is 11.8 cm?

200

What I measure at the end of an experiment.

What is the dependent variable?

200

An observation that includes numbers.

What is quantitative?

200

This educated prediction is testable, starts with "If" and includes a "then".

What is a hypothesis?

200

This tool is used to measure liquid volume or volume of an irregular shaped object.

What is a graduated cylinder?

200

These are the words of H.E.R.D that represent The Highlander Way.

What are honor, effort, respect, and discipline?

300

Something that we compare our experiment to.

What is a control?

300

This is what I am practicing if I am working with dangerous materials in the lab.

What is lab safety?

300

When doing research, this word describes a resource that is trustworthy and believable.

What is credible?
300
The metric unit I measure length in

What is the cm (or m or mm)?

300

The nation that paid for Christopher Columbus to sail to the New World.

What is Spain?

400

Something that stays the same in the experiment.

What is the constant?

400

The beetle is red and black is an example of what kind of this kind of observation.

What is qualitative?
400

When you take what you observe and combine it with prior knowledge

What is an inference?

400

The metric unit I measure liquid volume in

What is ml?

400

This is the Shelburne mascot.

Who is Shelly the Highlander Cow?

500

If I add salt to water, then it will take longer to freeze, THIS is the dependent variable.

What is time it takes to freeze?

500

The football field is 91.44 m long. This is an example of this kind of observation.

What is quantitative?

500

You should do this with your experiment results, either with a lab report or presentation.

What is communicating (share) results?

500

If I add a rock to a graduated cylinder and the water rises from 10 mL to 15 mL, this is the volume of the rock...

What is 5 mL?

500

a traditional story, concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.

What is a myth?

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