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Upper Elementary Science - II
1.3 Scientific Processes - 3

Scientific processes include:
  • Classifying
  • Sequencing
  • Communicating
  • Inferring
Classifying: Classifying is the process of sorting objects or events into groups based on common features. When classifying, first observe the objects or events to be classified. Then, select one feature that is shared by some members in the group but not by all. Place those members that share that feature into a subgroup. You can classify members into smaller and smaller subgroups based on characteristics.

Sequencing: A sequence is an arrangement of things or events in a particular order. When you are asked to sequence objects or events within a group, figure out what comes first, and then think about what should come second. Continue to choose objects or events until all of the objects you started out with are in order. Then, go back over the sequence to make sure each thing or event in your sequence logically leads to the next. A sequence with which you are most familiar is the use of alphabetical order. Another example of sequence would be the steps in a recipe. Think about baking bread. Steps in the recipe have to be followed in order for the bread to turn out right.

Communicating: The communication of ideas is an important part of our everyday lives. Whether reading a book, writing a letter, or watching a television program, people everywhere are expressing opinions and sharing information with one another.

Inferring: Scientists often make inferences based on their observations. An inference is an attempt to explain or interpret observations or to say what caused what you observed. When making an inference, be certain to use accurate data and observations. Analyze all of the data that you've collected. Then, based on everything you know, explain or interpret what you've observed.

Directions: Answer the following questions.
Q 1: Two people are talking to one another on the phone. This is an example of-

Q 2: A _________ is an arrangement of things or events in a particular order.

Q 3: Groups and sub groups of events or objects are formed to do which of the following?

Q 4: An _____________ is an attempt to explain or interpret observations.

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