Topics: Scientific method, Hypothesis, Observation Pages: 2 (441 words) Published: March 10, 2013
Cognitive and practical process skills that learners will be able to develop in Natural Sciences| Topic-| 1. Accessing and recalling information – being able to use a variety of sources to acquire information, and toremember relevant facts and key ideas, and to build a conceptual framework| | 2. Observing – noting in detail objects, organisms and events| | 3. Comparing – noting similarities and differences between things| | 4. Measuring – using measuring instruments such as rulers, thermometers, clocks and syringes (for volume)| | 5. Sorting and classifying – applying criteria in order to sort items into a table, mind-map, key, list or other format| | 6. Identifying problems and issues – being able to articulate the needs and wants of people in society| | 7. Raising questions – being able to think of, and articulate relevant questions about problems, issues, andnatural phenomena| | 8. Predicting – stating, before an investigation, what you think the results will be for that particular investigation| | 9. Hypothesizing – putting forward a suggestion or possible explanation to account for certain facts. A hypothesisis used as a basis for further investigation which will prove or disprove the hypothesis| | 10. Planning investigations – thinking through the method for an activity or investigation in advance. Identifyingthe need to make an investigation a fair test by keeping some things (variables) the same whilst other thingswill vary| | 11. Doing investigations – this involves carrying out methods using appropriate apparatus and equipment, andcollecting data by observing and comparing, measuring and estimating, sequencing, or sorting and classifying.Sometimes an investigation has to be repeated to verify the results.| | 12. Recording information – recording data from an investigation in a systematic way, including drawings,descriptions, tables and graphs| | 13. Interpreting information – explaining what the results of an...
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