1. Topic-
The Practice of Science - Big Idea
2. Content-
Steps of the Scientific Method
Scientific Argumentation
Scientific Knowledge
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
A. Students will recognize the concepts of conducting a scientific experiment,and the steps that it includes. Hence, they will the reason why scientific argumentation plays an important role in the creating and validation of scientific knowledge.

B. Scientific knowledge is based on observation and inference;Students will identify the difference between the two.
Students will also recognize that not only does science require creativity in its methods and processes, but also in its questions and explanations.
4. Objectives-
A. Students will complete reading from the newspaper article.
B. Students will answer various questions throughout. They will also work in groups to develop a hypothesis regarding how the animals being imported can be victims of animal cruelty.

C. Students will practice observing and making inferences.
5. Materials and Aids-
Newspaper article
PowerPoint Presentation
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Hello Students! today we will be covering a lesson called: " The principles of science" I'm going to ask you a couple of questions that will introduce what we will learn today:

1.What is an experiment?

2.Why do we conduct experiments?

3.What is an investigation?

4.How do we conduct investigations and generate explanations based on the evidence?

5.What is an observation?

6.What is an inference?

7.How do we use tools and observations to compile evidence?

8.Why is it important to compare results and repeat experiments?

B. Development-

1.Define Key words together as a class.

2.Explain the scientific method step by step.

3. Explain the role of scientific argumentation in a scientific inquiry.

C. Practice-

1.I will choose a part of the article to explain an experiment.
2.as a class we will identify all the steps of the experiment that took place.
3.get in groups

D. Independent Practice-

1.Identify an observation in the article.

2.Identify an inference in the article.

3.Come up with a scientific argument to the original hypothesis.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Students may select another part of the article to answer their questions.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.walk around the classroom making sure students questions are answered.

2.Review work in class.
3.questioning method

G. Closure-

Answer student's questions.
7. Evaluation-
Mix and match sheet.

Random selection questioning

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