The 5 E’s Science Lesson. Inquiry-Based Instruction. Process Skills of Science. Concepts of Science. Science Content. Students use the process skills of science to develop an understanding of the scientific concepts. Engage. Evaluate. Explore. 5 E ’ s Science Lesson. Extend. Explain.
Concepts of Science
Students use the process skills of science to develop an understanding of the scientific concepts.
Activity which will focus student’s attention, stimulate their thinking, and access prior knowledge.
Activity which gives students time to think and investigate/test/make decisions/problem solve, and collect information.
Activity which allows students to analyze their exploration. Student’s understanding is clarified and modified through a reflective activity.
Activity which expands and solidifies student thinking and/or applies it to a real-world situation.
Activity which allows the teacher to assess student performance and/or understandings of concepts, skills, processes, and applications.
Science Lesson Planning Sheet
SKILLS AND PROCESSES STANDARD:
Students will demonstrate the thinking and acting inherent in the practice of science.
Demonstrates the ability to employ the
Demonstrates the thinking and acting inherent
language, instruments, methods, and materials
in the practice of science.
Applications of Science
Demonstrates the ability to apply science
Demonstrates the ability to use the principles
information in various situations.
of technology when exploring scientific
Testable Question(s) -
A question that can be answered through an
A statement about what may happen in the investigation based on
prior knowledge and/or evidence from previous investigations.
A testable explanation (if-then statement) based on an observation,
experience, or scientific reason including the expected cause and
effect in a given circumstance or situation.
A logical set of steps followed while completing the procedure.
All materials needed for completing the investigation are listed.
Factors in an investigation that could affect the results. The
independent variable (horizontal or x-axis) is the one variable the
investigator chooses to change. The dependent variable(s)
(vertical or y-axis) change(s) as a result or response.
Data Collection -
The results of the investigation usually recorded on a table,
graph, chart, etc.
Repeated or Multiple Trials -
Repeating the investigation several times
and using the collected data for comparing results and creating
1. A statement about the trend (general drift, tendency, or direction) of a set of
data from analyzing the data collected during the investigation
form a conclusion
2. The closing paragraph of a report including at least the investigative question,
the hypothesis, and the explanation of the results (
write a conclusion
Communicate and Discuss Results
Share your findings with others for critical analysis (peer review, conference,
presentation, etc.) Discuss conclusions with supporting evidence to identify
more investigative questions.