Science Skills

We will use these skills in our science class and many are used by everyone in daily living. Before going on we should consider the definitions for these science skills:

Estimate
To determine roughly the amount or value.
Measure
Determine by comparison with a defined criteria. For example, measuring the volume of milk with a measuring cup.
Observe
Using your senses to gather information. Accurate written records should be kept.
Infer
Using your observations to make a decision, give an explanation or interpreting the observations.
Predict
Making an inference about a future event based upon current observations or past experience.
Classify
Grouping items by some common attribute (by ways the items are alike).
Models
Representations of a complex object or process. These can be pictures, drawings, written or mathematical descriptions.
Communication
Sharing ideas and information.
Analyze
Looking for trends or patterns. To determine the nature of a subject by examining the subject's separate parts and their relationships.