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