Friday, September 12, 2014

Procedure Writing

Today we learned about the essential components of a procedure for an investigation!  When students write procedures, they must include all of the following: "Gather materials"(ALWAYS step 1), logical numbered steps, manipulated/independent variable, responding/dependent variable, controlled variables, the phrase "record data"(after any measurements), multiple trials must be represented.

The following is an example of a procedure.

Investigative Question:  How does the amount of peanut butter affect the time it takes to eat a cracker?

1.  Gather materials
2.  Place 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter on a saltine cracker
3.  Eat the cracker while timing how long it takes to eat in seconds.
4.  Record data
5.  Repeat steps 2-4 2 more times
6.  Repeat steps 2-5 using 1 teaspoon of peanut butter
7.  Repeat steps 2-5 using 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter

Quiz on Monday!  

The following link will take you to the study guide!  It is 13 questions, multiple choice.  Also, if you haven't signed up for Remind yet, check out the page on this blog with information on how to do that! Have a great weekend!

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