MYP 6.1.4: Observation - can we trust our senses?
A very important part of experimental skills is the observation phase. How good are we at observing?
How easy it is to miss important details, or even very obvious details if we are not aware.
Observation test video 1 (1min 54s)
And once we have observed something how good are we at recording accurately that which we have observed?
And how good are we at communicating our observations to other people?
Game - French whispers, 3 teams of 4 or 5
Each team has to pass a message along from one end of the chain to the other. The first member is allowed to read the message from the teacher's prompt. The last member has to write the message down. The messages are then checked against the original and points awarded by the teacher.
The messages should be easy at first with increasing difficulty in terms of numbers and arrangement. Common terms should be used.
Level 1 : Peter was given the orange by John to take to the football match
Level 2 : Peter's brother Eric gave John's brother Simon an Orange instead of an Apple to take to the Party.
Discussion - What can we see?
Science Spotlight 7: p6 - Lighted candle
Skills: Carrying a lighted splint
How many pieces of evidence are there that a chemical reaction has taken place?
Science Spotlight 7: p180-3
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