Sense of Data
1.) Start by posting a large sheet of butcher paper in front of the class and list these categories:
2.) Have students review and discuss the information on the chart and do the following:
3. If you have information on scientists' conclusions or explanations of the same event or phenomena, share them with the class. Ask, How do these ideas compare with yours? What new questions does it raise?
A generalization applies to a large number of cases (e.g., Robins
fly south in the winter). An explanation describes a relationship
between two or more variables (e.g., Changes in wind direction
affected the eagles' flight patterns).