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MOST HOLY ROSARY PAROCHIAL SCHOOL

Convento St., Brgy. Talolong Lopez, Quezon

EXPLORING LIFE THROUGH SCIENCE

Name: ____________________________________
Grade Level and Section: Grade 7- San Lorenzo Ruiz
Subject: Science
Time Allotted: 1 week

CONTENT
MODULE 1: Scientific Investigations

MODULE 1: SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS


QUARTER 1

OBJECTIVES
At the end of this module, you will be able to:
 Describe the components of a scientific investigation
 Recognize the attributes of different scientists in their certain fields
 Identify the different methods use in scientific investigation

HOOK

OPENING PRAYER
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning is now and will be forever. Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Share your ideas or practices about the following questions. Write your answers in the spaces provided.
1. What main steps do you take when solving everyday problems?

2. How do you think are your steps like or different from how scientific problems are solved?

3. Do you ever feel like you are a scientist when solving your problems?

LALAINE 1

Yes! It is going to be hard, but it is going to be worth it!


ENGAGE

When scientists become curious about the things around them, they start to observe and think, then
experiment, measure, discuss, and conclude. They follow a relatively similar thinking and process framework. However,
common people may be similar to or different from the way scientists do. Whoever does the problem-solving, when a
problem is solved logically and systematically, the method is described to be scientific.

THE SCIENTIST

What attributes do scientists possess? Scientists have set of attributed that somehow differentiates them from
laymen. These attributed explain their similar thinking process, behavior, and how they do science.

TASK 1A: DO YOU KNOW ME?

Can you recognize the persons shown below? What do you think made them successful in their respective
fields?

TASK 1B: FIND THE ATTRIBUTES!

LALAINE 2

Yes! It is going to be hard, but it is going to be worth it!


Find nine attributes of a scientist in the word grid below. Words are spelled either horizontally,
vertically, or backward. Encircle or highlight each word.

C U R I O U S D A A
A B E R O S Y O U T What words did you find from the word grid? Explain why
K A Y L E L S E L S each word is a desirable attribute of a scientist?
E S C R E A T I V E
T H I N G S E V E N
N A I V E S M L E O
E N D E A R A O T H
I D L E R N T G O A
T E D I O U I I S G
A R T I S T C C A R
P A T I E N C A R E
P A T H U M B L E S
R E A C T I O N E S
I C R I T I C A L I
O P E N M I N D E D

Have you found the word curious? Scientists are curious. They always want to know about the things around
them and why things occur the way they do. Curiosity drives scientists to conduct experiments and seek
answers to their questions.
READ Aside from the attributes that you have noted from the word grid, scientists are also hardworking, critical
thinkers, and have a sustained interest to search for truth through scientific experimentations and deductions.
When you acquire these scientific attitudes, who knows, you can be a famous scientist someday!

TASK 1C: DOING SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS

1. Get a broken toy or non-operating device or gadget in your house.


2. If you are to repair the object, how will you start repairing it? What steps will you take? Write the things
that you will do?

When you perform a scientific investigation, you experience doing science in its truest sense. You get
the opportunity to act and think like a scientist. Scientists conduct thorough investigation of the surroundings
to solve problems that concern and impact society. These endeavors are generally aimed to benefit
READ humankind.
In doing these investigations, scientists follow a systematic process called the scientific method. This
method is useful in solving not only problems in the sciences, but in other aspects of human endeavor as well.
In a scientific investigation, some factors are either observed, manipulated, or measured. These
factors are called variables. When the variable is to be manipulated or changed by the experimenter, it is referred to as the
independent variable. The outcome or the observed effect of manipulating the independent variable is referred to as the
dependent variable.

LALAINE 3

Yes! It is going to be hard, but it is going to be worth it!


How does the Scientific Method happen?

 Identifying the Problem- The scientific methods aim to answer an identified problem. A good scientific problem is
clear, concise, specific, and verifiable.
 Formulating a hypothesis- After the problem has been identified, a tentative answer can be formulated. This
intelligent guess, which is based on known facts, is called a hypothesis.
 Experimenting, Observing, and Gathering Data- Experimentation is done to test the hypothesis. An experimental
design should identify the variables to be controlled, manipulated, and observed. It should also outline the procedure
to be followed by the experimenter. During experimentation, careful and objective observations must be done.
Observation involves obtaining information about objects, situations, or events using the senses. It may also entail
taking measurements. Both qualitative and quantitative observations are parts of the data gathered during
experimentation. Data gathering or data collection is an essential task for an investigation to be scientific. It includes
further application of the various science process skills. These data establish the experimental results as reliable and
valid.
 Making a Conclusion- making a conclusion starts with the interpretation of the data gathered. This means that the
raw data are processed and organized to be more compact and meaningful which will help answer the problem. A
conclusion is a direct response to the problem under investigation. It states whether the hypothesis for the problem
at hand is confirmed or disproved.

ACTIVITY

Observe: Walking through the garden, a group of students was talking about their
investigatory project. They observed that there was an area in the garden where the soil was dry and
only a few plants were growing. In another section of the garden, many plants were growing well in
the soil that was dark and moist. “What made the two types of soil different?” they wondered.
Write about what the students did about the situation using the Scientific Method.

Identify the
Problem

Formulating a
Hypothesis

Experimenting, Observing
and Gathering Data

Making a Conclusion

REFLECTION
LALAINE 4

Yes! It is going to be hard, but it is going to be worth it!


As a student, your ability to do the way scientists do science depends on your skills in identifying a researchable
problem and following through the other steps of the scientific method. Are you now convinced that doing science the way
scientists do is interesting and exciting? Share your insights below.

Now that you are able to understand more deeply the lesson, think of a situation where you applied the
TRANSFER
scientific method. Write what you did about the situation.

LALAINE 5

Yes! It is going to be hard, but it is going to be worth it!