The Conclusions-Evidence-Reasoning (C-E-R) learning strategy provides students with a framework in which to use evidence from an inquiry process together with inference and reason to develop conclusions about an inquiry.
If you and your students wish to extend the Tomatosphere™ program to include additional plant-based inquiries or if you plan to grow the tomato plants until they produce fruit, follow these transplanting and growing recommendations.
The skill of using appropriate vocabulary involves exploring new vocabulary in context and developing the ability to use vocabulary to communicate thinking and learning.
The skill of recording involves the documenting and preserving of data and observations in a variety of forms for the purpose of capturing information for later analysis.
The skill of predicting involves forecasting what is believed will occur in the future. Predictions should be based on student’s prior knowledge, experiences, observations and research.
The skill of planning involves identifying methods, materials and a sequence of events to reach goals, complete projects or accomplish tasks.
The skill of observing involves using the senses, as appropriate, to find out about the characteristics, properties and attributes of objects, places and events.
The skill of displaying data involves organizing and presenting data collected during an inquiry in various visual forms for the purpose of summarizing results and deriving conclusions.
The skill of making conclusions involves connecting the data gathered in an inquiry back to the question and hypothesis that formed the basis of the inquiry.
Tomato plants belong to the plant group known as flowering plants or angiosperms. Flowers are important for reproduction and the production of seeds.
Because the ISS is dependent on Earth for its full life support needs, it is an open system. Scientists are working on creating a closed system using machinery and programs to recycle and reuse matter to maintain a supply of air, water, and food independent from Earth.
Eating is one of life’s great pleasures, even when orbiting 400 kilometres above the surface of the Earth. Learn how NASA is feeding today’s astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) and see how they plan to feed tomorrow’s astronauts on a mission to Mars.
This YouTube video, by a teacher, explains the purpose of a hypothesis and how to construct one.
This YouTube video, from It’s Okay to Be Smart (PBS), explains the difference between the terms fact, theory, hypothesis and law in science.
This YouTube video, from teacher Courtney Mann, has information about creating well-defined, testable questions.