The skills are the same, whether you are studying Math, Reading, Science or detective work. Already, you are hearing words like inference and prediction in each of these subjects, and we keep emphasizing the idea that these inferences and predictions must always be proven using evidence.
Any detective worth his salt will use scientific processes in his/her reasoning. You will need to learn these skills before we proceed.
Officially, when it comes to Science, there are six basic processes:
Soon, you will be given instruction for using some of these processes for yourself while studying rocks and minerals. Before you do, consider the following explanations:
In addition to processes, where Science is concerned, safety rules MUST BE FOLLOWED! Let's make this very clear: if you fail to follow the rules, you will not continue to participate in Science activities.