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ASET!Science!&!Engineering!Practices!(SEP)!Tool:!Planning!and!Carrying!out!Investigations!
Name!or!ID:!
Lesson/Unit!Title:!
Intended!grade:!
SEP 3
Planning and Carrying out Investigations: Scientists and engineers plan and carry out investigations in the field or laboratory, working collaboratively
as well as individually. Their investigations are systematic and require clarifying what counts as data and identifying variables or parameters. Engineering
investigations identify the effectiveness, efficiency, and durability of designs under different conditions.
Components of SEP
In this lesson/unit plan, it is clear that
students
have a structured opportunity to:!
Mark with “x”
if present in
lesson!
What teacher actions were taken
to facilitate this component for
students? !
What are the students doing?!
1) Identify!the !ph e no menon!to !be
investiga te d !an d!purpose!of!the
investiga tio n
2) Take!appropriate!parameters!into
account!when!planning!how!to
investigate !a!scientific!question!or!test!a
design!solution
3) Make!predictions!and/or!hypotheses
about!the!outcome!of!an!investigation*
4) Conduct!an!investigation
5) Collect!data!to!answer!a !scientific
question!or!test!a!design!solution
6) Evaluate!and/or!revise!an!experimental
design
Notes on Context/Special Considerations (part of school year, differentiation, student developmental considerations, etc.):
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ASET!Grade!Band!Criteria!1+"23%(42,35(6789!
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Science!&!Engineering!Practices!
SEP 3: Planning and Carrying out Investigations: Planning and carrying out investigations in 6-8 builds on K-5 experiences and progresses
to include investigations that use multiple variables and provide evidence to support explanations or solutions.
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By the end of the grade band students will have had a structured opportunity to develop an understanding of each of these. Individual
lessons or units should include opportunities for stud ents to practice one or more of the following components ……
!
1) Identify!the!pheno m en on !to!be !
investigat ed !
and!purpose!of!
the!investigation!
Students!identify!the:!
a. phenomenon! under!investigation!(from!a!given!investigation!plan!or!for!a!plan!they!will!design)!
b. purpose!of!the!investigation!
!
2) Take!appropriate!parameters!
into!accou n t!when!planning!
how!to!investigate!a!scientific!
question!or!test!a!design!
solution!
Students!plan!an!investigation!or!test!a!design!individually!an d !co ll ab o ra tiv e ly ,!to!produce!data!to!serve!as!the!basis!for!
evidence!and!identify:!
a. ind ep e n d en t!a n d !de p en d e n t!v ar iab l es!a n d !co n tr ol s !
b. what!tools!are!needed!to!do!the!gathering!
c. how!measurements!will!be!recorded!
d. how!many!data!are!needed!to!support!a!claim!
!
3) Make!predictions!and/or!
hypotheses!about!the!outcome!
of!an!investigation*!
Students!make!testable!hypotheses!(specifying!variables!and!outcome)!
a. based!on!prior!experiences!and/or!observed!patterns!
b. about!what!would!happen!if!a!variable!changes.#
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4) Conduct!an!investigation!!
Systematically!carry!out!the!given/planned!investigation!and!make!observations!and/or!record!data!
!
If!the!investigation!plan !w as!g iven !to!stud en ts,!they!will!describe:!
a. th e!data !to!be!collecte d!and !the!ev iden ce!to!be!d erived !from !the!data !!
b. how!the!tools!and!m eth ods!inclu ded !in!the!exp erim en tal!des ign!w ill!provide!the !eviden ce!ne cessa ry!to!add ress!th e!
purpose!of!the!investigation!
!
5) Collect!data!to!answer!a!
scientific!question!or!test!a!
design!solution!
Students!collect/produce!data!
a. to!serv e!as!the!basis!for!evidence!to!answe r!a!scientific!question![science]!or!test!design!solutions![engineering]!under!
a!range!of!conditions!
b. about!the!performance!of!a!proposed!object,!tool,!process,!or!system!under!a!range!of!conditions![engineering]!
c. that!meet!the!specific!goals!of!an!investigation.!!!
!
6) Evaluate!and/or!revise!an!
experimental!design!!
Students!should:!!
a. evaluate!the!accuracy!of!various!methods!for!collecting!data!to!determine!the!most!appropriate.!!!
b. revise!the!experim enta l!design ,!if!needed,!to!collect/p rod uce!d ata!tha t!me ets!the !specific!goals!of!the !investigation!
!
*This!component!is!based!on!crite ria !re q u ire d!a t!th e !K-2!and!3-5!grade!band.!!Making!predictions/hypothesis!may!happen!at!the!start!of!an!experiment!or!
towards!the!end!de pen ding !on!the !level!of!expe rience !stude nts!ha ve!w ith!the !con ten t!
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