126.96.36.199.1 Evaluate the reasoning in arguments in which fact and opinion are intermingled or when conclusions do
not follow logically from the evidence given.
188.8.131.52.1 Use logical reasoning and imagination to develop descriptions, explanations, predictions and models based
I will be able to determine the difference between a testable science question and a not-testable science question based on inferences and observations.
Source: Minnesota State Standards
Source: ck-12 flexbook
Inferences and Observations differences
Source: you tube
Read the question below. Decide if the statement is a testable question, or a non-testable question. write yes, if the question can be tested using the scientific method and write no if the question cannot be tested. If you choose no, the statement must be rewritten into a testable question using the scientific method. We will create a google document in class to practice and allow for the practice questions you write in the next section.
1. The faster water flows, the more erosion occurs.
2. It is the responsibility of farmers to find ways to reduce soil erosion.
3. The composition of soil affects the growth of plants.
4. Walmart pencils are better than Target pencils.
5. Does the amount of water pollution affect the population of fish in the lake?
Source: Prentice Hall Science Explorer for parts
Now you write three statements that you believe will be testable.