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Here is a chance for emerging scientists to practice newly gained skills in scientific inquiry. They carry out the steps of the scientific method to determine what substances a snail is attracted to. Everything that you need for this investigation is included: a prelab review of the scientific method, appendices for background information on snails and the different substances available for testing, and a lab sheet complete with data table. This is especially useful for a biology class studying stimuli and responses or animal behavior.
Fifth graders define vocabulary terms, identify the characteristics of a pillbug, and create a dichotomous key. Then they examine the pillbugs and make observations and record these observations. Finally, 5th graders observe specific behavior of pillbugs and formulate a conclusion to their initial hypothesis and construct graphs that reflect data.
An outline walks your scientists through the steps of the scientific process. It begins by taking a general idea and developing a hypothesis based on related factors. Each investigator then plans a method for testing the hypothesis, keeping in mind the manipulated and responding variables, and the experimental and control groups. Individuals conclude by thinking about what might lead them to reject the hypothesis formed. Although this was written by a biology teacher for her class, it can be used in any branch of science.
Young scholars study a way to quantify the process of photosynthesis during a given time using the Elodea plant. They design a hypothesis that they test in the hands on activity. They compare the amounts of photosynthesis that occur during low and high light levels. They compile the class data and graph the results to determine the measures of central tendency.