Scientific Method Teacher Resources
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The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree
Different islands in the Caribbean have very similar species of anole lizards, which each have their own place in the ecosystem. Researchers did several studies to determine whether the anoles evolved into the different species then migrated to the different islands or evolved independently on each island.
18 mins 6th - 12th Science
Answering Carnival Questions with the Scientific Method
Through the use of a Reading Rainbow episode, clever in-class games and activities, and an ITV Series video, second and third graders engage in a study of the scientific method; what it is, and how scientists use it. This well-designed plan should lead to a thorough understanding of this important technique used by scientists throughout the world.
2nd - 3rd Science
New Review Is Telekinesis Real?
What a fascinating framework for learning about the scientific method! Learners discover the processes of scientists who have investigated telekinesis in the past, and discuss the need for proper lab conditions, experiment objectives, and scientific assessment.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Scientific Search for the Loch Ness Monster
Students gain an understanding of the real world applications of the scientific method. They design their own experiments to prove or disprove the existence of other modern legends, and they design and carry out an experiment to test a variable.
5th - 12th Science
Two Beets Or Not Two Beets—What Is Your Question?
Students use the scientific method to test an idea regarding the structures of a plant as it supports the biological evidence for life. In this growing roots lesson, students use organizing sheets to record their findings. Students identify and describe various root vegetables and determine if they are whole plants.
2nd - 3rd Science
Scientific Method: How Many Drops of Water Fit on a Coin?
Young investigators conduct an experiment using the scientific method. They see how many drops of water fit on a coin; have them conduct several different trials. This involves making a hypothesis, looking at controls, and introducing variables.
3rd - 6th Science
Fall-5 The Scientific Method Midterm Progress - Biology Teaching Thesis
Students use the scientific method explicitly and independently to solve a problem/answer a question. They are able to write complete and comprehensive lab protocol that helps answer a question and use appropriate grammar and writing technique in writing their lab protocol.
6th - 12th Science
Cholera and the Scientific Method
Five individuals in the class are "infected" with cholera! The rest of the class serves as investigators to discover the source of the outbreak. They test drinking fountains around campus for contamination. You, of course, will secretly rig the results to show a source.
6th - 8th Science
Scientific Method Worksheet
Knowing the names of the steps of the scientific method is not enough; in order to really understand each of the elements, one must practice. Beginning with an engaging recap of the steps of the scientific method, learners practice the concepts through a series of real-world examples.
9th - 12th Science
The Scientific Method, Blood Typing, and Antibiotic Resistance
Students are given some components of an experiment, where they are able to identify and fill in missing parts, such as hypothesis, conclusion, results, etc. They form a hypothesis given general scientific facts. Students apply the components of the scientific method and a lab report to one of the two labs run in class to prepare a poster as they would for a science fair.
9th - 12th Science
Scientific Method 1: Reaction Time Study
In this scientific method worksheet, students divide into groups and are given a "reaction time stick" that measures responsiveness. Students use the outlined lab report and the scientific method to write a paper based on their group's data.
8th - 9th Science
The Scientific Method
What is the scientific method? Verun explains it all. He walks through each step of the process as he makes a hypothesis, designs an experiment, and analyzes and reports the results. Have your class use the scientific method to design and experiment of their own.
2 mins 5th - 8th Science
Designing Experiments - Procedures for Teachers
Students evaluate a hypothetical experimental design and attempt to improve upon it. In this scientific method lesson plan, students are presented with an experiment and are instructed to determine its flaws. They conduct their own experiment using common materials and the scientific method.
6th - 9th Science
Where Do Plants Get Their Food?
Plants need food to survive, just like any other living organism. Young biologists analyze an experiment performed in 1610 by Jan van Helmont to determine if plant nutrition is obtained through the soil. First, lab groups work together to analyze the historical experiment, and then they design and carry out their own similar investigation.
7th - 12th Science
Learners name the three parts that comprise an insect body. In this ant activity, students make connections regarding the curiosity of insects as it touches upon the learners' personal perspectives. Students then observe ants in class and build vocabulary while applying the scientific method to making predictions.
1st - 2nd Science
A Valid Conclusion? Testing and Reporting on Hypotheses Using the Scientific Method
Students explore importance of accuracy in reporting, focusing particularly on articles documenting scientific discoveries, and practice scientific method by conducting experiments to test and report on scientific hypotheses.
6th - 12th English Language Arts