Lesson 5: Designing an Experiment

The intent of this lesson is to introduce young scientists to the steps of the scientific method. To this end, they consider the question, "Which brand of battery lasts longest?" In this case, the experiment is carried out as a class, assigning responsible class members to take the flashlights home, keep them burning, and note when they quit. First of all, brand comparison experiments are not scientific in nature. Secondly, there are too many uncontrolled variables that could affect the outcome. 

4th - 6th Science 4 Views 17 Downloads
Resource Details

1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
2 days

What Members Say

Heidi W.
Easy to use which saves a lot of time in finding materials for subs or lesson plans. It is very good.
Heidi W.
Hillsboro, NH