Science and the Scientific Method

Challenges young scientists to determine specific parts of the scientific method, given different scenarios. They answer questions based on gathered data and experimental processes to decide which groups are the control or experimental, which variables are independent or dependent, and if the results support the hypothesis.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Distribute as a study guide prior to giving a quiz
Classroom Considerations

  • Worksheet presumes pupils are familiar with the scientific method, including terms like variables, hypothesis, control group, conclusion, and experiment
Pros

  • The six-page packet includes a brief explanation of the scientific method and various scenarios for identifying specific scientific steps 
Cons

  • Answer key is not included