Scientific Method Mania

Horrible science puns only happen periodically, but the scientific method is forever. Young scientists observe two presentations on the scientific method, complete independent practice worksheets, and integrate their knowledge through a hands-on lab before completing the evaluation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add an inquiry activity to the end for further application of knowledge
  • Put class members into pairs versus small groups
Classroom Considerations

  • Gifted students or an honors class could complete the entire lesson in two days instead of five
  • Be aware of any food allergies in the class as some activities involve working with food
Pros

  • The lesson covers the steps of the scientific method in great detail
  • Includes an answer key
Cons

  • There are a few spelling mistakes
Common Core