Study Jams! Scientific Methods

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Middle school scientists learn the steps of the scientific method by watching this phenomenal film and by singing a karaoke song! They are introduced to making observations and hypotheses, determining variables, data collection, and forming conclusions. Walk your scientists through each step by doing an experiment in the classroom.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Classroom Considerations

  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Various delivery styles make the content more memorable
  • Hip cartoon characters make the animation attractive to preteens
  • An online quiz provides feedback 
  • Other related resource links also included
Cons

  • Does not differentiate between manipulated and responding variables
  • Does not mention the importance of a control
  • Some, but not all of the important vocabulary is defined on webpage
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