Testing the Hypothesis
Students create and conduct various experiments to determine the origin of a family artifact, and then determine whether their results were successful. Students summarize their results and evaluate whether their hypotheses were correct.
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Using Water Chemistry as an Indicator of Stream Health
Will this water source support life? Small groups test the chemistry of the water drawn from two different sources. They then compare the collected data to acceptable levels to draw conclusions about the health of the source. The...
8th - 12th Science
Investigating Snails - An Introduction to the Scientific Method
Here is a chance for emerging scientists to practice newly gained skills in scientific inquiry. They carry out the steps of the scientific method to determine what substances a snail is attracted to. Everything that you need for this...
7th - 12th Science
Generating Hypotheses & Experimental Design 2
An outline walks your scientists through the steps of the scientific process. It begins by taking a general idea and developing a hypothesis based on related factors. Each investigator then plans a method for testing the hypothesis,...
7th - 12th Science
May the Force be with You -- All about Force and Gravity
Here is a fabulous set of teacher's notes that will make your next hands-on gravity and force lab fun and interesting. These notes provide you with three activities that allow children to make and test hypothesis regarding force,...
5th - 6th Science
Testing Your Hypothesis by Boiling Water Below Its Boiling Temperature
Students assess a variety of strategies while finding ways to reduce the boiling temperature of water in groups. They predict the outcome of the experiment, develop a hypothesis, write a procedure, use a phase change diagram, collect...
8th - 11th Science