The Scientific Method
Students study the steps involved in the scientific method. They apply the scientific method to their science fair projects.
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Using a cut-out template of a whirligig, emerging engineers experiment with flight behavior. After you teach them the concepts of force, air resistance, and lift, they discuss what variables on the whirligigs might be changed in order to...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Design Challenge: How to Keep Items Cool in Boiling Water
Keeping items cool in boiling water... what? This engaging activity challenges high school learners to build a container that keeps butter in a solid state when placing the container in boiling water. Groups use previous knowledge and...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Scientific Method: How Many Drops of Water Fit on a Coin?
Young investigators conduct an experiment using the scientific method. They see how many drops of water fit on a coin; have them conduct several different trials. This involves making a hypothesis, looking at controls, and introducing...
3rd - 6th Science
In the late 1700s, Edward Jenner applied the scientific method and discovered that injecting people with cowpox prevented them from acquiring smallpox—leading to the first vaccine. In the fourth video of the series, individuals listen to...
11 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Is Telekinesis Real?
What a fascinating framework for learning about the scientific method! Learners discover the processes of scientists who have investigated telekinesis in the past, and discuss the need for proper lab conditions, experiment objectives,...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Scientific Search for the Loch Ness Monster
Students gain an understanding of the real world applications of the scientific method. They design their own experiments to prove or disprove the existence of other modern legends, and they design and carry out an experiment to test a...
5th - 12th Science