Your 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will love learning about the Steps of the Scientific Method with this engaging hands-on foldable, experiment, and exit slip. This Nature of Science lesson requires very little prep to introduce and teach the five steps of the scientific method that are used in the scientific process of experiments. The scientific method activity includes learning goals, specific teacher directions, no-prep printable notes, a step-by-step template for an experiment, a recording sheet for a hands-on science experiment, and even a quick assessment. Ditch the typical scientific method worksheets and turn your science class into a hands-on learning environment with this scientific process activity!
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Steps of the Scientific Method that are covered:
- Ask a Question
- Form a Hypothesis
- Design a Controlled Experiment
- Collect and Analyze Data
- Draw a Conclusion
Steps of the Scientific Method Activity Includes:
- Teacher Direction page
- Foldable Notes on the five steps of the scientific method
- Experiment Recording Sheet (Blank)
- Experiment Recording Sheet: Which Brand of Paper Towels Will Absorb the Most Water?
- Quick Assessment/Exit Slip
- Mastery Checklist
- Answer Key
Use this resource as a part of your Nature of Science Unit or just as a fun experiment to introduce the steps of the scientific method and scientific process of experiments. This scientific process activity is perfect for whole class science lessons, the science lab, science test prep, small group instruction and even as a part of centers.
The best part is that the steps of the scientific method activities can be completed with basic supplies/materials from around your classroom or house! View the Preview to find out exactly what this Nature of Science resource includes.
Florida Science Standards Covered:
SC.5.N.1.1 Define a problem, use appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding, plan and carry out scientific investigations of various types such as: systematic observations, experiments requiring the identification of variables, collecting and organizing data, interpreting data in charts, tables, and graphics, analyze information, make predictions, and defend conclusions.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Standards Covered:
SCI.5.2.A The student is expected to describe, plan, and implement simple experimental investigations testing one variable
SCI.5.2.B The student is expected to ask well defined questions, formulate testable hypotheses, and select and use appropriate equipment and technology
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