Take a sneak peek inside our printable book, "Designing an Experiment (Grades 6-10)." The printable worksheets teach students to use the scientific method to conduct simple experiments inside the classroom and out. This slideshow is just a sampling of all you can find in the printable book!
Students learn how scientists go about designing and performing an experiment. They consider why scientists devote so much time to the planning process before undertaking the actual experiment. They practice the planning steps, using a specific topic.
Students learn the importance of narrowing down a question in science. They are given tips for posing questions, and they practice formulating a scientific question. They consider a series of topics and determine which ones can be investigated scientifically.
Students learn about scientific hypotheses. They are given tips for developing hypotheses and practice properly wording a hypothesis. Finally, they are presented with a specific problem and must respond to a series of questions that help them arrive at two hypotheses.
Students learn about the importance of controlling variables in an experiment. They are given tips for controlling variables, they state in their own words why it is important to do so, and they consider how to control variables in a number of specific situations.
Students learn about operational definitions in science. They are given tips for writing operational definitions, they explain the importance of operational definitions, and they practice forming operational definitions.
Students learn the importance of creating data tables as part of scientific experiments. They are given tips for creating data tables, they are asked to justify the use of a data table, and they must answer questions about creating data tables.
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