Need a complete scientific method resource? This project-based learning activity is perfect for teachers that want to teach about the scientific method in a way that is authentic and scaffolded for student success! Your students will learn about and apply writing skills, collaboration, and more during this PBL. It includes text about the scientific method, teacher directions, and student pages to walk your students through their choice of science experiment using the scientific method. A pacing calendar is included, but it's flexible in order to be easily molded to your classroom and school.
I suggest allowing for at least 10 days to complete this project-based learning activity.
Driving Question: D.Q.: How can we use the scientific method to solve a problem or answer an important question?
Project-Based Learning Premise
It’s time to think like a scientist! You’ve been given the opportunity to use the method that real scientists use when investigating problems and questions. Learn all that you can about the Scientific Method and use it to conduct your own investigation!
D.Q.: How can we use the scientific method to solve a problem or answer an important question?
Follow the process below to complete your project:
1. Learn everything you can about the Scientific Method.
2. Think of a question you want to answer using the Scientific Method.
3. Conduct research on your question. Make a hypothesis based on your research.
4. Conduct an experiment. Collect data from your experiment.
5. Analyze your data an make a conclusion.
6. Communicate results.
Please view the preview files to make sure that the vocabulary and setup of this PBL is appropriate for your classroom.
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