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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Scientific Method Activities for 4th 5th and 6th Grade


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The scientific method is a series of steps followed by scientific investigators to answer specific questions about the natural world. It involves making observations, formulating a hypothesis, and conducting scientific experiments. Scientific inquiry starts with an observation followed by the formulation of a question about what has been observed. The steps of the scientific method are as follows: 

Observation 
Question 
Hypothesis 
Experiment 
Results 
Conclusion 

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Click HERE for a brief online quiz to practice the steps of the scientific method.


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Click HERE for an online interactive flash presentation.


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Click HERE to visit the ASU School of Life Sciences to see ways to teach students about the scientific without having to pose only science related questions!


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Scientific Method Interactive Notebook Activity

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The video below is a basic introduction to the scientific method steps and terms.


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Click HERE for FREE Scientific Method Vocabulary Task Cards


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Click HERE for a crossword puzzle.


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View this video for the scientific method in action with a lemonade experiment.



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View this cartoon type video to learn about science variables.



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Your students will remember scientific method vocabulary with this interactive notebook activity.

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Here are some songs to help students learn the steps. Songs always make learning easier!







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Here is a scientific method experiment on apple oxidation:



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Watch this high interest video showing the scientific method with Diet Coke and Mentos!




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This is a great time-saving and money-saving resource! Click HERE.


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Click HERE for tons of free science experiment ideas - practical for the classroom!


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You may also like these resources from our Amazon Associate store:



 Scientific Method book

I'm Mad Margaret, and I'm not really mad, I'm just crazy about science! When a friend tells me he has a sneezing problem, I help him use the scientific method to solve it. I'm no Einstein, but I can tell you all about the scientific method!
Grades 2-3

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 kitchen science kit for kids

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 The Magic School Bus Chemistry Lab

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You may also like this free science lesson plan:


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