A key component of the scientific method is the recording and publishing of results. In his publication, a scientist must give the procedural steps used to perform his experiment. Other scientists will repeat his work to verify the results.
In this simple activity, the student will build a unique and unusual structure. The student will then write instructions for how to build the structure. Students will swap sets of instructions and attempt to build the structures of other students using the instructions written by the other student.
Students quickly realize how clearly and precisely instructions must be written.
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