Not a member? Join for FREE
Home

Scientific Method: Exploring the Science Process with M&Ms

Subjects
Grade Levels
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Product Rating
Teachers Pay Teachers
Presentation (Powerpoint) File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
4.5 MB   |   30 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION



Your exploration of the scientific process starts with simple observations of what happens to an M&M in water. Students will brainstorm observations using a coooperative learning structure and determine the difference between factual and opinion-based observations.

Next, you will actually guide students through the scientific process with a short exploration that involves changing one variable from original test. Students create flip books to hypothesize, observe, and draw conclusions with you.

Finally, students will understand what makes a good testable question and brainstorm further testable questions. Students will select a focus question for testing and form groups to complete the process on their own.
Scientific Method: Exploring the Science Process with M&Ms

Everything you need for your students to engage in the science process including:
*16 slide powerpoint with cooperative structures built in
*Cooperative role cards
*Suggested plans
*Rubric
*Charts
*Illustrated instructions for flip book
*Hypothesis and Question posters
Total Pages
30
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

Average Ratings

3.9
Overall Quality:
3.9
Accuracy:
3.9
Practicality:
3.9
Thoroughness:
3.9
Creativity:
3.9
Clarity:
3.9
Total:
32 ratings

Comments & Ratings

n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  March 27, 2014,  Buyer said:
Awesome... thanks!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  March 26, 2014,  Wendy O. said:
great science activities
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  March 12, 2014,  Priscilla S. said:
I'm new to 5th grade and really appreciated the ease in teaching this to the kids. They had a blast! Thanks so much.
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  March 1, 2014,  Kimberly B. said:
Great resource
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 24, 2014,  Cherie H. said:
This is exactly what I need for giving my students practice before the REAL thing! Thanks!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 10, 2014,  Shannon L. said:
This is such a great and engaging lesson!!!! My kids LOVED using M&Ms in science! :)
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 1, 2014,  Lydia T. said:
We just finished a unit using M & M candy. We saved the big boxes the candies. We will now use them this coming week again. Can hardly wait.
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 28, 2014,  Elizabeth D. said:
This is exactly what I've been looking for! Thank you! :)
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  November 21, 2013Tami Polson (TpT Seller) said:
TY
n/a
N/A
Total:
N/A
Overall Quality:
N/A
Accuracy:
N/A
Practicality:
N/A
Thoroughness:
N/A
Creativity:
N/A
Clarity:
On  November 7, 2013,  Michelle C. said:
How do I get rid of the black dots that are covering some of the text?
On  November 7, 2013Wild About Words answered:
Your file should appear just as the slides in the preview do and I don't see any black dots. There is a troubleshooting section if you access the help button on the top right corner of your screen. I hope this helps!
Teachers Pay Teachers
3.0
Total:
3.0
Overall Quality:
3.0
Accuracy:
3.0
Practicality:
3.0
Thoroughness:
3.0
Creativity:
3.0
Clarity:
On  October 3, 2013Number Two Pencils (TpT Seller) said:
Thanks.
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  September 21, 2013,  Heidi N. said:
Thanks! My students loved it!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  September 21, 2013,  Johna B. said:
thanks, liked it a lot
n/a
3.5
Total:
3.5
Overall Quality:
3.5
Accuracy:
3.5
Practicality:
3.5
Thoroughness:
3.5
Creativity:
3.5
Clarity:
On  September 2, 2013,  Buyer said:
Can't wait to use,
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  August 28, 2013Wanda Hernandez (TpT Seller) said:
Good!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  August 18, 2013,  Julie B. said:
Thank you!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  July 19, 2013,  Buyer said:
Looking forward to doing this experiment
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  June 26, 2013,  Buyer said:
very creative...can't wait to use them
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  May 11, 2013,  Nicolle M. said:
Great!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 24, 2013,  Elisha L. said:
:)
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 6, 2013,  Buyer said:
students used this
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 3, 2013,  Lori B. said:
Haven't used it yet, but excited to do it!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 22, 2013,  Carolyn R. said:
GREAT IDEA
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 10, 2013,  Kendra M. said:
thank you
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 2, 2013Kim Amann (TpT Seller) said:
This is a great resource! I have been doing things like this but such a great way to change doing an experiment and learning about the steps for science fair. Our school requires the students to complete individual projects, but I will be using this as a whole class project, then group project before brainstorming on their individual project! :) Thanks.
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  December 31, 2012iTeach Elementary (TpT Seller) said:
Can't wait to do this in class!
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  December 9, 2012Kim Weidner (TpT Seller) said:
Students loved this!
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  November 12, 2012Sharon Lovey (TpT Seller) said:
I have been looking at this for a while. I just got it. I think the kids will really love this.
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  October 26, 2012Julie Schmidt (TpT Seller) said:
Great activity!
2.8
Total:
3.0
Overall Quality:
3.0
Accuracy:
3.0
Practicality:
2.5
Thoroughness:
2.5
Creativity:
2.5
Clarity:
On  October 20, 2012The OverAchiever (TpT Seller) said:
Good resource
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  October 7, 2012,  Vicki B. said:
I love this unit! This is just what we are working on in science right now. Waaaaaaaaaaay more interesting than the textbook stuff!
On  October 7, 2012Wild About Words answered:
thanks! Have fun and eat a few while you're at it!
Teachers Pay Teachers
n/a
3.7
Total:
3.5
Overall Quality:
3.5
Accuracy:
3.5
Practicality:
3.5
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  September 25, 2012,  Jean S. said:
It was perfect for the 6th grade middle school ...just to teach the stages of the scientific method. Great beginning of the year project.
On  September 25, 2012Wild About Words answered:
So glad to hear! Thanks for the feedback after testing it out!
Teachers Pay Teachers
Please log in to post a question.

Product Questions & Answers


Be the first to ask Wild About Words a question about this product. Please log in to do that.

$4.00
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
User Rating: 4.0/4.0
 (582 Followers)
$4.00
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
Scientific Method:  Exploring the Science Process with M&Ms
Scientific Method:  Exploring the Science Process with M&Ms
Scientific Method:  Exploring the Science Process with M&Ms
Scientific Method:  Exploring the Science Process with M&Ms