The SMARTboard Introduction to the Scientific Method is a SMARTboard instructional presentation in line with the 4th Grade SOL’s for the state of Virginia.
Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, and Logic
4.1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations.
This lesson focuses on an introduction the scientific method. It includes: a Smartboard presentation of the text emphasizing all of the steps relating to the scientific method. Terminology is included as are two SmartBoard activities. The first activity has students moving the parts of the scientific method into their correct location on the scientific method chart. The second activity has a sample lab with blanks to fill in hypothesis information, label the independent variable, explaining the experiment results, and more. Both of the activities are also included in a PDF file so they can be printed and issued as desk or homework assignments.