Do you want your students to learn how to design their own experiment? Just Simple Science has designed a fun and engaging lesson to get your students doing science!
This lesson has been designed to be completed in 20 minutes a day. First students will generate words in order to describe a raw egg. Next, they will explore the question "How many books will a raw egg hold when it is placed on its side?" After making observations and exploring a question, students will use an instructional strategy known as the 4 Question Strategy to design their own testable question (with your guidance!). A teacher key has been provided to help you walk your students through the process.
Lastly, students conduct the experiment in order to see how many books an egg will hold when the position of the egg is changed. They then will survey their friends to see how many of their friends even believe an egg can hold a stack of books.
This lesson has the following resources imbedded:
• Lab sheets
• The book: Natures Great Design-Arches
• Writing Template
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