Use this interactive PowerPoint and Notes handout to give a detailed explanation of the Scientific Method and guide students to designing an experiment following the Scientific Method process. I use this with my Biology classes, but it would work well to introduce the Scientific Method to any secondary level science class!
Your purchase includes a 32 slide PowerPoint Presentation and student Notes handout page to guide student focus during the presentation. The slides detail each step of the Scientific Method (forming a question, writing a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis, etc.) and finally prompt students to help design the specifics of a class experiment. A teacher notes document helps you prepare for the experiment. Student practice problem handout requires students to identify steps of the scientific method in sample experiments.
I use this lesson in one 90 minute block class, and it could easily be split into two 40 minute class periods. If crunched for time, the experiment design portion can be cut or shortened to suit your schedule.
Documents are in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to enable easy editing to suit your classroom procedures and expectations.
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