Students will design an experiment and write a proposal. For this proposal, they will be required to identify variables of their experiment, design a testable hypothesis, and frame an experiment within a classroom setting. The teacher can use these proposals to either A) allow students to conduct independent projects Science Fair style or B) select the best framed experiments for the class to conduct as a whole in groups.
A rubric and example proposal are included. If students have trouble writing the proposal within the given time, I would suggest completion of the proposal be assigned as homework.