Included in the 18 pages are 6 sample experiments, 4 pages of notes, and activities for practicing identifying variables, writing a title, problem, hypothesis, conclusion and labeling a graph.
Page 2 is an introduction to the idea of controlling variables in experiments. Page 3 can be used as a note-taking page. Pages 4-5 should be copied front to back to create a variables flipbook. Students should record variables in the booklet as they continue to work through sample experiments. Pages 6 & 7 should be glued in the notebook next to each other. On pages 8-9, students will begin to see the role of the variables in writing titles, problems and hypotheses as well as where the variables belong when creating a graph. Students can work at stations with pages 10-12, reading through several sample experiments and practicing writing problems, titles and hypotheses. Students will continue to practice these skills with pages 13-14. An experimental design review can be found on pages 15-18.