Use this simple experiment to introduce kids to the scientific method. Students are given a scenario and then have to come up with the question to answer with an experiment.
Scenario: Bruno the Gorilla has a problem…..a BIG problem. He does not like ripe bananas. Bruno doesn’t want to eat his banana soft, he wants to eat it firm. Look at the banana that was suppose to be his breakfast this morning! It’s way too soft and mushy for his liking. Can you help Bruno??
Students are then given planning pages to guide them through each part of the experiment.