Need a more student-centered approach for reviewing experimental variables and the scientific method? Perfect for implementation of the NGSS! In this activity, students will design an experiment that investigates one of three questions. Students will use an experiment template to gather data, create a hypothesis, and draw a conclusion. Perfect for middle school grades through high school.
This lesson plan includes:
•Teacher Prep Guide
•Student Experiment Template
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I hope you enjoy this activity as much as I do with my students.
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Lab Activity Bundle: Introduction to Chemistry – Safety, and Three Introduction Labs, With teacher prep guide!
Lab: Using Significant Figures to Calculate the Thickness of Al foil
Lab Activity: Observations of a Chemical Reaction – GREAT Introductory Lab
Lab Activity: Great Introductory Lab – Physical and Chemical Changes and Properties
Lab: Design Your Own Lab - Perfect for NGSS!
Lab: Reviewing Science Skills - Observing, Predicting, Classifying, and Inferring