Over the years I have realized that although my 5th graders just simply LOVE taking part in science experiments. They struggle to complete each of the steps involved in the scientific method and don’t understand its importance. They really struggle to understand how to apply it in answering the questions and solving the problems.
However, learning shouldn't be boring!
Using M&M candies students will learn the steps of the scientific method. Students will ask questions, research, make predictions, record results, make data table, draw graphics, count the percentage of the unit, analyze data, and draw conclusions while having fun colorful learning experience.
This set of files includes well designed activity with M&M's candies and the tools to increase the quality of learning while decreasing the time for preparation. The package will help your students to visualize and understand the scientific method with well designed hands on activity.
The purpose of this activity is to solve the problem by determining the distribution of each M&M’s color in the 47.9 g bag.
This package includes the following:
- the PDF file which could be used as the teacher's guide slideshow for the activity;
- the PDF file with the Scientific Method Foldable (8 large windows).
The activity is introduced with the Scientific Method Song. Note, that Discovery Education account is needed to open the links to the song and and its lyrics.
The answers of the foldable are included in the slideshow.
The students love this activity!
This work by ITD
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