Using M&M candies students will learn the steps of the scientific method as they are guided to write a question, fill in a hypothesis, copy a procedure, collect and analyze data, draw a graph, and write a well thought conclusion.
This lesson is appropriate for Middle School level students in any science class. I have used it for several years in my own 8th grade science class and my students always love this lab.
Doing this activity makes it easy to incorporate a writing activity into your science lesson.
This lesson plan goes along with the PowerPoint and grading rubric.
Learning the Scientific Method Using M&M Candies by Lauren B. McVey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License