This is a guided inquiry lab which allows students to be scientists by design. Students will be able to take an active role in a scientific investigation. The teacher will specify the lab materials and safety guidelines. The investigation is defined for the students yet students are expected to develop a procedure for the lab.
Students will collaborate with others, make observations, record data, analyze data, make conclusions and share results.
Students will be testing which variable will increase the rate of ice melting. Students will be placing an ice cube in each of 4 plastic clear cups with one of the provided variables. Students should use the sharpie to label the cups. Students will use the provided worksheets to design their experiment and collect their data.
This unit comes with:
Lab Safety Guidlines
Student Recording Sheets
Lab Write Up