Racing Rainbow Scientific Inquiry

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RACING RAINBOW SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY

This is the ever-popular activity of using lollies/candies and water to create a rainbow on a plate. But, here we have transformed this activity into a scientific inquiry. Students will compare M&M's, skittles and smarties to see the different results from each food type and evaluate and make conclusions from their results. It is all set in a fun, racing game style challenge. On you marks, get set, GO....

How to use

You will download these recording sheets to create a pack that students can use to complete their scientific inquiry. There are 3 difficultly levels included and options to create your pack depending on what you want to focus your teaching towards. These recording sheets cover the following:

  • Aim
  • Materials
  • Methods
  • Scientific Variables
  • Results (drawing/table/graph)
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion

Promotes learning in the following:

  • Scientific Process
  • Timing
  • Comparisons
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Evaluation
  • The science behind the coatings of materials

Includes the following:

  • Student recording sheets
  • 3 difficultly levels to create a customised pack for your use
  • Example of a completed student inquiry (can be used as answers for you)
  • Examples of the experiment in use
  • Marking suggestions
  • Definition of the scientific variables in this experiment
  • Notes for use

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28 pages
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