Students will learn the scientific method, define a problem using appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding, plan and carry out scientific investigations of various types, such as systematic observations or experiments, identify variables, collect and organize data, interpret data in charts, tables, and graphs, analyze information, make predictions, and defend conclusions.
Students have to work together to SAVE FRED. However, they cannot use their bare hands. All they have is 4 paper clips and they need to figure out how to get Fred's life jacket from under the boat and onto him to save him.
Kids get VERY into this. so definitely lay some ground rules. Not only are they learning the scientific method but they are building upon their communication and teamwork skills.