This is such a fun and simple science experiment that effortlessly integrates reading and writing!
Included you will find:
-Five-Second Rule Article that helps to solicit background knowledge and guide hypotheses without giving away too much.
-Science experiment student planning sheet
-Science experiment teacher guide
-Beyond five seconds science experiment. This provides an additional challenge if you would like students to inquire and hypothesize what would happen to food left on the floor for longer than five seconds.
-Two different writing planning and rough draft organizers for reflection
-Final draft paragraph paper for reflection and sharing learning with others
Throughout the experiment students will read an article to gain background knowledge and develop a thoughtful hypothesis. After reading the article students will set up their experiment requiring a few simple materials (two zip-loc bags, two slices of bread, tongs, and a sharpie). Students record observations daily and finally write a reflection based on the results. Using what they have learned about the five second rule students will create a paragraph to share their knowledge with others. Using the rough draft and planning guide they take their writing through the entire writing process.