Use this template to help your students organize their experiments, observations, and scientific investigations! This template includes space for students to analyze key vocabulary such as: Problem Statement, Hypothesis, Control Group, Independent Variable, Dependent Variable, Fixed Variable, Materials, Procedures, Data, Conclusions, and Results!
Simply fill in the basics for each Lab (materials, procedures, title) and allow the students to discover and fill in the rest!
Note: Included are scaffolded notes that remind students what information should be placed into each area. First few uses may need additional scaffolding on vocabulary terms. These hints can be removed as needed.
This product covers the following Standards:
SC.5.N.1.1 - Define a problem, use appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding, plan and carry out scientific investigations of various types such as: systematic observations, experiments requiring the identification of variables, collecting and organizing data, interpreting data in charts, tables, and graphics, analyze information, make predictions, and defend conclusions.
SC.5.N.1.3 - Recognize and explain the need for repeated experimental trials.
SC.5.N.1.4 - Identify a control group and explain its importance in an experiment.
SC.5.N.2.1 - Recognize and explain that science is grounded in empirical observations that are testable; explanation must always be linked with evidence.
SC.5.N.2.2 - Recognize and explain that when scientific investigations are carried out, the evidence produced by those investigations should be replicable by others.