The BEST scientific method, back to school activities for any classroom! These go-to activities are always a class pleaser and help reinforce the scientific method.
This pack includes 3 scientific method lab activities to start your year off with a bang! The well known 'Drops on a Penny' is included, along with 'Spring a Leak?' and 'Where the Green Grass Grows.' FUN, EASY and CHEAP activities to start your year off! Your students will go home and rave to their parents about how much fun your science class is! These are the PERFECT follow up to an introduction to the scientific method, but can also stand alone! Materials needed for all 3: pennies, eyedroppers, cups of water, paper towels, plastic sandwich bags, sharp pencils, 2 pots, potting soil (or just soil from your back yard), grass seed, water. 'Drops on a Penny' takes about 30 minutes, 'Spring a Leak?' takes about 20-30 minutes and 'Where the Green Grass Grows is a long term ( 1-2 weeks/ about 5-10 minutes a day) project. You can easily vary the amount of background information you give to the students based on their grade level and ability. THIS IS GREAT HANDS-ON SCIENCE for grades 4-8. Have fun!
If you happen to teach 5th grade... you want to check THIS OUT. <<---click there. I've created a 5th grade edition of my scientific method workbook and it's awesome. It included two of the labs described above (and the gummy bear lab), multiple reading activities, notes, review, and assessment. And I made it JUST for 5th grade.
**UPDATE 4/1/15**This pack now also contains a teacher's guide and pictures of 'what to expect' to help guide you along. Everything you need to know is right here!
**Update 7/3/19** I've added updated lab sheets for drops on a penny and where the green grass grows. There is now more information on lab sheets so that students are not required to write as much. The old versions are still provided in the download. You just have more options now.