Scientific Method: A Scientific Inquiry Unit - Notes & Lab Report Template

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If you’re teaching the scientific method or a unit on scientific inquiry check out this incredible bundle of resources! This has student notes and homework with solutions and lab report templates.

You can get everything in this unit plus Scientific Method Task Cards and Scientific Inquiry Graphic Organizers HERE

I’ve always had great success explicitly teaching my students how to do each part of the scientific method. This is NOT a brief overview of the scientific method; this resource is in-depth and will take at least a week of class time. You can make this a longer unit by pairing it with a great inquiry experiment like borax bouncy balls or gyrocopters. The time investment at the start of the year makes experiments take less time throughout the rest of the course. I have included my 12-day pacing guide for this unit based on the borax bouncy ball experiment.

What’s included in the zipped folder?
• Student notes and homework in PDF and EDITABLE .docx formats! (20 pages)
• Solutions to student notes in PDF and EDITABLE .docx formats! (22 pages)
• A Lab Report Template in PDF and .docx document that you can share with your students to use on their own lab reports! (2 pages)
• a RERUN conclusion template in PDF format and editable PowerPoint file. (1 page)

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Scientific Method Student Notes and Homework with Full Solutions
This covers the following topics:
• The Scientific Method
• 3 Types of Variables: Independent, Dependent and Controlled
• Writing a Testable Question
• Writing a Scientific Hypothesis
• Writing an Experimental Design
• Writing a Procedure
• Creating a Materials List
• Observation Tables
• Writing a Conclusion (RERUN format)
• Lab Report Format with Tips

Full solutions are included for the notes. I’ve included the components of focused instruction in the notes so students will have modelled examples, guided practice and independent practice. There is opportunities for group work and ideas for a bulletin board included. This is completely editable. I like to work through the notes with my students on my document camera and give them time to practice with their groups and individually.

Lab Report Templates for Students
It is so much easier to mark lab reports if they actually LOOK like lab reports. Give your students a head start with these editable templates that they can use to write their conclusions and lab reports. You’ll get:
• A Lab Report template made in Microsoft Word with the titles of each section and tips for your students. Includes an editable .docx file and a PDF file
• A RERUN Conclusion template your students can use to write their scientific conclusions. Includes an editable PowerPoint file and a PDF file.

Check out the Scientific Method Bundle to get this plus Scientific Method Task Cards and Scientific Inquiry Graphic Organizers
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Scientific Method: A Scientific Inquiry Unit - Notes & Lab
Scientific Method: A Scientific Inquiry Unit - Notes & Lab
Scientific Method: A Scientific Inquiry Unit - Notes & Lab
Scientific Method: A Scientific Inquiry Unit - Notes & Lab