Practice designing controlled experiments from given real-world questions. Get kids THINKING about how they can put the Scientific Method to use in real life!
Each worksheet gives students 7 interesting questions such as "Are people who wear perfume more likely to be bitten by mosquitoes?" or "How does oil from an oil spill affect a bird’s feathers?". They have to write a hypothesis to each question, and then describe an experiment that could be performed to test their hypothesis. They state the independent variable, the dependent variable and describe all of the controls that would need to be put into place.
This document contains 2 version of the activity, with 7 new hypothesis each. Each version is 3 pages long.
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