This is a bundle of activities that are designed to help students have a greater understanding of the scientific method -and it is totally digital
. This is a bundle of 3 different digital activities created in Google Slides.
I have found this resource to be invaluable. Though it is a simple concept- it really forces kids to think about the scientific method using examples from every day life. It is particularly useful for helping students to learn the difference between a hypothesis and a prediction- which can be a struggle for some!
This original product is provided through a link to Google Drive, and allows you and your students to access, edit, and print files from any computer or device. Students work on their digital INB directly in the file on their device or computer. This product will also work with Microsoft OneDrive (instructions included). Everything you need is found in the zip folder (PDF with directions and links). The link leads you to a folder where you can access the materials.
Included in this bundle:
1. Digital Scientific Method Flip Book
The digital flip book is a total of 8 pages including the cover page that contains the tabs. The following activities/topics are included:
✿Scientific Method Vocabulary
✿Hypothesis Hype! - Students choose between two hypotheses to determine how to best phrase it.
✿Types of scientific Data- a class "column A" and "column B" in which students must decide if the description falls under qualitative data or quantitative data.
✿Mr. B's Pollination Experiment- students read about Mr. B's experiment and pull information to the text to provide examples of the scientific method and variables.
✿Farmer Joe's "Sour" Milk Experiment. Students must determine what is missing from Farmer Joe's experiment.
2. Examining Groups and Variables
Two versions for differentiation
Examining Groups and Variables- 5 pages that covers control group, independent variable, dependent variable, and experimental group. Set up in a visually appealing and scaffolded way to avoid brain burn out! Two thought-provoking questions included.
Examining Variables- 4 pages that cover the control group, dependent variable and independent variable. One thought provoking question included. Great for lower levels/grades.
These digital activities help to reinforce the following topics:
3. Determining Steps of the Scientific Method
The students drag and the descriptions of each step into the right order (the steps themselves stay fixed). There are also 3 meaningful questions at the end about hypotheses.
Determining Steps- 3 pages that cover the steps of the scientific method and how we might apply them to every day life- and also, why failure might not be a bad thing.
✿Problems we might find ourselves in outside the lab
What's the story with DIGITAL
✮ Say goodbye to the "trusty" copy machine!
✮ No Paper, no cutting!
✮ NO mess!
✮ Expand the lives of your colored pencils, scissors, and glue sticks- they are not required.
✮ Students can personalize their masterpieces!
✮ Option to print.
✮ Great supplement to traditional paper interactive notebooks.
If you are looking for a traditional scientific method activity, you can find a similar paper version here:
Scientific Method Bundle
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