The Mystery Tube lab is the perfect activity during the first few days of class as an introduction or a refresher of the scientific method and how to produce a basic lab report. This activity is perfect for any science class or introduction to research methods for psychology classes. Included in the package are photos and instructions for the assembly of the tube, a reproducible student lab sheet, key, and instructions for running the activity.
Students will make observations, develop a hypothesis, attempt to replicated the model based on their observations, and connect what they are doing in the activity to models and methods used by scientists. Students will also see a model lab report format that can be used as a guide for future reports writing.