This is a very fun, hands-on lab to help students go through the process of the scientific method and learn how to accurately write-up a lab report. This could be used as a summative assessment to a scientific method unit, a culminating activity at the end of the year, or as an introductory assessment or review at the beginning of the year depending on the grade level. The focus of the activity is for students to take three bouncy balls and conduct an experiment to see which ball will bounce the highest. After students actually conduct the experiment, they then write-up a lab report that includes all the steps of the scientific method, as well as their analysis and conclusion based on their data gathered. This project includes student directions, student lab sheet template to fill out while conducting the lab, and a student and teacher rubric.
--Student Lab Sheet
--Student & Teacher Rubric