In this lab students will practice using the steps of the scientific method. This is a very introductory lab and is meant to give the teacher time to teach expectations for how labs are run in class, while also letting students have fun and use scientific reasoning. I always use diet Mt. Dew because it has vegetable oil in it and this shocks the kids when they discover it in the ingredients! I always have students "fill in the blanks" before they can get their lab tub, it forces them to read the directions and works beautifully.