Scientific Method Labs Part 2
It's time to head back to school!! Looking for some pinterest inspired labs with easy to follow, clear directions and student lab sheets?! You found them!! This packet contains the following 4 labs and demonstration...
1. Gummy Bear Absorption Lab: What makes mine different than others? I included background information (just the right amount for a 12-14 year olds to understand) to help students form their own hypothesis before doing the experiment. Data tables include columns for mass, length, width, height for before and after, along with %increase column. We don't want to leave out the important task of analyzing data! Students will compare gummy bear 'growth' when soaked in water, sugar water, salt water and vinegar. Perfect for 7th and 8th graders!
2. Make a bouncy ball! My 8th graders absolutely LOVED this activity!! I tried my very best to turn it into a scientific method lab. You can do this one just for fun or use the scientific method layout.
3. Surface tension lab: Paperclip float: Background information provided for teacher and student handout provided.
4. Surface tension lab: Swirly Whirly Milk: Have you seen the pins with the milk and food coloring? Here is the student lab sheet with clear directions and teacher directions and explanation. So fun!!
The Cheerio Effect: Surface tension demo with explanation if you choose to do the latter two labs. You'll never look at cereal the same way again!!!
Thank you so much!!