A basic guide that goes through the steps of the scientific method. This power point also outlines the definitions of a controlled experiment, an independent variable, and a dependent variable.
Students are prompted at the end to create a foldable, which I have them create on their own from a standard sheet of printer paper. That is of course optional.
Guided notes have students fill in missing words, which are highlighted in the Power Point.
A great place to start out the year for any science class!