Scientific Method Task Cards

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Amy Brown Science
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8th - 11th, Homeschool
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This set of 45 task cards is designed to teach, review, and reinforce the APPLICATION of the scientific method. Students will write hypotheses, identify independent and dependent variables, describe experimental and control groups, read tables and graphs, form conclusions, make predictions, and more. Choose to use the traditional printable version, or the paperless, digital Google Apps version. Both Google Slides and Google Forms versions are included.

This resource is perfect for distance learning and for students in 1:1 classrooms.

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What is included in this resource?

  • Teacher Guide containing tips, directions, and suggestions.
  • A set of 45 task cards in editable and pdf formats.
  • Full page Graph diagram to be used with task cards 42 - 45.
  • A student answer sheet for recording answers.
  • Blank task cards so that you can add additional questions.
  • A complete teacher answer key.
  • A teacher answer key PowerPoint that can be used to go over answers with the students.
  • Paperless Digital Version for use in Google Drive, Google Classroom, and/or Microsoft OneDrive.
  • Google Slides Version (not editable)
  • Google Forms Version (editable)

Task cards are a fantastic way to reinforce lessons, review difficult concepts, or provide extra practice for the struggling student. The student reads each card, performs the task, and records his/her answer on the included student answer sheet.

From the moment of purchase, you will be ready to use your task cards in just a few minutes. Simply print the sheets of task cards on card stock paper, laminate, and cut the cards apart. The cards look best when printed in color, but they can easily be printed in black and white.

This set of 45 task cards on the scientific method will cover the following:

  • The student will list the steps of the scientific method.
  • The student will distinguish between quantitative and qualitative data.
  • The student will define the term “hypothesis” and will demonstrate the ability to write a suitable hypothesis for an experiment. Scenarios are given and students must write a suitable hypothesis.
  • The student will demonstrate an understanding of the term “controlled experiment.”
  • The student will distinguish between experimental and control groups in an experiment.
  • Given a lab experiment scenario, students will describe possible experimental groups and control groups.
  • The student will distinguish between independent and dependent variables. Many examples are given which ask the student to identify the independent and the dependent variables.
  • Given a lab experiment scenario, the student will list factors that must be kept constant in the experiment.
  • The student will look at a graph and form a conclusion based on the information on the graph.
  • The student will study the information in a data table and identify the independent and dependent variables, and form a conclusion.
  • Given a line graph, students will identify the independent and dependent variables, and use the graph to make predictions.

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Total Pages
73 Pages and Slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.


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