This zip file includes an entire Scientific Method Unit for the Middle School age group. It includes the following:
-A very interactive and engaging powerpoint (48 slides) introducing the scientific method and identifying variables. it includes multiple visuals and examples and links for science clips and raps :)
-A scientific skills laboratory - "The Penny Drop Experiment"
-A scientific skills laboratory - "The Stroop Lab"
-A scientific skills laboratory - "Heart Rate Experiment"
-A scientific skills laboratory experiment - The Egg Drop Experiment
-The Metric Olympics activity competition to learn scientific measurement and equipment skills
-Practice with variables
-Practice with Hypotheses
-Practice with Variables and Hypotheses combined
-Simpsons Scientific Method Practice with Hypotheses, Variables, and the Scientific Method
-A reading comprehension about the scientific method, including reading comprehension and analyses questions
-A science skills quiz
-A science skills study guide
-A scientific method "in your own words" activity and scientific method activity menu
-A fun science all around us activity
The powerpoints and laboratory activities are hands-on, engaging, interactive, and rigorous. They build a great foundation of scientific inquiry and analyses skills.