Students usually enjoy watching or performing experiments but not so much the reporting on the method and results. This lesson:
1. Briefly reviews the history and steps of the scientific method
2. Provides a graphic organizer for students to paraphrase and record the steps
3. From a list of situations, students choose 3 to frame questions that could lead to an experiment.
4. Students pick one of their questions. They plan an experiment using the scientific method, then write their predicted results. Remind them to use the rubric as a guide.
5. Students can practice writing the steps of the scientific method for experiments they watch on YouTube. They will need access to the Kidspot Youtube channel given below. This optional activity is appropriate for pairs or small groups. You can alternatelyuse it as you like for videos or live demonstration.
Another useful addition to our Write On! series, an organizational approach to critical writing preparation. From CK Teaching Aids, of course