GOOGLE DOC. Student Pages Included! I designed this activity to take advantage of an excellent video that landmark experiments of Francesco Redi and Louis Pasteur that debunked spontaneous generation.
The worksheet focuses on their careful application of scientific methods to conduct controlled experiments.
The lesson introduces or reinforces hypothesis testing through scientific methods as each experiment is summarized through an animation with audio and text:
• Asking a question
• Forming a hypothesis
• Design of control and experimental groups
• Variables held constant
• Analyzing and applying data
• Drawing conclusions