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This interactive notebook card sorting activity will help your students practice and understand the steps of the scientific method. The activity can be used as a review, a lecture aid, an alternative to traditional notes, or an interactive notebook page. Students can sort the cards individually, in pairs, in groups, or as a class.
There are three sets of cards in this activity. There are step cards, step description cards, and example cards. The cards are sized to fill one page of a composition notebook. Click on PREVIEW to see the cards and how they are arranged in an INB.
This card sorting activity comes with thorough directions, card cutting sheets, student reflection sheets, and an answer key.
This resource comes with a complete Spanish version.
The scientific method steps used in the activity are as follows:
1. Make an observation and ask a question about it
2. Research if needed
3. Make a hypothesis
4. Test the hypothesis in an experiment
5. Record and analyze the data
6. Write a conclusion
This resource is a part of two packages. It is one of the three lesson options included in the Steps of the Scientific Method Card Sorting Activites in English and Spanish. It is also a part of the Scientific Method Interactive Notebook Bundled PACKAGE, which comes with INB pages for nine different topics of the scientific method.
Read what teachers are saying about this resource:
"One of the best resources for the scientific method I have come across."
“I really like the conversations that they had when sorting the cards and completing the questions. The questions made them deeply about each step about the scientific method.”
“Very helpful for the kids to practice and visualize the steps. They were able to utilize these in their science notebooks and go back many times during the year for reference”
“This is a great review activity, but having the Spanish version included? PRICELESS!”
“Nice, clear, easy to use for teacher and students”
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