Will a dime float in water? What about my pencil? Can I make a real rocket out of food? Use this worksheet for taking a student's curiosity to the next level!
This form was inspired by the inquiry of a 10 year old curious about the world around her. She wanted to do an impromptu science experiment so she wrote out her hypothesis. The testing section was added so that she could write out her procedure and track the results (and get credit).
What would make my hypothesis true? What else could I try?
For enrichment, get your student to exercise critical thinking skills with a second page for taking a failed hypothesis even further. After all, the greatest inventors got it wrong a couple of times, right?! There is room for an infinite number of tests, just print out the second page and write in the Test #. There is space for writing the conclusion after two tests.
This document also includes a graphic to subtly inspire your budding scientist, boy or girl. Pages are also setup to make double-sided printing a breeze.
This is the perfect classroom form for homeschoolers who like to catch those golden opportunities to turn everyday questions into a full-blown science experiment!
TEACHER'S TIP: If your student wants to do an "experiment" have them fill out the top portion of the form and submit it for review. Then you can "approve" or have them edit and resubmit their "proposal" to carry out the project. This will also allow time to gather materials and determine the appropriate time and place (conditions) for the experiment. It empowers the student to become the scientist and solidifies their commitment to the project.
For older students, your grading rubric can include criteria such as preparation, creativity/innovation, critical thinking, persistence, etc.