My 5th & 6th graders FLIP for this math & science lesson! Students gather data using the scientific method to discover if a 1/3 full or 2/3 full water bottle will result in more upright landings. After writing their hypothesis, students flip water bottles 1/3 full and 2/3 full 20 times for each condition. They create class line plots of their data and find the median, mode, and mean of upright landings for both conditions. After analyzing their results, they write their conclusions. An extension activity of 2 levels of water bottle-themed word problems is also included.
~ 8 student pages of Water Bottle Flipping Experiment
~ 3 student pages of Water Bottle Flipping Word Problems and Data
~ sample class line plots
~ answer keys and sample conclusions
~ extensive teacher notes
~ pictures of experiment and data analysis
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