Thinking Like A Scientist

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Quiz: Thinking Like A Scientist

Teach students to think like scientists with this colorful, kid-friendly introduction to the scientific method. Difficult terms like 'hypothesis' and concepts like 'interpreting results' will be made understandable with the use of real world activities. Each of the simplified steps is converted to a memorable icon (poster ready art of steps available on-line). Students will understand how they already use (prior knowledge) information to investigate through questioning, observing, guessing, testing and evaluating ideas and phenomena.

Student Application

Difficult terms like "hypothesis" and concepts like "interpreting results" will be made understandable with the use of real world activities.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand and be able to implement the different steps of the Scientific Method.
  2. Students will appreciate the need for science in everyday situations.
  3. Students will understand what it means to think like a scientist.


Supporting Activities

  1. Class experiment: As a class, have students discuss possible questions that might require experimentation. Make a list of the suggestions and have students vote for the one theyd like to try. Next have each student write down his or her hypothesis and reasoning. Assign students to work in groups to conduct the experiment. Have each group pre...

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