Type:

E-book, Lesson Plan

Description:

Students work in research teams (2-4 students) to challenge the claims of products available to consumers. From paper towel advertisements to powerful battery claims, my students take the lead in their learning and investigate their world using the scientific method.

During the first part of the project, students choose a product, create their question/hypothesis, and develop their procedure. They are required to incorporate methods to ensure reliable results and to address safety concerns. Before the experiment day, teams list the materials needed and gain final approval from the teacher. After the experiment, students use their data to construct a graph and write a conclusion. Each team is required to create a presentation to report their findings to their classmates. Source: (T. Trimpe, Havana Junior High, Havana, IL)

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

hypothesis experiment design investigation design lab graphing chart graph

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial

Collections:

None
Update Standards?

SCI.7.2.D: Science

construct tables and graphs, using repeated trials and means, to organize data and identify patterns; and

SCI.7.2.E: Science

analyze data to formulate reasonable explanations, communicate valid conclusions supported by the data, and predict trends.
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