The scientific method is a logical process of inquiry and investigation. Students gather observations about the problem, develop a hypothesis, design and implement a controlled experiment, record constants and independent and dependent variables, graph data, and draw conclusions. Students use key elements of the scientific method to perform two laboratory investigations: a consumer product testing lab and a solubility lab. Students have the option of performing either a student-designed, open-ended procedure or a standard step-by-step procedure. Either option will provide students the experience of using scientific thinking.
Detailed Teacher Notes and reproducible student handouts include easy-to-follow lab instructions, pre-lab activities, sample data, and in-depth background information. All chemicals and specialized equipment are provided.
Complete for 30 students working in pairs.
Additional ResourcesNo Additional Resources at the time.
Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 489
Flinn Middle School Catalog/Reference Manual Page 257
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