You will follow each step of the Scientific Method below to create an experiment of your choice.
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE BLOG POST BEFORE YOU BEGIN.
1. Ask a Question
- Ask a question in which you can create an experiment.
- Avoid questions like, "What tastes better, Coke or Pepsi?" or "Can I build a volcano?".
- Choose an experiment that you can create at home and recreate in class. BE SURE TO GET PARENT/GUARDIAN APPROVAL FIRST.
- Make an educated guess as to what you think the answer to your question will be.
- Record important facts, new vocabulary and other things that you may want to know.
- Make a list of equipment and materials that you will need.
- Describe the step-by-step procedure that you will use to complete the experiment.
- Conduct the experiment at home. Make note of the controlled, dependent and independent variables.
- Record data from your experiment.
- Make a table or graph to display the results of your data. Similar to what we did in field science for the Bouncing Ball activity.
- State your question.
- State your hypothesis.
- Demonstrate your experiment.
- Describe the equipment and materials that you are using.
- Include a step-by-step procedure.
- List the controlled, dependent and independent variables.
- Show any data that you collected to include tables or graphs.
- Was your hypothesis correct or incorrect and why?
- What conclusion can you draw from your experiment?
When your experiment is complete, create a poster to include all bullet points in Communicate Results.
Review the rubric HERE. This is what you will be graded upon.
There will be an Energy Expo where you will demonstrate your experiment to other students in the school. There will be tables set up for you to present your experiment.
1. Must be safe
2. May not include food (unless video-taped)
3. Use of gloves required if the observer will be touching liquid, goo, etc. (I can provide some.)
4. Use of materials you have around the house, as so you don't have to buy anything.
5. Must be able to recreate the experiment at school.
Experiment Presentations (afternoon):
Humu - Monday September 19
Nene - Tuesday September 20