Introduction to the Scientific Method
I use the scientific method to kick off the start of the school year. My sixth graders are rusty with their scientific skills according to my pre lesson survey when only three of them remembered what a hypothesis was from last year. I find that it's good to use an experiment and use experimental design to help teach science and from that we can help teach concepts of:
- Writing a testable hypothesis
- Writing a clear and easy to follow procedure
- Drawing evidence based conclusions.