Group Size: Any
 

Learning Objectives:
 

The student uses scientific methods during laboratory and outdoor investigations.

Students will describe, plan, and implement simple experimental investigations testing one variable.

Students will collect information by detailed observations and accurate measuring;
 

Materials:
 

Pennies Water shampoo soaps conditioners safe household liquids droppers
 

Procedures:
 

Independent Investigation Guidelines
Step 1: Create a Question

  • What do you want to find out?
  • Does your question relate to the topic?
  • Can you develop an experiment to answer your question?
  • Does your question make sense? Is it confusing?
Step 2: Hypothesis

  • What do you think will happen?
    BE SPECIFIC!
    Use complete sentences.
Step 3: Procedure

  • What steps will you follow to find an answer?
    BE SPECIFIC! Label your steps using 1, 2, 3, etc.
  • Would someone else be able to follow your directions?
  • How will you collect your data?
  • How will you ensure reliable results?
  • What safety issues need to be addressed?
Step 4: Experiment & Data

  • Be sure to display your data in an organized manner. Use a table or chart
    to help you show your results. Don’t forget to label!
  • Include enough data to prove or disprove your hypothesis.
Step 5: Analysis/Conclusion

  • What happened during your experiment?
  • Did your results support your hypothesis?
  • Write a summary of what you learned during your experiment and
    address your results.
  • Explain any unexpected results.
  • Are your results reliable?
  • Did you use complete sentences?

Attached Files:
 

    indinvestrbrc.pdf 
    indinvestWorksheet.pdf 

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