For this week's experiment, watch the scientific method music video first. Then, watch my first video. Next, watch my second video. Finally, check out my graph. If you want to make a cool graph like I did, then go here: https://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/classic/
This week, you will have the opportunity to design YOUR OWN science experiment!
Step 1. Start with the problem. What do you want to know? Is it testable?
My Question is ________________________________________________________________.
Great! Now, can you test it?
I sure can! Here’s how_____________________________________________________________.
Or, actually, I'm not really sure. and I need to go back to the beginning.
Step 2. Why are you testing this thing? What is your hypothesis? Can you use an IF, a THEN,
and a BECAUSE in your hypothesis? Example: IF, Sprite is the fizziest soda, THEN it will have the
biggest Mentos reaction, BECAUSE fizziness creates pressure. Note: It’s ok to be wrong at this
My Hypothesis is __________________________________________________________________
Step 3: What materials will you need for your experiment? List as many as you think you need.
My Materials are:
Step 4: Is your test fair? Do you have an independent variable (what you change), a
dependent variable (what you measure) and a control (what you keep the same)?
Yes, my test is fair. These are my variables:
My Independent variable is __________________________________________________
My Dependent variable is ___________________________________________________
My Control is _____________________________________________________________
Step 5: TEST!!! Make sure to take careful records/observations.
Here is what I observed, measured, or recorded:
Step 6: Were you right? Why or why not? If you were right, then your hypothesis was CONFIRMED.
If you were wrong, then you hypothesis was REJECTED. It’s ok to be wrong. That is how we learn.
My hypothesis was (circle one) CONFIRMED/REJECTED:
Here is why:
Here is what I learned: