Resources for Teaching About the Scientific Method


Oh, what do you think a scientist does
To solve a problem found because
Many scientists are scientists
Cause they¹re great problem solvers

There is a systematic way
They go about most every day
It¹s methodical and it¹s logical
The scientific method

(hear and purchase this song at: **The Scientific Method, Doug Eldon**)

If you have a question
You want to test
You've got to make your
Hypothesis.

(hear and purchase this song at: **Scientific Method Blues, Kathleen Carroll**)



WHICH GRAPHIC CAPTURES YOUR VISION OF THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD?
(If you don't like any of these, Google "scientific method images" for many more examples!)
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HERE ARE SOME GREAT RESOURCES TO USE IN YOUR CLASSROOM:
  • A Set of 10 Activities that Engage Students in the Parts of the Scientific Method
  • M&Ms and the Scientific Method Activity
  • **Forensics** Unit Plan: How are math and science put to work in the real world?
    Put on your gloves, take out your magnifying glasses, and get ready to become a crime scene investigator. Middle school students become super sleuths as they learn and apply scientific investigation skills to solve a crime. They apply deductive reasoning skills to make sense of the relationships between events, suspects, motives, evidence, and ultimately solve this whodunnit.