Investigate the growth of three common garden plants: tomatoes, beans, and turnips. You can change the amount of light each plant gets, the amount of water added each day, and the type of soil the seed is planted in. Observe the effect of each variable on plant height, plant mass, leaf color and leaf size. Determine what conditions produce the tallest and healthiest plants. Height and mass data are displayed on tables and graphs.
This worksheet allows students to evaluate several graphs of plant data and match them to the correct exp... (more)erimental setup. They then describe the evidence that supports their claims.
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade Science
This is my scientific method unit final. I adapted the Student Exploration into a test due 1 week after b... (more)eing assigned. The idea is for them to practice the process. Use the 3 variations separately for differentiating, or combine one of the guided labs with the "ask your own question" lab.
Earth/Space Science, Middle School Life Science, Middle School Physical Science
used with a fourth grade class after introducing the concepts on independent & dependent variables and co... (more)nstants (I used a mail merge from excel with their student log-in info so each child had it preloaded at the top of their paper
4th Grade Science