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The Scientific Method and Using Variables Middle School Science Unit

The scientific method and using variables

Use this unit for a little help teaching your upper elementary class about the scientific method and using variables to plan a fair test experiment.

This will save you LOTS of time and keep your students engaged!

The scientific method and using variables
The scientific method and using variables

Students will learn about the scientific method, independent variables, dependent variables, and control variables, and they will learn how to make a hypothesis and how to write a conclusion. 

The scientific method and using variables
The Scientific Method and Using Variables

This resource is a great introduction to the scientific method. Students will use a planning page to plan their own investigation. Great for back to school!

The Scientific Method and Using Variables
The Scientific Method and Using Variables

This unit on the scientific method and using variables includes:

  • PowerPoint Slide Show on Scientific Method and Variables
  • Strategic Notetaking Guide
  • Suggested Schedule
  • Lesson Plan
  • Planning Pages
  • Follow-up pages
  • A flipbook
  • Answer Keys

Students will need simple materials for their investigation (a tennis ball or toy car, tape measure, different surfaces like tile or carpet).

The Scientific Method and Using Variables
The Scientific Method and Using Variables

Other science teachers LOVE this unit!

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In my school, we are supposed to teach variables at the beginning of the year. This was a great way for students to understand how to identify the variables and use them in an investigation.

Samantha P. 8/21/22
The Scientific Method and Using Variables
The Scientific Method and Using Variables

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