We have been learning about the Scientific Method and Process Skills scientists use to investigate and conduct experiments in class so far this year. This week we have talked about the different types of variables and the difference between Qualitative and Quantitative Observations.
I decided it is time to move beyond discussing these skills and begin doing the work of scientists in our class.
We also have a couple of flip video cameras in our classroom, and I was curious to see what would happen if two students took them home and tested out one of our class inquiry questions
So… Chloe, Payton, and Grace each took the cameras home and were told to video tape themselves answering the question – “Which Freezes Faster… Salt Water or Fresh Water?”
Before viewing what’s your hypothesis??
Watch carefully and see if they do a good job controlling their variables as they complete the experiment.