The first unit my students in both 5th and 6th grades are learning is the scientific method — specifically, how do we use scientific inquiry to solve problems? To start the year off, I wanted to expose my students to some “scientific inquiry skills” that they are probably already pretty familiar with — and to identify those as tools scientists use. Instead of reading about these skills in books, though, I created a series of mostly hands-on stations that asked students to use those very skills!
Station One: Observation
Station Four: Predict
Station Five: Measure
Station Six: Interpret Data
Students visited BBC’s Schools site to complete this math activity: Interpreting Data.
Station Seven: Infer
Students completed a few inference worksheets for this station. This one wasn’t so exciting…
If you’d like to use any or all of this activity, you can get the packet here (Word and PDF files):