attention sixth grade science teachers

Discussion in 'Sixth Grade' started by Bri120, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Bri120

    Bri120 Rookie

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    Sep 7, 2008

    I am about to start teaching The Scientific Method to my sixth graders. We use small textbooks throughout the year on various topics. But we do not have a textbook for the Scientific Method. I am trying to re-invent the wheel here and was wondering how long you usually spend teaching the method. I have 43 minutes a day with each of my classes.

    Thanks in advance.


    Also if anyone has an outline of their unit on the scientific method I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to take a look at it.

    Thanks you.
     
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    Hi Bri! I think we use the same books as you. I noticed there was a lack of scientific method.


    A good way to teach the scientific method is by doing a simple experiment. I usually find a good article about it, read it, spend a day talking about it/ explaining it, then doing an experiment. They tend to get hung up on the only one variable thing and controls.

    A great resource: sciencespot.net. Another great one: Middleschoolscience.com
     

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