Scientific Method

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  1. LaurenNJ

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    Does anyone have an experiment I can use that incorporates the Scientific Method, something fun and easy? I have one with M&M's but I am not sure if I want to use that one.
     
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    What about using different types of balls to see which one bounces the highest?
     
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    does temperature affect the rate at which water changes state?
     
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    How does exercise affect heart rate?
     
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    All of the 4th and 5th grade teachers used this activity this year.

    Save Fred - Here are some links...

    http://www.nclark.net/SaveFredLab.doc
    http://www.lab-aids.com/ebooks/demo/ebook.php?p=1;1;1;1

    Just google Save Fred and you will find lots of sites. It's a lot of fun. I purchased 1 bag of gummy worms, one bag of gummy savers and my kids worked in groups of 4. I have 24 kids, so only 6 groups. Afterwards, they threw away Fred and the life preserver, but I had plenty left to give them each a Fred of their own to enjoy.
     
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    All experiments incorportate the scientific method-and a few that I have used are:
    shrunken head
    fizzle factor
    coin drop
     
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    One of my students announced during science class that if you put a paper clip in a cup of sugar water, the paper clip will crystalize. I asked him if he has ever done the experiment and he said no so I told him we'll try it in class. All of the kids thought it would be fun to find out the results so we're going to do it on Monday.
     
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    You can always do how many drops of water can a penny hold before it overflows? Students work in cooperative groups on this one. I have another one involving pumpkins but it is messy and requires parent involvement but a great way of getting your pumpkin cleaned out for Halloween! :)
     
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    We also did an experiment that had the kids guess how much sugar it would take to make Kool Aid sweet. This was done in a cup. There were amazed at the results and once it was to their liking, they got to drink it!
     

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