May 11, 2014
This week you get to be scientists yourself!
You can either develop something you’d like to test at home or look online/our blog for ideas of easy experiments to do at home. Once you have chosen what you’ll do, carry out the experiment and write it up using the lab report method we have been learning in class.
Aim: What you are trying to find out.
Hypothesis: What you think will happen.
Equipment: What you used to carry out the experiment.
Procedure: Step by step instructions for what you did. Be specific!
Variables: What are the independent, dependent and control variables?
Results: Notes, a table, a graph or something similar showing what happened.
Conclusion: A statement about what you found out, linking to your hypothesis.
Remember to write your aim and hypothesis before your start your experiment. You can include photos, drawings and diagrams and you may do this either in your book or on your blog.
Stuck for ideas? Here are a few links to easy experiments you can do at home. Remember, in order to make it a test you will need to change one thing (independent variable) to see if that changes to outcome (dependent variable).
– Science Experiments For Kids
– Science is Fun
– There are also a ton of experiments on YouTube if you search for safe experiments at home.
Remember, you must ask for permission first to use things found at home. Also, you must ask your parents for help if you are going to use matches or anything flammable.