Students self-selected groups for this entire project and got to choose one of the major components of the scientific method to become "experts" on: hypothesis, materials, variables, constant, experiment/data collection, or conclusion. They worked on a collaborative Google Doc to create questions about their scientific method component which helped guide their research! Next, students used a kid-friendly search engine of their choice to find important information to add to their collaborative Google Doc. The groups chose a digital format of their choice to "teach" other kids about their scientific method concept.
Group Choices during this project were:
Hypothesis: Made an ActivInpsire flipchart and did a screencast of their presentation
Materials: Used Movie Maker, the Dell Webcam for video and an iPad to take pictures
Constants: Powerpoint with voiceover
Variables/Control: Used the iPad app, YakIt, and Movie Maker to compile all clips
Data Collection: Powerpoint with voiceover
Conclusion: Pixie Movie
The technology gurus did an incredible job creating the website using CheckThis. Click the image below to take you to their website. Please share with your class and have them answer the questions at the end! If they sign into their Google account they can add comments and "like" the site.
Speaking of the Scientific Method, I just uploaded my newest product: The Scientific Method Interactive Powerpoint and Student Recording sheet. Check it out: