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10 Scientific Method Tools to Make Science Easier

How to teach science using 10 scientific method tools may just make your teaching life easier. You’ll have scientific method steps free printables, scientific method for kids videos and a worksheet to help save you time in gathering resources and making them kid-friendly. With different ways to present the method for kids, you’ll be teaching science with more ease.Share your tip or idea by uploading it to the Teach Junkie community so we can ooh and ahh over it! No blog needed, but if you have a blog, be sure to leave your link so we can read more there if you have more to share. {wink} We are totally excited about getting more games for upper grades – so share yours!source: gingersnapstreatsforteachers.blogspot.com1. Printable Cards – These are cute and simple cards (6 to a page) that remind students of the steps of the scientific method. They could even work great as a small booklet if bound or make the front of a foldable. Having a picture to go with each step may help making the steps easier to learn and recall. You’ll love how light these are on the printer, even in color. {Free Printable}source: thecraftyclassroom.com2. Printable Chart – This all in one place chart will keep the scientific method organized for your students. It is a great wall poster or a great printable to slip into a science notebook. You could even cut these into strips to make schedule cards and break down your science time into bite-sized chunks. {Free Printable}source: wildaboutteaching10.blogspot.com3. “I Can” Printable Science Experiment Posters – These scientific method steps are in poster form and also make great sentence starters. Writing statements in a science notebook or science journal will be easier for students when you can teach them how to start with these, “I can” statements. {Free Printable}source: krazee4kindergarten.blogspot.com4. Scientific Method for Kids Posters – These posters are so colorful and will bring definition to each step of the scientific method. You’ll love that these can work for any primary classroom and could even be shrunk when printing to get multiple ones on a page for reference in a science notebook. {Free Printable}5. Scientific Method Song – We know that learning through song can improve recall and recognition. Use a song like this scientific method song in order to teach each step and what they mean. It’s a longer song (over 6 mins) but its very appropriate for introducing single variables and getting the whole method memorized in rap form. Cut it shorter for review, since it repeats itself and you’ve got a time saver.source: sciencewithpallagi.blogspot.com6. Foldable for the Steps – See how this teacher creates a sample scientific method steps foldable for one of her students’ activities. Use it as a template or create your own. Wouldn’t this be a fun way to have students record a science experiment instead of on a worksheet to change it up a little?7. The Scientific Method Song – This song will remind students of what is playing on the radio and it comes along with the words on powerpoint. It would be great background music for students to listen to while doing some independent science work as encouragement. This is designed for older grades using more complex vocabulary and comes in just over 4 mins.source: musingsofaprimaryteacher.blogspot.com8. Free Experiment Worksheet – This worksheet can be used for almost any experiment. This will save you time and can always be glued into a science notebook or journal. Students can write and draw in each of the scientific method steps they took along the way. Read more in this tutorial on how to use it with beginning readers. {Free Printable}source: amazingclassroom.blogspot.com9. Cut n’ Paste Quiz – Want to give a pre or post-test to see if students can remember the order of the scientific method steps? Here is a summative type of quiz you can use. Students cut and paste the order of the steps. {Free Printable}source: 1happyteacher.blogspot.com10. Scientific Method Steps Worksheets – Two worksheets will help save you time since they are already created! The first will help you check a student’s understanding of the scientific process and the second is a worksheet that can be used for almost any experiment. This one is designed for third grade. {Free Printable}Thank you creative teachers  for such awesome science teaching tools. Your ideas are great! Feel free to grab an “I’m a Featured Teach Junkie” blog button as your creations are definitely worth the shout out.More Science:

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