Thursday, December 6, 2012

Fourth Graders and the Scientific Method

Do video games increase your tolerance to unpleasant cold water? Do dogs have a paw preference? These are just a few of the questions that our Fourth Graders came up with to then use the scientific method to answer their questions. Each student developed a hypothesis to pursue, created an experiment to gather data, analyzed the data, reached a conclusion and then communicated the results to the school. Do stop by the Fourth Grade classrooms to find the poster boards displaying each student's experiment and results.  

A few other questions were:
  • How many pennies will it take to keep the hovercraft from floating?
  • What is the best temperature for growing crystals?
  • Which M and M candy will be eaten the least and therefore be camouflaged the best? 

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