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Lesson Plan: Scientific Method for Primary 3 Children

Learning Objectives: 1. To understand the steps of the scientific method. 2. To apply the scientific method to conduct a simple experiment. 3. To analyze and interpret the results of the experiment.

Starter: Show the students a short video clip of a scientist conducting an experiment. Ask the students to share what they observe and what they think the scientist is doing. Discuss their responses as a class.

Introduction: 1. Explain to the students that scientists use a process called the scientific method to investigate and answer questions about the world around us. 2. Present a simplified version of the scientific method, emphasizing the following steps: a. Ask a question. b. Form a hypothesis. c. Plan and conduct an experiment. d. Collect and analyze data. e. Draw conclusions. f. Communicate the results.

Activity 1: Ask a Question 1. Provide each student with a worksheet that contains a list of questions related to everyday observations (e.g., Why do leaves change color in the fall?). 2. In pairs or small groups, have the students choose a question and discuss possible explanations or hypotheses.

Activity 2: Plan and Conduct an Experiment 1. Introduce the concept of variables (independent and dependent variables) and explain their importance in experiments. 2. Provide a worksheet with a simple experiment scenario (e.g., Does the temperature of water affect how quickly sugar dissolves?). 3. In pairs or small groups, have the students identify the independent and dependent variables, and design a step-by-step plan to conduct the experiment.

Activity 3: Collect and Analyze Data 1. Provide the necessary materials for the experiment (e.g., water, sugar, thermometers). 2. In pairs or small groups, have the students conduct the experiment following their plan. 3. Assist the students in recording their observations and data in a table or chart. 4. Guide the students in analyzing the data and drawing conclusions based on their observations.

Lesson Outline: 1. Starter: Show video clip and discuss observations (5 minutes) 2. Introduction: Explain the scientific method and its steps (10 minutes) 3. Activity 1: Ask a Question (15 minutes) 4. Activity 2: Plan and Conduct an Experiment (20 minutes) 5. Activity 3: Collect and Analyze Data (25 minutes) 6. Plenary: Discuss the results and conclusions as a class (10 minutes) 7. Assessment: Distribute a worksheet to assess understanding of the scientific method (5 minutes)

Plenary: Lead a class discussion to share and compare the results of the experiments conducted by different groups. Encourage students to explain their conclusions and discuss any unexpected findings. Emphasize the importance of communicating results and the role of scientific knowledge in everyday life.

Assessment: Distribute a worksheet that includes questions related to the scientific method and its steps. The worksheet should require students to apply their understanding of the scientific method to a hypothetical scenario or experiment. Review the completed worksheets to assess individual comprehension.

Video Resources: 1. Scientific Method for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmvVX5RuX2c 2. The Scientific Method Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL6jLw3sxkw

Worksheet Resources: 1. Scientific Method Worksheet: https://www.teachervision.com/scientific-method-worksheet 2. Scientific Method Steps Worksheet: https://www.education.com/download/worksheet/105827/scientific-method-steps.pdf