Scientific Investigation

The students will demonstrate and understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting an investigation

Materials Needed:
• Multiple sets of eight index cards, each card having one of the eight steps of the scientific process written on it, as follows: 1. Ask questions. 2. Conduct background research. 3. Collect observations. 4. Identify variables. 5. Formulate a hypothesis. 6. Design an experiment. 7. Analyze the data. 8. Draw conclusions. • Live earthworms, crickets, or pill bugs • Variety of items to be used to simulate environments, such as black construction paper, toilet paper tubes, wet paper towels, heat lamp, pine shavings, mulch • Copies of the two attached handouts