Scientific Method Lab Sheet
Using a scientific method lab sheet … You love them or you
hate them learn to love them.
As a young homeschooling mom, I struggled early on with teaching my kids how to use lab sheets. My kids struggled with lab sheets too. It was a family thing. I remember getting pretty overwhelmed with trying to explain the need and purpose of a lab sheet not to mention why we had all the different sections and how to use it properly.
“No, the sketch section of your lab sheet is not for playing tic-tac-toe, with your partner.”
It was easy to let the concepts of the scientific method slide when the kids were younger. Getting through an experiment without flooding the house or putting a hole in a wall was always the sign of a successful experiment, in my book!
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Now that there are middle schoolers and high schoolers in the house I’m even more concerned about flooding & holes in the walls as well as making sure they understand:
- All the parts of the scientific method.
- Why they are important.
- How to use a lab sheet based on the scientific method.
- How to use the scientific method to share their experiment or project with others.
With a desire to keep it all as simple as possible, I was determined to create a useful scientific method lab sheet that produced more than blank stares from my kids and co-op classmates.
With the launch of three famous scientist online unit studies, a lab sheet based on the scientific method was a must-have.
Study Great Scientists. Conduct Great Science Experiments. Teach Life Skills.
Archimedes was always asking “Why?”
Galileo was the grandmaster of asking “How?” things happened. He’s most famous for testing and retesting with very consistent methods, as well as meticulously observing and gathering data (drawings mostly).
Isaac Newton took all the ideas, questions, and data to a conclusion. He showed us the results by creating and applying math equations that were ’simple’ to understand.
These methods eventually became known as the scientific method. It’s the structure of conducting good science that is used throughout the world today.
Whether you are studying Archimedes, Galileo, Newton, or any other scientists or fields of science, you will want this FREE scientific method lab sheet.
The free printable includes:
- A lab sheet even a non-science homeschooler can use successfully.
- Explanations for the various science terms.
- What to do or ask in order to find the information you need to complete each section.
It really simplifies the understanding of how and why it’s important to conduct good science experiments.
Read more about how you can use the scientific method to teach life skills.
Shannan is a wife, mum, and saved by grace child of The King. Her home base is in Scotland, where she homeschools her two kids (ages 12 & 15) and learns on location throughout Europe as much as possible. She is a classical/Charlotte Mason style home educator living out her God-breathed dream of raising her family in Europe. She’s passionate about many things, especially helping others learn on location using the world as their classroom. She encourages you to pursue your God-breathed dream, no matter what it is! You can join her at Captivating Compass for homeschool and family travel inspiration.