Kids are natural explorers. Grab these free printables and unit studies about the scientific method to help your inquisitive kids explore science.
Kids have this natural yearning to exploring the world around them. Even before they can speak they want to grab different things, squeeze your face, and figure out how things feel –sometimes even with their mouth. A germaphobe mom’s nightmare.
However, the scientific method is a very important way that the science community has developed to experiment with the world we live in.
What is the scientific method?
The scientific method is a process by which we use to understand the phenomena through a specific method of discovery. There are BASIC 5 steps to the scientific method. I say basic because there may be some more steps you find out there as your child grows older. For now, we are focusing on the basic 5.
- Make an observation
- Form a hypothesis
- Ask a question
- Record your results
The scientific is one of the most important inventions humans have ever come up with. Yet, what’s interesting is that it is actually not entirely formalized even today. That is also why there are so many other versions and additions to these basic five steps.
As Christians, we can see the scientific method as a good thing. Many people would like to stay clear of science altogether. People think science is direct opposition to Christianity. I beg to differ.
In fact, we should be glad that people aren’t just making up random conclusions and explanations to problems with no real data to back them up.
Even the most decorated scientist at best can only come up with a scientific hypothesis about how the world came to be. There is no scientific method that can prove the Big Bang, that we derived from some type of marine animal or evolved from monkeys etc.
The very scientific method that people have come up with to prove facts about life, has yet to even come close to disprove the existence of God.
One thing they can’t deny is something I learned from Living Waters Ministries. They say that the mere proof of creation proves that there is a Creator.
When we see a painter we know it is there because of a painter. All of us know that when we see a building, we know there existed a builder. Consequently, when we see the wonders of creation, there is no doubt that there is a Creator.
The exact process of science is designed to challenge different ideas through research. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word “science” is derived from the Latin word scientia, which is knowledge based on demonstrable and reproducible data.
Use the scientific method to teach kids how we can come up with solutions, and how the world views examining life. There should be a method for science, knowledge attained through study or practice. As long as they understand, the Creator who made it all.
Your kids will enjoy the scientific method using the printables, experiments, and activities I have listed below. Enjoy!
Explore these FREE printables and unit studies about the scientific method:
Scientific Method Unit Lesson Plan | Khan Academy
FREE Science Lesson – The Scientific Method – Owl Scientists | The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs
Scientific Method FREE Study Guide | Flipped in Fifth
FREEBIE – Scientific Method Study Guide | The Vibrant VA Studies Shop and More
Scientific Method FREEBIE Study Guide | Barrett Coal Creations
FREE Printable: Scientific Method Graphic Organizer | We Are Teachers
Scientific Method Study Guide | Hannah Stewart
FREE Scientific Method Worksheets | Dear Lyndsey
Scientific Method Posters FREE Download | Tech Teacher Pto3
FREE Scientific Method Resource | Teaching with Elly Thorsen
Scientific Method FREE Worksheets | Love to Know
FREE Scientific Method Chart | 4 Kinder Teachers
Examples for Scientific Method FREE Journal Pages | Little Bins Little Hands
Foldable FREE Scientific Method Printable | More Time 2 Teach
Testable & Non-Testable Questions Scientific Method FREEBIE | Beakers and Ink
Scientific Method Poster FREEBIE | Miss Ashlee S Class
FREE Flip Book Scientific Method | Simply STEAM
Scientific Method FREE Printable | One Happy Teacher
FREE Scientific Method Flipbook | Excellence in Teaching Science
Scientific Method Cards for FREE | Creekside Learning
FREE Worksheet: Elementary Level Scientific Method | A Life While Working on Home
The FREE Scientific Method for Kids Printable | Early Learning Ideas
Scientific Method PowerPoint with Notes for Teacher and Student (FREE) | Classroom Freebies
FREE Scientific Method Printable Worksheet for Kids | Homeschooling on a Dime
Scientific Method – FREE | The Clever Teacher
FREE Notebook Printable – Scientific Method | The Science Penguin
Totally FREE Scientific Method Printables | The Crafty Classroom
Help kids experience the scientific method with these free experiments and activities:
FREE Webquest Scientific Method Activity | Mrs G’s Classroom
FREE Scientific Method Task Cards 5th 6th Grade- Distance Learning Games | Promoting Success
SLIME & The Scientific Method FREE Activity | The Social Emotional Teacher
5 Easy Science Experiments for Kids | The Growing Creatives
20 High-Interest Scientific Method Ideas | Promoting Success
Simple Summer Science: Explore the Scientific Method with Lollipops! (FREE Flip Book) | All About 3rd Grade
Slime Science Fair Project FREE Scientific Method Worksheets | Hess Un-Academy
3 Easy Science Labs for Reviewing the Scientific Method | Tanya Yero Teaching
M&M or Skittles Experiment FREE Worksheets | Classroom Freebies Too
FREE Scientific Method Cootie Catcher for Learning Fun | Tock Your Homeschool
EASY Science Experiments at Home | Homeschool Hop Scotch
Introducing the Scientific Method (FREE Printables) | The Curriculum Corner
Scientific Method Experiment FREE Printables | Layers of Learning
Check out these videos to share with the kiddos to teach them all about how the process works.
Scientific Method for Kids | Clarendon Learning
The Steps of the Scientific Method for Kids | Free School
Fun and Easy Science Experiment for Kids | Kids Academy
Scientific Method Song | Have Fun Teaching
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!