Scrapbook Topic: Scientific Method, Fifth Grade Informational Sites: http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/scientific_method.html This website is a helpful overview of the scientific method. It includes a description of the scientific method in general as well as a description of each of the steps. http://www.sciencebob.com/sciencefair/scientificmethod.php For a quick reference of the scientific method, this website does the trick. It includes all of the steps plus a short description. In addition, it includes the definition of a couple of words that are associated with the scientific method. http://www.studygs.net/scimethod.htm This website has a step by step guide on how to use the scientific method. In addition, it includes research options and a bulleted list of common mistakes. http://scene.asu.edu/habitat/s_method.html In addition to information about the scientific method, this website also includes some example. It goes more in depth on each of the steps than the previous websites. It even has graphs and charts to show how to report results from experiments. http://www.utexas.edu/courses/bio301d/Topics/Nonscientists/Text.html This website provides real-life examples of how people use the scientific method and not realize they are using it. It includes examples like using the scientific method when cooking, writing, designing advertisements, and much more. Educational Sites: http://quizlet.com/371138/5th-grade-science-the-scientific-method-flash-cards/ This website has a quiz on vocabulary words related to the scientific method. It’s very helpful in that students need to know the terms that are used in the scientific method in order to understand the process. http://science.k12flash.com/scientificmethod.html This site has various games and aids related to the topic. For example, it has a poem, a rap, a crossword puzzle, and flash cards. http://web.nestucca.k12.or.us/tec/riparian/science/scimethodconvar.pdf This link contains a Spongebob scientific method worksheet. I actually did this worksheet in high school and I thought it was very creative and helpful to use familiar characters while learning. It made the material more interesting. http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/science/the_scientific_method/quiz468.html This website contains a quiz over the scientific method. It reviews each of the steps and the different variables being used. This would be very helpful at the end of the unit to make sure that students have learned the material. http://aspire.cosmic-ray.org/labs/scientific_method/sci_method_selector.swf In this website, there is information about what the scientific method is and how it relates to astronomy. This would come in handy when trying to apply the scientific method and show how it is used in may fields. Pictures: Figure 1 http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/overview_scientific_method2.gif Figure 2 http://edtech2.boisestate.edu/gudeniusm/506/far_transfer/far_transfer_full.jpg Figure 3 http://www.daisy.org/z3986/structure/SG-DAISY3/images/part2-table/table02.jpg Figure 4 http://shanahan1.pbworks.com/f/1252260323/science_fair.gif Figure 5 http://0.tqn.com/d/chemistry/1/0/I/i/scifairposter.jpg Figure 6 http://www.makeitsolar.com/images/chartexperiment002.jpg Figure 7 http://www.aisp.net/vster/ScientificMethod1.GIF Figure 8 http://climateclash.com/files/2010/10/ScientificMethod5.jpg Figure 9 http://www.teachersparadise.com/c/images/prods/1T/T-38056 Figure 10 http://scienceblogs.com/clock/upload/2006/11/a1%20sci.method.jpg Lesson Plans: http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/222.html In this lesson plan, students use M&M’s to figure out which color is the dominant one. In order to figure this out, students will use the scientific method and write out the steps and results. http://jc-schools.net/ce/scimethod.html With this lesson plan, students will learn the scientific method and implement what they have learned by conducting an experiment. http://alex.state.al.us/lesson_view.php?id=12635 This lesson plans includes step by step instructions to carry out the scientific method. Students will use paper towels, water, a graduated cylinder, scissors, a calculator, a pan to test towel pieces, extra paper towels, and a ruler. http://www.teachnology.com/lessons/lsn_pln_view_lessons.php?action=view&cat_id=8&lsn_id=2105 Students will conduct an experiment using Tootsie Roll Pops and a computer to learn the scientific method. http://www.pilinutpress.com/index_files/SolvingMysteriesUsingtheScientificMethod.html This lesson plans involves reading a book, solving a mystery, and using the scientific method as well. This does a good job in incorporating other subjects.