Science: Document an Experiment

This activity is broken up into several parts, which are designed to be done over several days.  

Activity Part 1: In small groups, have students using the Video tool to record a short video of their experiment in the lab. Then have students use the Caption tool to explain the procedure for the experiment.

Activity Part 2: Have students type up their data collected while performing a lab in a document. Try using an app like Google Docs or Pages. Allow them to explain their hypotheses and procedure, and insert tables and graphs to visually represent the data they collected while in the lab. Once complete, have students upload the document using the Add File tool. Then have students use the Voice Recorder tool to share what they found most interesting from the results of their experiment.

Activity Part 3: Later, have students look closely at the other students write-ups from the experiment. Students should examine the other students’ data and listen to their findings, then leave a comment about whether their results were the same or different. If the results were different, why do they think that might be the case? 

Supports Common Core: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7: Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.9: Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.


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