Our Year 7 Scientists have been developing their own experiments. The learning intention was to develop scientific inquiry skills by planning and completing a fair scientific experiment and by considering the scientific work of others. Some of the great ideas included designing an experiment that would; test a variable that is likely to affect the bounce height of a ball, test a variable that is likely to affect the amount of salt that can be dissolved in cup of water, test a variable that is likely to affect the stretch of an elastic band or other elastic material. One group of scientists tested the PSI in a soft drink container, measuring how the distance covered was affected by the amount of water in the bottle.
Scientists had to complete their work by writing a scientific report that included their aim, hypothesis, materials, method, results, discussion and conclusion.