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Found 5 resources at the 6-8 grade level for the concept: Science works only with testable ideas. (P2, P3, NOS2)

Exploring bouncing balls
Students explore the physical properties of a variety of balls and how they bounce. Students then reflect on the process they used by charting their pathway on the Understanding Science Flowchart.

Audience: 6-8

Source: UCMP

Resource type: lab activity

Heating and cooling of the Earth's surface
Students conduct experiments on the rate that sand and water heat up and cool down. Based on their observations, they make hypotheses about why materials heat up and cool down at different rates and then test their ideas.

Audience: 6-8

Source: UCMP

Resource type: lab activity

Introducing the Understanding Science Flowchart to middle school students
Students read a story about Walter Alvarez and then plot his scientific journey on the Understanding Science Flowchart. Students find that science is seldom a linear story.

Audience: 6-8

Source: UCMP

Resource type: classroom activity

Investigating a Crime Scene
Two suspicious dogs and a shredded book provide a perfect combination for focusing on the process of science and to do so with a bit of a chuckle. This powerpoint has been developed so that you can ask for student responses throughout.

Audience: 6-8

Source: UCMP

Resource type: powerpoint slides

Amazon fly
This short activity quickly engages the participants in the process of developing testable hypotheses. Students come up with multiple hypotheses to explain a set of observations and figure out how to test these hypotheses.

Audience: 6-8

Source: UCMP

Resource type: classroom activity

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