Scientific Method for Years 7 & 8 : Fizzics Education

Scientific Method for Years 7 & 8

Scientific Method for Years 7 & 8

Immerse your students in the real scientific process!

Designed for Years 7 & 8 to investigate the scientific method in detail, this workshop introduces and expands a variety of core scientific principles:

  • forming a hypothesis
  • identifying variables
  • fair testing
  • experimental design and reporting
  • critical thinking and problem solving

These 5 elements are essential for students to plan and undertake their own first-hand investigations as well as evaluate their results correctly, regardless of what unit of work they are studying!

Use this workshop to help students understand the core components of scientific literacy as well as kick-off their entry into high school science.

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on scientific knowledge (ACSIS124)
& (ACSIS139)

Measure and control variables, select equipment appropriate to the task and collect data with accuracy (ACSIS126) & (ACSIS141)

Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions based on evidence (ACSIS130) & (ACSIS145)

Reflect on scientific investigations including evaluating the quality of the data collected, and identifying improvements (ACSIS131) & (ACSIS146)

Communicate ideas, findings and evidence based solutions to problems using scientific language, and representations, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS133) & (ACSIS148)

Mixtures, including solutions, contain a combination of pure substances that can be separated using a range of techniques (ACSSU113)

Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces, including Earth’s gravitational attraction, acting on the object (ACSSU117)

Chemical change involves substances reacting to form new substances (ACSSU225)

Energy appears in different forms, including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and energy transformations and transfers cause change within systems (ACSSU155)

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science & Technology Syllabus Content
A student:

identifies questions and problems that can be tested or researched and makes predictions based on scientific knowledge
SC4-4WS

follows a sequence of instructions to safely undertake a range of investigation types, collaboratively and individually
SC4-6WS

processes and analyses data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends, patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions
SC4-7WS

presents science ideas, findings and information to a given audience using appropriate scientific language, text types and representations
SC4-9WS

describes the action of unbalanced forces in everyday situations
SC4-10PW

explains how scientific understanding of, and discoveries about the properties of elements, compounds and mixtures relate to their uses in everyday life
SC4-17CW

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Science Show Demonstrations

Potato problems

Which pair of electrodes produce the largest voltage?

Piaget's Pendulum

Is it the length of string or the mass that matters?

Eulers Disc

Statistically, what is the average length of spin. Why?

Mixing it up

Does surface area make a difference with dissolving rates?

Hot or cold skittles

How much of an impact does heat have?

Gas release via displacement

Which product releases the most carbon dioxide?

Bicarbonate soda rocket

Does more vinegar make it go higher?

Crushers

How much pressure can paper cylinders take?

Ice block conundrum

Which will melt the ice first... metal or plastic?

Rubber band race cars

Does a car go twice as far when you stretch the band twice as much?

Requirements

Appropriate for Years 7 to 8 with a maximum of 30 students per workshop

Access to 3 electrical power sockets and 8 tables

Chairs are not required

Set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes

Cost

$390 inc. GST per 60-minute workshop or $480 inc. GST per 90 minute workshop
If only one workshop is required, the cost would be $480 inc. GST per day

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In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Call 1300 856 828, or click below to make a booking for your school.

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