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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Online Class Version

We’ve run live interactive distance programs since 2010 and are highly experienced in making online classes engaging for students on a variety of web conferencing platforms.

  • All of the activities listed below will be covered during the conference.
  • Upon booking, you will receive a PDF outlining the materials that you can have on hand to make the workshop more interactive. It’s not a problem if you can’t source all of the materials, as we’ll have these on hand for the workshop
  • Full child protections are in place
  • We usually connect to classes & homes via Zoom, however if you wish to use a different software we can work with you on getting the connection live.

If you connect with us via Zoom

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

follows a sequence of instructions to safely undertake a range of investigation types, collaboratively and individually

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

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

describes the action of unbalanced forces in everyday situations

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

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Victorian Curriculum

Identify questions, problems and claims that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on scientific knowledge (VCSIS107)

Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation types, including fieldwork and experiments, ensuring safety and ethical guidelines are followed (VCSIS108)

In fair tests, measure and control variables, and select equipment to collect data with accuracy appropriate to the task (VCSIS109)

Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to identify relationships, evaluate claims and draw conclusions (VCSIS111)

Reflect on the method used to investigate a question or solve a problem, including evaluating the quality of the data collected, and identify improvements to the method (VCSIS112)

Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically, including identification of independent, dependent and controlled variables (VCSIS134)

Select and use appropriate equipment and technologies to systematically collect and record accurate and reliable data, and use repeat trials to improve accuracy, precision and reliability (VCSIS136)

Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between variables, identifying inconsistencies in data and sources of uncertainty, and drawing conclusions that are consistent with evidence (VCSIS138)

Use knowledge of scientific concepts to evaluate investigation conclusions, including assessing the approaches used to solve problems, critically analysing the validity of information obtained from primary and secondary sources, suggesting possible alternative explanations and describing specific ways to improve the quality of data (VCSIS139)

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?


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?

Potato battery experiment


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

During Social Distancing – Contact us
and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements. Further details here

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$495 GST Free for a 60-minute workshop or $540 GST Free for a 90-minute workshop.

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

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