A great animation to involve students in their learning of fair test, controls and variables. Animation is very creative whereby students need to imagine that they are working in a scientific lab. The lab has received emails that your class need to respond too. Students must read the email, virtually carry out the experiment, read about fair test controls and variables. Students keep their control the same throughout the experiment and can vary a variable.
Strand: 1. Nature of Science
Strand unit: 3. Design,Plan & Conduct Investigations
Suggestions for use: Set the scene for the class using the emails on the animation. State that at the end of the virtual experiments - students must be able to present their findings on the following keywords - fair test, controls, variables. Set students into groups to perform the virtual experiments. Give each group a different email to answer (from the animation)
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