Worksheets and ideas to get students thinking about the scientific method and how to write up a scientific investigation (Key Stage 3 and GCSE).
Please forgive the URL of this page – there is no scientific method, but rather a collection of diverse methods that scientists use to inquire about the world.
What is science?
What is science? A practical demonstration that asks students: What is science? This simple but powerful demonstration asks students to generate and test their own hypotheses in a similar way to research scientists. (PDF)
Writing up a scientific investigation: the Practical Planner!
Template for writing up a scientific investigation. This fantastic resource by Tom Kitwood provides a template and scaffold for students to use when planning and carrying out any scientific investigation. It is best to enlarge this document to fill an A3 page. (PDF)
Writing a scientific method
Worksheet to help students write a scientific method. Students write a method. Their partner carries out the experiment and provides feedback. The method is then re-written and improved. This resource was co-designed with Catherine O’Riordan. (PDF)