About This Chapter
4th Grade Science: Scientific Investigation - Chapter Summary
The process of scientific investigation comes alive with this chapter outlining how investigations are conducted, experiments are designed and the scientific method is implemented. Each lesson is accompanied by a multiple-choice quiz that can be used to measure how well your student understands the topics presented. Use the printable lesson transcript to create your own learning tools, such as flash cards, vocabulary lists and study guides.
- Describe the scientific method and its steps and processes
- Design an experiment successfully
- Give an example of a hypothesis
- Read a table
- Explain what a graph is
- Detail how to conduct a long-term scientific investigation
- Understand the process of engineering design
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with scientific investigation topics will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about the the process of scientific investigation.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding science subjects
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about scientific investigation
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about the scientific method
- Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra science resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover the scientific investigation topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about the scientific investigation process.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands scientific investigation by completing the 4th Grade Science: Scientific Investigation exam.
1. Scientific Method Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
What is science? You might think of experiments and mixing chemicals. Science is way more than that, though. In this lesson, we will talk about the scientific method. Then, we will look at a few examples of it in action.
2. Scientific Method Lesson for Kids: Steps & Process
Scientists use the scientific method to help them make sure their work is done the right way. But how does the method actually work? This lesson explains the scientific method's steps and processes.
3. How to Design an Experiment: Lesson for Kids
Experiments are tests that scientists perform to make new discoveries and investigate predictions. This lesson will teach you how to design your own simple experiment like a scientist.
4. Hypothesis Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Doing science experiments can be fun! But before you start your experiment, you need to make a hypothesis. In this lesson, you'll read about an experiment about mold growing on food. You'll also learn what a hypothesis is and how you can make one.
5. What is a Graph? - Lesson for Kids
Graphs come in many different shapes and sizes. In this lesson, you'll discover what a graph is, how it represents information, and some of the awesome types available.
6. How to Read a Table: Lesson for Kids
Understanding what a table is and how to use it can change the way you see the world! They are everywhere in our world - on food boxes, at sports events, on report cards. In this lesson, learn the components of a table and how to read one!
7. Conducting Long-Term Scientific Investigations: Lesson for Kids
How do scientists conduct their investigations? What are the most important steps that a scientist must take in order to investigate the answers to their questions? In this lesson, we will learn what a scientist must think about before, during, and after a long-term investigation.
8. Engineering Design Process: Lesson for Kids
Look around you - there are amazing examples of technology everywhere! Who created them? How did they come up with their ideas? Engineers go through a detailed process to create great things. In this lesson you will learn more about the engineering design process.
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