The scientific method -- What kind of experiment? -- Variables -- Many or few? -- Controls -- Let's experiment! Magnetic paper clips -- Tools of the trade -- Where are you? -- It's about time -- What do you see? -- Let's experiment! Chalk chomp -- Now what? -- Keeping a journal.
It is essential that scientists design a plan to ensure their experiments are conducted accurately and safely. Readers will learn how to gather materials, and create a step-by-step procedure to test their hypothesis. Readers will become familiar with controls and variables in a scientific setting.