Making Hypotheses: Dogs and Turnips Activity

I came across the Dogs and Turnips Activity and knew I wanted to try it with my students during our study of the scientific method.  The purpose of the activity is to allow students to practice forming hypotheses based upon their current knowledge.  Then they make revisions to their hypotheses as they gain more information.

My students loved this activity!  They were interested, challenged, and engaged the whole time.   They also learned that even with all the same information, not everyone reached the same conclusions in the end.  I will be using the Dogs and Turnips Activity with future classes to practice making hypotheses.

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