Using the Scientific Method

This in-service suite describes the steps of the scientific method. Teachers can discover how to use these steps in daily activities with children.

Supporting Materials

Tips for Teachers [PDF, 110KB]

Tips for Teachers: Dual Language Learners [PDF, 181KB]

Tips for Families [PDF, 256KB]

Tools for Supervisors [PDF, 207KB]

Helpful Resources [PDF, 79KB]

Materials for Trainers

Presentation [PPTX, 82MB]

Optional Slide [PPTX, 58MB]

Presenter Notes [PDF, 2.1MB]

Learning Activity: Video Review of Coconuts [PDF, 129KB]

Learning Activity: Discussion of Classroom Scenarios [PDF, 126KB]

Learning Activity: Planning in Your Classroom [PDF, 292KB]

Tips for Trainers [PDF, 654KB]

Supplemental Videos [PPTX, 68MB]

Supplemental Videos: Dual Language Learners [PPTX, 100MB]

Supplemental Learning Activity: In the Moment [PDF, 164KB]

AIAN Materials

Presentation [PPTX, 24MB]

Presenter Notes [PDF, 1.3MB]

All AIAN Materials [ZIP, 25MB]

To view these materials without Internet access, download the Using the Scientific Method 15-minute In-service Suite [ZIP, 309MB]. This file contains the resources from "Supporting Materials" and "Materials for Trainers" tabs. Download American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) materials from the AIAN tab. Please ensure your computer meets the minimum system requirements before downloading.

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Topic:Teaching Practices


Resource Type: Video

National Centers: Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning

Age Group: Preschoolers

Last Updated: June 5, 2018