I’ve recently turned two more of my lab activities into products available to other teachers through my TpT store.
Activity: Predict, Measure, Graph and Analyze with Tasty Candy!
I use this activity with my 6th graders as they are learning to make quantitative observations, but I think it’s useful for 7th-9th as well.
Students enjoy getting to eat the candy after they make their measurements. Skills practiced are making a bar graph, calculating averages and percentages and comparing their data to the data of other students.
My 6th graders come to me without much experience with measuring and evaluating quantitative data. Math is not applied to scientific thinking in the lower grades unfortunately! While I think they would benefit from quantitative thinking in science in 4th/5th grade, I am happy to introduce them to the world of data!