Activity: Hypothesis stories

This short activity quickly engages students in the process of science. They develop multiple hypotheses to explain a set of observations and figure out how to test these hypotheses.

  • Key Stage: KS3
  • Time required: 10-15 minutes

About this resource

  • Resource type: classroom activity
  • Theme: Working scientifically

Learning outcomes

  • students pose multiple hypotheses to explain a set of observations
  • students suggest methods to test their hypotheses
  • students understand that scientific methods and theories developed as earlier explanations are modified to take account of new evidence and ideas
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