This week my science classes completed a helicopter drop to test a hypothesis.
We cut our paper helicopters out and started testing.
Students had to figure out how to make the helicopter spin in the opposite direction, spin faster, and what a paper clip would do to the helicopter.
This was a fun way to use the scientific method. Students wrote a short response about what they thought, what they did, and the results.
STUDENTS: Tell me about one hypothesis you tested. What happened? Did you like this experiment? Why? Don't just say it was fun,, what was it about the experiment that was fun?