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The Scientific Method

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This video includes Amy, Heather, and Macy


Centreville Middle School and West Blocton Middle School, Bibb County Schools District.


This podcast was created by a GEMS-U team using the lesson plan "Toilet Paper Strength".  The girls in the video demonstrate the scientific method by testing various brands of toilet paper.  They begin by discussing the steps in the scientific method.  Then, to review each step, the girls use the experiment described in the lesson plan using pennies, water, and samples of toilet paper.  Through this simple video, other students can see a simple version of the scientific method.

Length: 02:25

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

Toilet Paper Strength

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SC (8)
1. Identify steps within the scientific process.
  • Applying process skills to interpret data from graphs, tables, and charts
  • Identifying controls and variables in a scientific investigation
  • Measuring dimension, volume, and mass using Systéme International d'Unités (SI units)
  • Identifying examples of hypotheses
  • Identifying appropriate laboratory glassware, balances, time measuring equipment, and optical instruments used to conduct an investigation


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