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6th Graders Explore Experimental Design

InstagramNews September 20, 2022

6th graders entered the messy realm of experimental design in science class today while learning about independent, dependent, and constant variables. Their goal was to evaluate a claim (Gorilla Tape claims to be 3x stronger than duct tape), plan the experiment, and then experience how challenging it is to keep everything but the tape type constant, while thinking about how to improve their original experiment design. Students are also having conversations about bias and about the importance of repeating a test multiple times to improve data accuracy.