Learning to Use the Scientific Method

Can you identify the steps in the scientific method?

Learning how to use the scientific method to investigate questions is a critical skill for children to develop.

Try this together.

Read the latest timeforkids.com news story together, A Not-So-Itsy-Bitsy Web . It is about a scientific mystery.
Scientists use the scientific method to solve mysteries like this one. The first step is to identify a mystery, or a question. The next step is to come up with a hypothesis, or a smart guess. What two different hypotheses can you find as you read the article?
How do you think the scientists will test their hypotheses? What do you think the answer to the mystery will be?