Students in Mrs. Kelly's 6th-grade science class collecting and analyzing data.
During an experiment in 6th grade science, students were self-directed, responsible data collectors as they collaborated in groups and then as a class.
To explore the driving question of “What can cause populations to change?” students first explored food and water by testing for carbohydrates (sugar & starch), proteins, and fats.
What’s next: Students will think critically about the collected data to draw reasonable conclusions. They’ll determine how the population of an ecosystem changes when the available food changes.