This powerful lesson will not only teach students how to identify variables, design a scientific experiment, collect data, make a CER (claim, evidence, and reasoning) based on their experiment, and continue thinking in questions, it will also teach them girls can do anything! Using the inspiring story of Ewy Rosqvist’s 1962 Grand Prix win, you can change the way girls see themselves and inspire all your students to believe they can do anything!
Matchbox Car PQRST – all the details you need to engage your students with inspiring stories and to use the PQRST Journal to experiment with Matchbox cars in order to DO science. (Even better if you can get some of the Matchbox cars modeled after Ewy’s car, but any car will do.)
PQRST Sciencing Journal – Hack Version
If you want students to go through the entire process of designing, carrying out, and communicating the results from a scientific experiment, then the PQRST Journal is a useful tool. It does not fit every single testable question but it will work for most. The PQRST Journal allows students to take a testable question and design a scientific investigation using the science practices. NOTE: Some assembly is required! See the step-by-step pictures below this document for help, if needed. The assembly requires scissors but not tape or staples. If you want the boring print, fold, and staple version, you can find it here: PQRST Sciencing Journal – Fold and Staple Version
PRINTING NOTE: Be sure to print double-sided and flipped along the SHORT-edge.
PQRST Journal Assembly (Just like our STEMAZing Journal Hack!)