Students prepare a poster to display their findings. Tell students to design these posters for other young scientists who take their work seriously and have high expectations. Therefore, students’ posters should be neatly constructed and informative.
Poster should include the following elements.
- Title: The title of the poster should be an abbreviated form of the team’s question.
- Hypothesis and procedure: Teams may revise their procedure if they found during their investigation that they needed to make adjustments to the original procedure.
- Data table: If possible, make a copy of the students’ data tables so the tables may be included on the poster. If this isn’t possible because the originals are in the workbook, have students re-create their tables on their posters.
- Claims, evidence, reasoning statement
- Future experiment: ask students to write an idea for a future experiment that is based on their investigation results. For example: “Based on the finding from this investigation, we would like to conduct a future investigation on …”
Finally, before teams present to the class, ask them to consider possible criticisms to their investigations. Have them think of potential questions and/or criticisms that their audience may have.