Clark students utilize the scientific method

Gabby Prestinari, Jackie Minniti, RJ Talarico, and John Cuccolo collected their data in the lab.
Gabby Prestinari, Jackie Minniti, RJ Talarico, and John Cuccolo collected their data in the lab.

CLARK — Students in Ms. DeFalco’s 6th grade science classes at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark designed and conducted an experiment by using the steps of the scientific method.

In order to successfully conduct an experiment, scientists must be able to apply the steps of the scientific method to solve a problem. Students worked side by side to design an experiment that asked the question, “What will happen if a pencil is completely pushed through a Ziploc bag filled with water?” Students hypothesized about the outcome, wrote a procedure, recorded data, and wrote a conclusion.

Students realized the importance of having a uniform way of conducting experiments. They were able to share their data and conclusions successfully with one another like true scientists.

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