Scientific Method Worksheet Templates

If you're assigning a scientific investigation worksheet with your students, copy a scientific method template to your account and save. When creating an assignment, just select it as a template!

What are Scientific Method Printable Worksheets?

The scientific method is a process or method of research. Although the scientific method can be defined in many ways, the five general steps of this method are as follows: ask a question or determine the problem, conduct research and gather information, form a hypothesis from your investigation, test the hypothesis, and make a conclusion. Scientific method handouts are the perfect tools for students to record all of these important steps so that all of their data is organized and in one place. As they go through this process, students will feel like young scientists who are ready to explore and hypothesize all kinds of experiments and activities!

Why are Scientific Process Worksheets important and how are they best used?

While open-ended exploration, investigation planning, and recording is an important skill, students benefit from structured notes and a predictable process, especially in the earlier grades. This is why using an exploring the scientific method worksheet is so beneficial during a unit. Specifically teaching the steps of the scientific method before implementing them is recommended by our team of teachers, and will help students navigate the process with ease. Storyboard That makes it easy to customize a printable scientific method worksheet to go along with your science experiments, that are specifically designed to fit the needs of your students.

Scientific Method Worksheets

To make a printable Scientific Method worksheet, choose a scientific method template worksheet above! Once you're in the Storyboard Creator, click on each of the elements on the template to change them to fit your needs, and become a scientific method creator! When you're done, hit "Save & Exit"! You can use your scientific method printable right away, or simply keep it in your storyboard library until you are ready to use it.

What is the Scientific Method?

The scientific method is the process of observation, question asking, researching, testing, analyzing, and developing a hypothesis during a scientific experiment or investigation. The scientific method has been used by scientists since the 17th century, and has helped people discover incredible things. While many think that there are only 5 major steps to the scientific method, we think there are 9!

  1. Make an Observation: Observing the world around them is the first step that a scientist needs to make, and often doesn’t realize this is happening! We make observations and think about things all of the time.

  2. Ask a Question: After an observation is made, it is time to formulate a question that the scientist wants to answer. One of the most important parts of scientific inquiry is thinking about the “hows” and the “whys”. It can be difficult to come up with a question, but it is an important step that shapes the rest of the investigation.

  3. Do Your Research: When it comes time to research, scientists will either conduct quantitative research or qualitative research. Quantitative research is based upon collecting facts and numbers, while qualitative research is based on opinions, feelings, behavior, and attitudes.

  4. Come up With a Hypothesis: A hypothesis is a testable statement or an educated guess. The hypothesis is important because the experiment tries to determine how one variable can have an effect on another. When creating a hypothesis, it is important to first identify the dependent and independent variables in the investigation. Think about what effect changing the independent variable might have on the dependent variable. From this, form an “if...then…” statement. For example, when carrying out an investigation to see how temperature affects mold growth on bread, the independent variable is temperature and the dependent variable is the amount of mold that grows on bread. The “if...then…” hypothesis would be, “If the temperature increases, then the amount of mold on the bread will also increase.”

  5. Gather Data/Test : Data can come from completing a prescribed activity designed by a teacher, carrying out an experiment based on a testable hypothesis, or by using published data on the subject. This can also be a great moment to help students figure out what data is the most important to collect.

  6. Analyze the Data: Organize the results of the experiment and look for patterns, trends, or other information. Often at this stage, students can create tables and graphs to make it easier to understand the information. This can be a great way of incorporating math skills into your science curriculum.

  7. Draw a Conclusion: At this stage, scientists interpret the data to draw conclusions; they decide whether the data supports or falsifies a hypothesis.

  8. Share Your Results: Sharing the results is important in case something was inaccurate, needs to be redone, or even if the experiment was as expected. Sharing results is often done through the publishing of papers through scientific journals or at conferences.

  9. Repeat the Experiment: This step may be taken by the original scientist, or other scientists to see if the results vary from instance to instance. Do people come up with the same conclusions? Or is the experiment impossible to reproduce?

How to Make a Scientific Method Worksheet


Choose One of the Premade Scientific Method Templates

We have color, black and white, portrait, or landscape templates. Take a look at our scientific method worksheet example for inspiration!


Click on "Copy Template"

Once you do this, you will be directed to the storyboard creator.


Give Your Worksheet a Name!

Be sure to call it something related to the topic so that you can easily find it in the future.


Edit Your Worksheet

This is where you will include directions, specific questions and images, and make any aesthetic changes that you would like. The options are endless!


Click "Save and Exit"

When you are finished with your worksheet, click this button in the lower right hand corner to exit your storyboard.


Next Steps

From here you can print, download as a PDF, attach it to an assignment and use it digitally, and more!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Scientific Method Worksheets

What is a scientific method template?

Also known as a science method worksheet, a science investigation worksheet is a document where students can write down their findings and other aspects of a science experiment. It is a way for students to keep their thoughts, processes, and conclusions organized.

What is a science investigation worksheet?

Also known as a science method worksheet, a science investigation worksheet is a document where students can write down their findings and other aspects of a science experiment. It is a way for students to keep their thoughts, processes, and conclusions organized.

Why is the scientific method important?

When conducting a scientific experiment or investigation, it is important to follow a very specific protocol to keep the information organized, consistent, and all in one place.

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