Education Technology

Making Conjectures and Planning Studies

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

This activity introduces students to the concept of collecting and analyzing data and using conjectures to formulate new questions.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • During the Activity

    Students will:

  • Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data
  • Use conjectures to formulate new questions and plan new studies to answer them
  • After the Activity

  • Review student answers
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary