Education Technology

Making Conjectures and Planning Studies

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