Does anyone have an experiment I can use that incorporates the Scientific Method, something fun and easy? I have one with M&M's but I am not sure if I want to use that one.

All of the 4th and 5th grade teachers used this activity this year. Save Fred - Here are some links... http://www.nclark.net/SaveFredLab.doc http://www.lab-aids.com/ebooks/demo/ebook.php?p=1;1;1;1 Just google Save Fred and you will find lots of sites. It's a lot of fun. I purchased 1 bag of gummy worms, one bag of gummy savers and my kids worked in groups of 4. I have 24 kids, so only 6 groups. Afterwards, they threw away Fred and the life preserver, but I had plenty left to give them each a Fred of their own to enjoy.

All experiments incorportate the scientific method-and a few that I have used are: shrunken head fizzle factor coin drop

One of my students announced during science class that if you put a paper clip in a cup of sugar water, the paper clip will crystalize. I asked him if he has ever done the experiment and he said no so I told him we'll try it in class. All of the kids thought it would be fun to find out the results so we're going to do it on Monday.

You can always do how many drops of water can a penny hold before it overflows? Students work in cooperative groups on this one. I have another one involving pumpkins but it is messy and requires parent involvement but a great way of getting your pumpkin cleaned out for Halloween!

We also did an experiment that had the kids guess how much sugar it would take to make Kool Aid sweet. This was done in a cup. There were amazed at the results and once it was to their liking, they got to drink it!