Scientific Method Unit for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL

Total Pages: 181 page plus 47 google slides
File Size: 26 MB



This unit on the scientific method contains 181 pages and 47 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school. This unit addresses the 6 steps of the scientific method in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the importance of each step as well as examples of each step along the way. This repetition encourages true understanding on this somewhat abstract concept. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

✩✩✩ This unit has digital versions of the printable activities, including the experiments. There are 47 google slides that include a differentiated set.

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Scientific Method Unit Includes:

  • 12 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 65 page book (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 12 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Circle map (includes digital version)
  • 3 Sorting Activities (includes digital version)
  • Sequencing the steps (differentiated) (includes digital version)
  • 2 Experiments (includes digital version)
  • 4 Cut and paste close worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)

Most activities (not book) are in color and BW.


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. 

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future. Plus, it just means a lot to me.