The aim of Hopscotch 4-Scientific Investigation is to provide children and teachers at Marietta Center for Advanced Academics with a tool to assist them in planning and carrying out scientific investigation. According to the Next Generation Science Standards, “Scientists and engineers plan and carry out investigations in the field or laboratory, working collaboratively as well as individually. Their investigations are systematic and require clarifying what counts as data and identifying variables or parameters.” This tool should assist learners in writing investigations, clarifying data sources, and deciding how to analyze the data.
This tool is an adaptation of Hopscotch, and it has been developed by Drs. Iván M. Jorrín-Abellán, Anna Arias, Soon Lee, Rasheda Likely, Jessica Stephenson Reaves and Preethi Titu (Kennesaw State University), in collaboration with the Interactive Research Methods Lab.