Copy That

Course 4 of 6 in Good Science Series

Smart Peg Lab


Copying someone isn’t always a bad thing…in fact, science is all about wanting other people to be able to copy our results! Learn what it means for an investigation to be reproducible. Then create your own reproducible snack and treasure map!

Course Information


By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

» identify features that make an investigation reproducible

» use measurement to improve scientific communication

» communicate information effectively using both words and pictures

Supplies Needed:

» science journal

» pencil

» sandwich, salad, or smoothie making supplies

» tape measure or meter stick

Suggested Pacing:

Day 1 –  Getting Started and gather the Supplies Needed
Day 2 –
The Investigation a – b
Day 3 –
The Investigation c
Day 4 –
The Investigation d
Day 5 –
What’s Next?

NGSS Standards:

Science & Engineering Practices (SEP)

» Obtaining, Evaluating and Communicating Information (Grades K-2, 3-5 and MS)

  • Before starting this course you must complete the required prerequisite course: Smart Peg Safety