The kids wrote up their experiments, collected the data on tables they created and then taught other groups how to run the experiments. It was a....busy.....afternoon.
We had all sorts of cool toys, ahem, scientific tools for them to work with, and every group had a different tool/toy. There was the water rocket.
And the balloon car.
And the Nerf rockets. Such fun! The 6th graders did a wonderful job instructing each group that came through in the workings of their experiment. We had some interesting data anomalies and addressed the idea of "replicable" and "controlling variables" as some of our tool/toys were a little unreliable. It was a great lesson nonetheless and the kids have gotten really good at working with data as well as writing up lab reports.