Ms Julie first explained each step in the process.
I loved the visuals she used to help explain each step and why it was important in the process. (Example, as you are working on constructing a hypothesis, you need to gather a lot of information and funnel it into one solid idea.)
Next they tried an experiment to see how sound was conducted through a spoon and a string. Two strings were tied to a spoon. They took the ends of the strings and wrapped them a few times around their finger and then put these fingers in their ears. Next they hit the spoon against something to see what happens. (Try it out for yourself as it is pretty neat and can be done with a wide span of ages!) After trying it the prescribed way, they then tested out the experiment by changing one of the variables - using one string instead of two, varying what object they used to hit the spoon, etc. Then they discussed their findings.
Now it was time to see how well they understood the steps of the scientific method. The group was split into two teams - boys v. girls. They had each step on a piece of paper and had to put them in the correct order. Both teams got them right! Love seeing that they really are getting it!
Of course, we love our snack time! Some foods from the story like biscuits, ham and eggs as well as some other goodies!