The activity centers around an imaginary scenario about Lil Wayne wanting to increase his concert ticket sales. In the scenario, he goes through each of the six steps of the scientific method. I made six different cards for the activity.
Students work in groups to correctly organize the cards into the order of the scientific method.
After students organize the cards and the class goes over the answers together, the students individually reflect on the activity by completing a worksheet. Part of the worksheet asks students to explain in a paragraph how a card demonstrates a particular step of the scientific method.
Whenever possible, I try to bring student interests into the classroom in creative ways. My students learned a lot from this activity and remember the steps of the scientific method because they had fun learning about them. After this activity they were ready to put the scientific method in action with labs and experiments.
Here is another version of the Steps of the Scientific Method Activity with Rappers. This version features the fictional rappers X-Kon and M.T. Nside.