Mystery Tube© Teacher Resources

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The Mystery Tube© introduces students to multiple concepts integral to the practice of science, including the importance of keeping a laboratory journal, the benefits of collaboration in the field of science, and the value of designing models to test hypotheses. Teams of 2 or 3 students should work together to explain the properties of the mystery tube. Then, they can design a model to test their hypothesis and present and defend their hypothesis to the class.

Mystery Tube© Contents

Find information about the contents of your Mystery Tube©.


Mystery Tube© Teacher Notes

Teacher Notes includes tips on using the Mystery Tube© and extensions that can be used as homework or follow-up activities.


Mystery Tube© Student Handout

The Mystery Tube© investigation is designed to introduce your students to the scientific process. Research scientists frequently face the difficulty of examining a subject without the advantage of being able to take apart the object of their investigation.


Mystery Tube© Next Generation Science Standards

Connections to: A Framework for K-12 Science Education Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas*