The scientific method is a process for experimentation. It searches for cause and effect. A science experiment is designed so that only one parameter is varied and the results of varying that aspect of the experiment are then studied. When teaching the scientific method to students, one of the first steps is to learn the terminology.
This printable scientific method crossword puzzle includes 29 common vocabulary words which relate to the scientific method. This is a fun way to reinforce the definitions of the various terms involved. It is aimed at the middle school level, although younger students with a good understanding of the scientific method will probably also be able to complete it.
A list of the words used in the puzzle is included in a separate file. Using the list of words will make it easier for students to solve the puzzle without giving them a key.