I am working hard this year at not giving students answers in my 8th grade science class. I want them to discover information for themselves. The students took some great strides in trying to figure out the independent variable of an experiment today. They believe they have come to a consensus but it's not the correct answer.
I'm not sure how to proceed next. Maybe have them come up with a statement that says what the variable is and why. Perhaps in coming up with this they might realize their misconception?
Any suggestions that wouldn't involve me giving them the answer!?!