Since the scientific method is an inquiry process to problem solving how about giving them an actual problem to solve, analyze the steps and then connect it with the scientific method. Here's a good vid in my humble opinion to help you consider some elements
"To the Moon".
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Michael's idea will definitely be helpful.
That being said- Accomplishing your goal in one lesson is going to be tough. Rather than just teaching it as a stand alone idea, why don't you have your students utilize the scientific method as they conduct a series of scientific investigations over the course of an academic quarter?
Ex. Investigation 1- You plan/guide the entire process
Investigation 2- Your plan w/ some student input
And so on.....
If they practice it then they will be more likely to remember it whereas if they are just memorizing steps, it is not as likely to stick.
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