Hypothesis Teacher Resources
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Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of static electricity. They conduct an experiment with balloons and make observations of how it works. The data is collected and written down and they define positive, negative, and electrons.
Geography Made Fun with Technology
Pupils incorporate knowledge box into their classroom activities. In this technology integration lesson, students fill out a graphic organizer using Glossopedia to analyze a new subject.
Fun With Fish Forms
Students explore fish adaptations and anatomy. In this science lesson, students discuss various adaptations of fish and how those adaptations help them.
Science Experiment With Eggs
Students participate in four scientific experiments with eggs. They discuss egg vocabulary, and examine the eggs' attributes through the experiments. They focus on making educated guesses.
What Happens to Plant Cells in Hypertonic and Hypotonic Solutions?
Does salt water affect a plant cell differently than fresh water? High schoolers will work together to answer this question through a series of observations of macroscopic and microscopic observations. The investigations are straightforward and easy to follow, and they also lend themselves well to a full lab write up.
The Importance of Making Labs a Priority
The benefits of inquiry-based exploration can be attained in any classroom.
Mini mycologists plan an experiment to determine what affects the growth of mold on gelatin. A list of available materials is provided, but the procedure needs to be designed by the lab group. A data table is also provided in which to record seven days of observations. Unfortunately, there is no obvious way to measure results, making this more of a simple observation than a scientific investigation. The activity should lead to a valid discussion of how to store food and lessen mold growth.
The Peanut Wizard
Peanuts inspire this lesson about George Washington Carver, called The Peanut Wizard in the included informational text. Class members read about peanuts and George Washington Carver and create a timeline of his life. In addition, pupils plant peanuts and conduct an experiment. You might not meet every reading informational text standard that the resource lists.
Light and Optics
Third graders utilize the scientific method to explain light and optics in this five lessons unit. Through experimentation and discussion, 3rd graders canvass the concepts of light traveling, reflection and refraction.
Fourth and fifth graders engage in this impressive lesson which focuses on the causes of hurricanes and tropical storms. The use of video clips and Internet sites helps facilitate discussion amongst pupils which should lead them to a much-better understanding of hurricanes. A very fine lesson!
Fluid Thinking About Liquids and Solids
Second graders examine the physical characteristics of the different states of matter. In this chemistry lesson, 2nd graders observe how matter changes from one phase to another. They classify substances according to its type of matter.
Luz: Poetry and the Physics of Light
Learners explore color, light, refraction and reflection. For this light lesson students measure solar position and compare it to time.
Five Summer Projects to Keep Students Learning
With the right projects, summer learning can be fun and motivating.
Creating a Salad Dressing
Students apply the scientific method to the act of creating a new salad dressing. In this scientific process lesson, students use the process to create personal salad dressing from the materials provided.
Students discover how magnets work. In this magnets lesson, students experiment with magnets to form hypotheses about how they work. Students then write about their hypothesis and verbalize their understanding of magnets.
Alaska Native Ways of Knowing
Pupils watch a video on the Alaskan native ways. They examine how knowledge was passed down from elders and how the Alaskans lived with harmony in nature. Learners then prepare and present a classroom science fair project based on their own lives.
First graders explore completing experiments through the scientific method.
What's the Fizz Factor
Students as a class create a fountain using both coke soda, and mentos candy. In this science lesson, students test which combination of coke and mentos products produce the tallest fountain. Students use the scientific method to track their experiment. Students compare their data using mean, median, mode and range. When the experiment is done, students reflect back on their work and answer teacher provided questions.
Exploration of "Pillbugs"
Fifth graders define vocabulary terms, identify the characteristics of a pillbug, and create a dichotomous key. Then they examine the pillbugs and make observations and record these observations. Finally, 5th graders observe specific behavior of pillbugs and formulate a conclusion to their initial hypothesis and construct graphs that reflect data.
Biotechnology Laboratory Research
Young scholars participate in an extended laboratory research to experience how scientific information is obtained, upon which we build scientific knowledge and understanding.