Why can speaking in public be so horrifying and have such strong effects on our bodies? Discover the science of stage fright! Your young learners will learn about the connection between stage fright and our natural fight or flight response, how humans are wired to worry about reputation (which public speaking can threaten), and how using perspective and practice, you can work with your vertebrae hypothalamus to adapt to stage fright.
Find the right science fair project. Steve Spangler shows how to use a demonstration and turn it into an experiment. Additionally, he talks about the importance of coming up with a hypothesis.
Following the reading of the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the ninth lesson in this unit involves emerging experts in a science talk about how bullfrogs survive. Looking back through the text, young scholars prepare for the discussion by gathering specific evidence about the many adaptations of this interesting amphibian. Learners are also encouraged to think of any questions they still have about bullfrogs and to share them with their peers. Included is a checklist for teachers to use as they monitor the participation of individuals in the discussion. A great lesson that uses conversation to reinforce student learning, it can be easily modified for use with a variety of other topics.
Students analyze scientific vocabulary words. In this life science vocabulary lesson, students complete a worksheet using VisualThesaurus as they evaluate words related to plants and animals and how the words are used.
Based on the popular Writer's Workshops used in language arts, Science Workshops can be used to teach both science content and process.
Teachers can use science notebooks and other forms of writing to help students improve their understanding of scientific concepts.
Make this summer an exciting learning experience for your students with these engaging science activities!
Use these hands on lesson plans to make science more accessible for English Language Learners in your classroom.
Use low maintenance classroom pets to get your students engaged in life science inquiry investigations.
You can use these "eggs-traordinary" hands on lesson plans to get students engaged in science.
Get the low-down by having your class examine the process of conducting a science experiment. They will discuss what makes a good science experiment, then examine pull-back cars and inclined planes to determine what kind of experiment they can conduct. They design an experiment for the cars and then critique a classmate's experiment. In the end, they should gain a comprehensive understanding of how to conduct a scientific experiment.
In this science assessment worksheet, students complete a 41 question multiple choice and short essay science test on all grade 4 skills.
In this science worksheet, 8th graders complete multiple choice questions on plant and animal cells, organisms, planets, and more. Students complete 70 questions.
In this nuclear science activity, students answer short answer questions about nuclear science. Students complete 7 questions to get their merit badge.
In this environmental science worksheet, students use their workbook to answer short answer questions about environmental science. Students complete 6 questions total to get their merit badge.
Young scholars analyze information to determine how they can help a community that has been affected by water contamination.  In this environmental science lesson, students watch portions of the movie "A Civil Action" and discuss specific questions in order to come up with a solution to the contamination problem.
In this plant science worksheet, students answer short answer questions about plant science. Students complete 7 questions to get their merit badge.
Students explore Earth science by identifying characteristics of water. In this water cycle lesson plan, students read 10 separate books regarding Earth science and weather patterns. Students analyze the information from the books and complete graphic arts activities, vocabulary quizzes and study questions.
You can encourage critical thinking and problem solving by allowing young children to participate in hands-on science activities.
Teaching science process skills is a vital part of helping students become good scientists.