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Chemistry hopefuls experience four different types of chemical reactions: single displacement, double displacement, synthesis, and decomposition. They will apply identification tests to the products as well. While this is absolutely a comprehensive chemistry lab, it is also designed to address the Common Core initiative for science literacy. You will appreciate the ease in teaching the lesson due to the well-thought-out plans provided.
Elementary life science explorers compare and contrast aquatic and terrestrial plants (elodea and soybeans) in a Venn diagram. Some background information is provided to support direct instruction, and general instructions are provided to guide learners through the investigation. There is no lab sheet provided; as learners are meant to record observations in a science journal.
Students participate in a science experiment to understand that matter takes up space. In this matter instructional activity, students experiment with solids, liquids and gases to recognize that matter is everywhere. Students make observations and record data. Students complete worksheets based on the experiments.
AP environmental science or college-level ecology classes will glean a tremendous amount of information on nutrient cycles from this detailed PowerPoint. It covers nutrient requirements, biogeochemcial cycles, decomposition rates, and plant adaptations when nutrient conditions are low. There are diagrams and flow charts to help explain the concepts. The 53 slides of information will require a few class sessions to dispatch.
Third graders are introduced to the importance of science safety. As a class, they role play through different safety procedures and decide which senses need to be protected for different scenerios. They discuss how to avoid hazardous situations and complete a table to end the lesson on what the proper procedures are.
Seventh graders discuss and make a list of potential science careers and the skills needed for them. They research an historical scientist and make a presentation to the rest of the class, in the persona of that scientist. They hold a mock conference in which each scientist discusses his/her latest discoveries.
Third graders explore the tenets of science class safety. In this science procedures instructional activity, 3rd graders determine their body parts that need to be protected in various classroom situations. Students observe safety equipment and complete a safety table worksheet regarding their safety practices discussions.
Play a memory game with science vocabulary words to prepare for an upcoming test! Build both understanding and retention of new vocabulary words by setting up a matching game for your learners to play in small groups of three to five. Vocabulary words are written on some cards, and definitions are written on the others. The player flips two cards over, and if they match, they take the pair. If they don't, both cards get flipped back over and placed back in their spots. Who will win?