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Third through fifth graders prepare posters to present at a science fair. Working with a partner, pupils conduct investigations and prepare a poster to present their findings. They rehearse their presentations, and add visual aids; charts and graphs that enhance their material.
Have your class build their vocabulary bank by studying life science terms. Basic terms like organism, cell, unicellular, and vertebrate are included on the definition sheet provided. Demonstrate how to identify different life science terms. Also, discuss the root of the words in order to compare them to other words they already know. Consider finding the roots together and then assigning groups of learners to brainstorm a list of words that start with the same root.
This life science vocabulary list and definitions will be useful when teaching a parent and offspring unit. Some nice ideas are included in the plan about the word origins, word structure and definition testing methods. There is also a printable list of vocabulary words.
In this grade 3 science learning exercise, 3rd graders complete a set of 25 multiple choice questions related to a variety of 3rd grade science concepts. An answer key is included.
In this 3rd grade science worksheet, 3rd graders complete a total of 25 multiple choice questions related to grade 3 concepts. An answer key is given.
Seventh graders look into their science textbooks to find words that utilize the Greek prefixes, "anti," "epi," "endo," and "micro." Student pairs complete a worksheet embedded in the plan where they list as many of these words as they can.
First graders work in pairs to complete a science experiment involving raisins and Sprite. The pairs predict what they think happens when they put their raisin in a cup of Sprite. The students complete the scientific inquiry by drawing their observations.
Students discover topics in environmental science. In this science lesson plan, students build a model to simulate the greenhouse effect and analyze and interpret data, especially the results of introducing pollutants into nature.
Second graders study physics through the investigation of magnets. In this physical science lesson plan, 2nd graders watch a PowerPoint about magnetism and complete a magnet experiment. Students review terms associated with magnets and complete a chart of items in their classroom that would be repelled or attracted to magnets. Students complete a map by identifying objects that a magnet would attract.
Fourth graders explore the Earth's changing surface. In this earth science lesson, 4th graders conduct a scientific experiment that replicates the wearing away of minerals. Students write paragraphs that make connections between the experiment and how the Earth's surface changes.
Students explore the nature around their school. In earth science lesson, students go on a scavenger hunt around their school as an introduction to the nature around them. Students work cooperatively to find all the items on a list the teacher makes for them. A discussion takes place after the hunt.
Students investigate the difference between living and non-living things. For this life science lesson, students discover the different characteristics of living things and the natural or human created non-living things. Students search their school grounds for living things with a magnifying glass.
Fourth graders explore food science by participating in a cooking activity. In this soybean oil instructional activity, 4th graders listen as the teacher gives them a background on soybeans and their use by humans today. Students grind soybeans and extract the oil from them in class, later answering study questions about the popular crop.
Here is a terrific presentation that covers many aspects of the 3rd grade science curriculum. In it, 3rd graders answer 40 multiple choice questions that deal with scientific investigation, reasoning, and logic. The questions are totally appropriate for 3rd graders, and they get instant feedback for the answers given. This is a nicely-designed PowerPoint. Highly recommended!
Students explore concepts in life science using segments drawn from Discovery Channel. In this life science lesson plan, students participate in discussions about the food chain. Students create a poster to illustrate a predator and prey relationship of the Serengeti.
Students examine the science applications found in business and industry. In this research lesson, students obtain annual reports from major businesses or industries to compare and contrast the science applications found in these companies.
Life science vocabulary comes alive through repeated exposure. With the instructor, words are defined and posted in the classroom. Learners repeat the definitions in their own words and review them often. Extension ideas and links are provided.
Seventh graders investigate scientific methods to solve problems. They demonstrate creating data tables and graphs. They study the role of a scientist and the importance of safety in a science lab. They distinguish between an observation and an inference.
Young scholars investigate the characteristics of different soil samples. In this physical science lesson, students play the role of forensics solving a crime by matching soil from the suspect's shoes. They formulate a conclusion after testing and defend their result.
Students compare the three theories used tp interpret fossil records. In this earth science lesson, students create a production of a televised debate. They collaborate with group members to generate relevant questions about the topic.