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Examine some of the occupations which relate to science. Work in small groups of four. Group A is given a copy of a daily television guide to highlight all the television programs that have a science or mathematics focus. Group B is given the first six pages of a newspaper to read articles and record how many have a scientific or mathematical focus or connection. Groups C is given a copy of the Job Guide and list jobs that are science-related or analytical in nature.
Young scholars read excerpts from Annie Dillard's memoir, "An American Childhood," with the teacher. They experience opportunities to connect English, science, nature and art together from a new and unique perspective. This approach serves as a new avenue point into science.
In this drawing in science worksheet, students read about what is needed to complete a drawing in order to communicate ideas and discoveries in science. Students analyze a drawing of a volcano and indicate the problems with the drawing. They also practice drawing a ladybug and label it's body parts.
Practice vocabulary using words from life science. Pupils read new words associated with life science but must guess the definition. They get to discuss their initial definitions after receiving the dictionary definitions on a worksheet. This is designed to have a quiz at the end.
Blend chemistry with cooking in this exploration of polymers, carbohydrates, and food science. Experimenting with gelatin produces concrete examples of the bonding and ploymerization discussed in the lesson. Copious, comprehensive teacher resource links are attached, so give yourself time (and don't give up!) to read and digest the information if chemistry is not your strong suit.
These full-color handouts feature two activities. The first is a reading on comets, meteors, and meteoroids. Your space science learners will examine ten phrases and determine which of the three each characterizes. The second activity involves a Web Quest in which participants visit websites about black holes, gravity, and the use of robots in space exploration. These activities are most appropriate for your upper elementary scientists.
Sixth graders discover heat is conducted in a variety of ways. In this physical science lesson, 6th graders investigate various conductors of heat, they explain their findings, and discover how energy is exchanged between objects through radiation. To conclude the lesson, students write predictions in their science notebooks to questions prompted by the teacher.
Students examine the science of drug addition. In this health related lesson, students take a pre-assessment about drug addiction, then read and discuss an article about how some drugs affect the brain to cause addition. They will post-assess their knowledge. The website is available to download the article.
In a must-have app for any beginning earth science learner, you can study flashcards, play trivia, or try to feed a hungry chameleon with letters to fill in the blanks in a vocabulary spelling game. Covering many of the important introductory concepts in geosciences, this free app is fun and informative.
Whether you are helping your classes review for a life science test or looking to provide some additional support to struggling learners, a free and fun interactive app is something that aspiring biologists of all ages will enjoy.
Students watch an excerpt from the movie "A Civil Action" and examine the steps needed to determine if a water source is contaminated and possible methods of cleanup or remediation. After watching the film excerpt, students create a plan to help a lawyer try a case involving water and hazardous waste contamination.
Ten questions which cover a wide range of science topics are here for you. Use this science instructional activity to challenge your 3rd graders to find the answers to these perplexing questions. The use of the Internet will be required. Perhaps this instructional activity could best be completed as a paired activity. The final question posed is about the person who discovered that germs are the cause of disease!