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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.
Students explore the different characteristics and features of birds. In this life science lesson, students research information on the bird of their choice. They prepare a report and present their findings in class.
Seventh graders analyze the data from Hurricane Tracking maps. In this earth science lesson, 7th graders plot data points on their maps and predict where the storm will most likely hit. They compare their prediction with the actual storm location.
Spangler leads an 11 year old scientist through the processes behind his science fair project, which was designed to see if any common household liquids (besides water) would expand when frozen. Liquids such as motor oil, ethanol, rubbing alcohol, and cooking oil were all tested and the results are given. A good project, and a fine video showing a youngster "doing his thing" with science.
What a great idea for scientific inquiry. This lab was intended for use as children explored a college campus, but it could be used anywhere. They go to three different places on campus and conduct a simple experiment that shows an aspect of gravity. Then they answer the related questions on the worksheet to help them think like scientists.
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 summarize the steps of the scientific method. In this life science lesson plan, students explain the importance of varying only one variable at a time. They analyze possible flaws in their experiment.
Learners compare and contrast different organisms characteristics. In this life science lesson, students design an experiment about plants and animals needs. They collect data and write their conclusion about the experiment.
The creation of an online science journal is the focus of this excellent lesson. Fifth graders utilize PowerPoint, and digital kits in order to create their journals. The journals include a space science word, its definition, the word used in a sentence, and an accompanying image. The final products look fabulous! Excellent websites and worksheets to guide them through the process are embedded in the plan.
Ten questions which cover a wide range of science topics are here for you. Use this science worksheet to challenge your 3rd graders to find the answers to these perplexing questions. The use of the Internet will be required. Perhaps this worksheet 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!
Here are ten science questions that cover a variety of themes. Learners must come up with short answers for 10 questions, then locate a picture of a Portuguese Man-of-War and make their own drawing of it in the space provided. An interesting combination of topics and tasks for one worksheet.
If you're looking for a comprehensive science exam for third graders that's in the standardized test format, this presentation is for you. This PowerPoint could be used as a preparation for an upcoming standardized test for your pupils. This is a solid test, but there is no answer key associated with it.
The science of roller coasters is explained along with Newton's Laws of Physics, to an extent. Show to your physics class for a little fun explanation of gravity.
Crack the crust of earth science vocabulary with this vocabulary exercise. Kids use the key at the top of the page to decode the words that are written in numbers rather than letters. Each encoded word is part of a sentence that includes the definition of that word.
Travel to the ice fields of Alaska alongside researchers working to discover all they can about the amazing glaciers. Show your upper graders what has been found and why scientists study glacier melt. Getting interested into what others do can create an interest in science that changes the world. This is more of a narrated slide show than a video.
Students identify everyday mysteries for scientific investigation. They design and lead research into self-generated qeustions, form hypotheses, experiment and gather data, and process results. They then create visual displays of their scientific investigations for science fair competition.
Learners explore and examine scientific language and categorization as related to commonly known plants and animals. They hypothesize about a specific plant or animal, how it was scientifically named, what concepts and vocabulary is associated with it and compare/contrast scientific language with creative writing language.
Class members read 25 clues about all areas of science, including biology, chemistry, weather, physical science, and insert their answers into a crossword puzzle. There is no word bank and the students would need experience with tough details about multiple areas of science in order to complete this crossword puzzle.
This worksheet tests general knowledge of scientific fields with a focus on those involved in earth science. Learners fill in 9 blanks using the provided word bank of scientific fields. In addition, there are 2 questions specifically related to earth science. The last question refers to a textbook page that is not included. The resource is based on a textbook by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.