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Junior geologists address 50 multiple choice questions and 35 short answer questions about the earth system. Plenty of visuals are included for interpretation: diagrams, graphs, maps, photographs, laboratory setups, weather symbols, and even a reading passage. Not only could you use this as your final exam, it could also serve as a practice for an AP earth science test.
Investigate popular scientific claims and gather evidence to defend or argue against an author's stance. Writers synthesize information and compose their own "Really?" columns modeled after those found in the weekly "Science Times" section of the New York Times. The lesson reinforces the development of clear arguments as well as the use of appropriate evidence and details to support claims.
What is really the best way to get rid of hiccups? Investigate some old wives' tales and folk remedies related to health. Middle schoolers explore the science behind why people might believe these myths to be true and find the real scientific causes or reasons for their effects. Use this lesson in your unit about persuasive or expository writing, and encourage young writers to back up their findings with evidence.
Here is a 12-page outline of an introductory science instructional activity. The teacher lectures on what science is, the role of a scientists, different disciplines of science, and the impact of scientific discoveries. Detailed lecture notes are provided to be used with slides. The slides are not included, but websites are listed where you can obtain the photos, or you can find your own to show. This is an eye-opening instructional activity for any middle school science course.
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.