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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.
A fabulous series of lessons which combine visual arts with science are here for you. In them, fifth graders see how heat energy can cause matter to change phases by adding or removing energy. The three stages of matter are the focus of the lessons. During the course of this study, learners get to experiment, test, design, shake, measure, heat, write, eat, draw, and much more. These activities are sure to make a lasting impression on your young chemists.
I love this geology lesson plan. Third and fourth graders look at the connections, and the differences, between rocks and minerals. Learners are charged with identifying specific rocks and minerals, learning how to properly use scientific equipment, and compiling a science notebook that accurately records all of their predictions, observations, and findings.
Arthropods are the stars of a fine science lesson. Learners look at the diversity, characteristics, adaptations, and important roles that these insects play in the Sonoran Desert environment. A terrific document called "Amazing Arthropods" is embedded in the lesson, which is read and completed before the class goes outside to find examples of arthropods on the school campus.
Students investigate the pH of a liquid. In this middle school mathematics/science lesson plan, students collect and analyze data regarding the pH of various liquids. Students display their data in various types of graphs as they consider the question of which type of graph is best suited for analysis of their data.
Students investigate the 3 states of matter. In this physical science "matter" lesson, students observe and participate in a number of demonstrations involving melting and freezing water. Students observe the effect heat has on changing the state of matter. Students follow the steps of the scientific method as they explore solids, liquids, and gases. Worksheets written in English and French are included.
Using this thoroughly-written plan, you can have your junior ecologists exploring local biodiversity. They take a journal outdoors to tally the species that they see. An article is included along with comprehension questions. The author also includes links to other resources and extension ideas. You will want to save this comprehensive lesson for use with your science class.
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.
Learners consider the procedures and safety issues involved in food preservation. They conduct experiments in canning, freezing and drying. If everyone can preserve food utilizing a variety of methods and science principles, the lesson will have served its purpose. Many excellent attachments are embedded in this plan.