These two lessons can be used to introduce year 7's to Secondary Science.
The first lesson is a short lesson and simply covers the basic lab safety. The second lesson covers basic lab equipment, including the scientific drawings. Followed by how a Bunsen works. A worksheet is provided for students to label and i have created a 10 question quiz as a mini-plenary to gauge student progress. Finally, if you have time there is a basic heating water practical for students to try once they have obtained their Bunsen burner licence.
The lesson plan is included and may be adapted to suit your needs. There are 3 differentiated worksheets, to do this I project the names of the student (all generic in this case) on to the board and colour code them: i.e; Green= High/Med ability Blue= Low/ Specific AEN Orange= Literacy I place the sheets on separate tables telling the students where each colour sheet it (students do not know what each one means). They grab the correct sheets then return to their seats. One of the tasks is a codebreaker that is on the PPT, project when students start.
This lesson introduces pupils to signs and symbols, why we have them and specifically symbols that are found in the laboratory. Pupils are asked to look at every day symbols and their meanings and to discuss why we have symbols. They are then introduced to 9 hazard symbols and their meanings. This lesson comes with a blank hazard symbols mind map to complete during the lesson. They must then carryout research for homework and record it on this mind map (we print it onto A3 paper). In addition, there is a set of hazard flash cards for a recall and a doodle task. test can be printed and laminated for reuse. They are great for revision also!
KS3 new for the Activate resource “Working Scientifically” module; purchase for the other 7 lessons and materials in the unit as a bundle at the shop.
Full lesson ready to use straight ‘out of the box’ .
Similar structure to my other power points following the input - activity - review phasing
plenary sections for progress checking
Clear learning objectives and outcomes
Modern and engaging layout
Little adaptation needed
Feedback welcome :D
A new twist on lab safety and equipment review. Many times we repeat the same lab safety and equipment reviews every year. Make it fun with this Lab Safety and Equipment Memory game. The students will need to match 25 pairs of cards. One card has a description and the students need to match it with a picture or explanation. The game allows the students to continuously review lab safety and equipment while having fun and being competitive.
The cards are square and saved as a pdf. By adjusting your page count per printed page you can adjust the size of your cards. I suggest laminating them and keeping them year after year. I use one set per lab table. You can have the students compete within a single table or between groups.