Daily Science Starters for Middle School - Matter and Energy

This product includes 32 different quick Science Starters to be used at the beginning or end of each class period.

Each Science Starter student printable comes four to a page, saving you paper and ink. Each Starter also includes a teacher version that can be used to project the questions and/or answers for all students to see.

The last page of both the student printable and the teacher version includes an extra page for you to add your own Science Starter (editable PDF form). To edit the text you type into a box, select the text, then press Ctrl +e. You should see a pop-up box appear that will allow you to change the font, font size, alignment, etc...

Daily Science Starter TEKS Included:
-6.5A: know that an element is a pure substance represented by chemical symbols
-6.5C: differentiate between elements and compounds on the most basic level
-6.5D: identify the formation of a new substance by using the evidence of a possible chemical change such as production of a gas, change in temperature, production of a precipitate, or color change
-6.6A: compare metals, nonmetals, and metalloids using physical properties such as luster, conductivity, or malleability
-6.6B: calculate density to identify an unknown substance
-7.5A: recognize that radiant energy from the Sun is transformed into chemical energy through the process of photosynthesis
-7.5C: diagram the flow of energy through living systems, including food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids
-7.6A: identify that organic compounds contain carbon and other elements such as hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, nitrogen, or sulfur
-7.6B: distinguish between physical and chemical changes in matter in the digestive system
-8.5A: describe the structure of atoms, including the masses, electrical charges, and locations of protons and neutrons in the nucleus and electrons in the electron cloud
-8.5B: identify that protons determine an element's identity and valence electrons determine its chemical properties, including reactivity
-8.5C: interpret the arrangement of the Periodic Table, including groups and periods, to explain how properties are used to classify elements
-8.5D: recognize that chemical formulas are used to identify substances and determine the number of atoms of each element in chemical formulas containing subscripts
-8.5E: investigate how evidence of chemical reactions indicate that new substances with different properties are formed
-8.5F: recognize whether a chemical equation containing coefficients is balanced or not and how that relates to the law of conservation of mass
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