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Scientific Practices for Middle School Students

Scientific Practices for Middle School Students

This unit comprises an eleven part series on scientific practices, which supports Appendix F (Science and Engineering Practices) of the NGSS. All lessons are developed using the BSCS 5E instructional model for teaching and learning (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate) with a 6th (Extend) added for good measure. The handouts are based on video materials found on the "How About Science?" website at http://www.howaboutscience.com/scientificpractices. Students may work independently if everyone has an internet connected device. If not, the videos can be projected and the handout filled out as a group. Two handouts and keys are provided for each lesson. Choose either one, based on the time you have and the ability level of your students. The first handout is more detailed and will take more time to complete. The second handout is shorter and focuses more on main ideas. Just go to the website and click on the appropriate video. Your students can watch the videos, fill out the handouts., discuss the answers and take the online quiz (Kahout). The emphasis of this unit is on the skills a scientist needs in order to ask good questions, conduct an investigation and communicate results effectively. Students learn how to ask scientific questions, how to write a hypothesis, the importance of variables, how to make data tables and graphs and much, much more!

By howaboutscience1

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Scientific Inquiry Assessment

Scientific Inquiry Assessment

This 14 question assessment provides insight into students' understanding of scientific inquiry. It covers topics of the difference between an observation and an opinion. It alos looks at topics that describe how the five sense can be used as well as simple experiment set ups. It looks at predictions as well as basic science tool usage. IT also looks at descriptions of things like size, shape, color etc. These variety of questions are presented in forms of multiple choice and short answer. An answer key is included.

By Hashtag_Teached

Forces Unit Science 6 Lessons Plan and Powerpoint

Forces Unit Science 6 Lessons Plan and Powerpoint

6 lessons written to cover these year 5 learning objectives from the new curriculum: - explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object - identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces - recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect Every lesson contains a mixture of easy and cheap to create hands on investigations for pairs, whole classes and small groups. Followed by open questions, information, links to videos, diagrams and data to discuss. Each lesson has a written activity differentiated for different abilities. Support and challenge resources are supplied, with extension tasks and plenaries with higher level thinking skills covered. This unit is written to engage and develop scientific skills, curiosity and knowledge.

By marich

Isaac Newton Famous Scientist Plan Powerpoint

Isaac Newton Famous Scientist Plan Powerpoint

Informative lesson on gravity and the famous scientist Isaac Newton. Planned to cover these learning objectives from the New curriculum for year 5 science. Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object. Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces. Pupils might find out how scientists, for example, Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton helped to develop the theory of gravitation. Hands on activities, small investigations and differentiated written work. Support and extension resources provided. Handy links to interesting videos on the powerpoint.

By marich

Jane Goodall Science Plan Powerpoint

Jane Goodall Science Plan Powerpoint

A lesson plan and resource written for a year 5 class. Focused on the new curriculum lesson objectives: Pupils might work scientifically by: observing and comparing the life cycles of plants and animals in their local environment with other plants and animals around the world (in the rainforest, in the oceans, in desert areas and in prehistoric times), asking pertinent questions and suggesting reasons for similarities and differences.  They should find out about the work of naturalists and animal behaviourists, for example, Jane Goodall. Interactive powerpoint full of information and helpful video links. Engaging true or false activity. Differentiated activities for a range of abilities and support sheet. Extension challenge for children to move onto. Interesting plenary to discuss.

By marich

Which graph do I draw? Display

Which graph do I draw? Display

Display that allows students to work out if they should be drawing a line or bar graph. Included in the display is; 1. definitions of main variables i.e. independent variable, dependent variable and control variable. 2. definitions of the data types i.e. categoric, continuous, discrete and ordered. 3. a checklist for drawing a graph. 4. a key word list to help students understand the display. You may want to include an A3 copy of "How to draw a graph" as part of this display. This is sold separately in my shop. There are two versions; one is just the "How to draw a graph" instruction sheet and the second is the "How to draw a graph" instruction sheet and a classroom activity. Display only link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/how-to-draw-a-graph-11674807 Display and activity link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/how-to-draw-a-graph-11276258

By kanzi1979

Scientists and Inventors   -  Alexander Graham Bell PowerPoint and Worksheets STEAM Lesson

Scientists and Inventors - Alexander Graham Bell PowerPoint and Worksheets STEAM Lesson

Scientists and Inventors - Alexander Graham Bell PowerPoint and Worksheets STEAM Lesson From my Scientists and Inventors resources collection – Let’s learn about Alexander Graham Bell This download teaches children about Alexander Graham Bell. There is a detailed 41 slide PowerPoint on their life, their achievements and facts about them. There are also differentiated, 5 page, worksheets to allow children to demonstrate their understanding. This download includes: - Complete 41 slide PowerPoint - 5 page worksheets (x3 differentiated) - Blank worksheet for answers - Answer sheets Thanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here ***************************************************************************** Some of my other products: Big Science Bundle Pack Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit *****************************************************************************

By TheGingerTeacher

Spanish Daily Science Warm Ups Week 3

Spanish Daily Science Warm Ups Week 3

The Spanish version of my daily warm-up activity to review previously taught concepts and introduce new ones. The questions are aligned to the science 5th grade TEKS. There are 6 multiple choice questions each day and an answer key is provided. Topics Covered: Science Safety Properties of Matter Types of Energy Force & Motion

By thegoodeteacher

Spanish Daily Science Warm Ups Week 2

Spanish Daily Science Warm Ups Week 2

The Spanish version of my daily warm-up activity to review previously taught concepts and introduce new ones. The questions are aligned to the science 5th grade TEKS. There are 6 multiple choice questions each day and an answer key is provided. Topics Covered: Science Safety Properties of Matter Types of Energy Force & Motion

By thegoodeteacher

Spanish Daily Science Warm Ups Week 1

Spanish Daily Science Warm Ups Week 1

The Spanish version of my daily warm-up activity to review previously taught concepts and introduce new ones. The questions are aligned to the science 5th grade TEKS. There are 6 multiple choice questions each day and an answer key is provided. Topics Covered: Science Safety Properties of Matter Types of Energy Force & Motion

By thegoodeteacher

Daily Science Warm Ups Week 3

Daily Science Warm Ups Week 3

A daily warm-up activity to review previously taught concepts and introduce new ones. The questions are aligned to the science 5th grade TEKS. There are 6 multiple choice questions each day and an answer key is provided. Topics Covered: Science Safety Properties of Matter Types of Energy Force & Motion

By thegoodeteacher