Check out this awesome, and easily integrated mini research assignment to help students develop their knowledge of plant and animal adaptations (I've also used it with insects as students choose). You can either assign a variety of organisms for students to research, or allow them to use a site like kidrex.org to find their own examples and approve it before they complete their worksheet. Students are to use their textbook, articles, and most importantly the internet to fill in a variety of questions about their specific organism. Vocabulary included here are things such as region, predators, habitat, adaptations and more. Students will love the autonomy and freedom to control their own learning and explore specific animals and plants that interest them and will explore the adaptations that help them survive and reproduce.
For an added element, I have the students present their worksheet to the class so the class can preview a variety of other organisms as well! The rest of the class can use the presentations as guided notes with the attached Notes Sheet (you can check out a sample of this in the preview as well).
This worksheet is 19 questions and can easily be used for any type of assessment. The worksheet is broken down into three sections that each have a word bank that cover topics such as kinetic vs potential energy, radiant, mechanical, thermal energy as well as energy sources such as geothermal, hydroelectric, wind and more.
This 12 question quiz or test has a variety of true false, multiple choice and short answer questions. It covers topics about how sound travels, frequency, vibrations, waves, pitch and more. This assessment goes well with my other Sound Exit Tickets, and Guided Notes.
Check out my Sounds Guided Notes.
Check out this well-organized Microscope label and describe worksheet. Part I is a visual that students will label and it corresponds with Part II where they will describe the function of those parts. This is a great worksheet that can easily be used for classwork, group work, homework, assessments and more!
This ten question quiz has a variety of multiple choice, fill in the blank and short answer. The quiz covers questions about solids, liquids, gases, mass, volume, five sense, matter and more.
Check out my States of Matter Test Assessment and my Introduction to States of Matter Exit Ticket.
This ten question quiz requires students to match the correct type of rock (sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic) with the correct description. There is an added bonus if students can identify one example of each type of rock.
This simple but effective lab allows students to observer and draw inferences about diffusion. Students will need three cups set up that are each of the following temperatures (warm, cold, and room temperature). They will need to put one drop of food coloring in each at the same time as well as start a timer once they do so. In one minute increments, the students will record what they see for three minutes total. Students will then reflect on the diffusion of the food coloring being compared in each of the three temperatures. The temperature component can be connect to dissolving easily and the recording change over time is also important.
Materials needed: clear cups (3 per group), some way to both lower and raise temperature of the water prior to experimentation, food coloring, and a timer.
Take your instruction on organisms, habitats, natural resources, food chains, and biotic and abiotic factors to the next level. This fun creative project allows students to create their own organism while being specific and detailed on the aforementioned topics. This will allow students to apply their knowledge of such vocabulary and concept in a fun and interactive way. Students will be required to draw, detail, annotate and present an invention of their widlest imagination. This project includes specific details and expectations with a rubric as well. Have fun!
This is a five question multiple choice exit ticket assessment that is meant to serve as a quick snapshot assessment to check student understanding of learned content. The assessment covers the cause of the seasons, information about the Earth's axis, Earth's rotations and Earth's revolutions.
Check out this awesome science lab that students can complete independently, in small groups, at a center, or as a whole group. Students will have a worksheet to facilitate their success and reflection aligned to the instructions on the task card.
Students will need two large balloons, string, and a yard stick or some other stick to hang the balloons from. They will also need some materials that they can test for static electricity such as wool, acrylic material or fur. Students will love to explore on their own and get their hands on this inquiry based learning project!
Check out this awesome interactive worksheet to enhance students' understanding of the hierarchy of space. Students will be exposed to vocabulary including Earth, Solar System, Galaxy (Milky Way specifically), and the Universe. Students will cut out the four images that represent these terms and paste them in order from smallest to largest. Students will develop their big picture understanding of the concept in a fun way that they will never forget! There is also ample room for note taking if you choose to supplement the visuals with text!
Be sure to check out my Planet Labels and Descriptions Printable.
Check out this awesome science lab that can be used for independent practice, small group, centers, or whole group instruction. Students will love to learn about static electricity through this exploratory hands on learning experience. The included worksheet will facilitate learning and guide reflection as the task card gives step by step instructions. You will need salt and balloons to complete this activity.
This very visual worksheet can be used for a variety of applications. The top portion has students label the planets and the bottom section has them then describe those planets. This can easily be used for guided notes, homework, independent work, quiz, test, or any other purpose you find necessary!
Be sure to check out my Introduction to Planets Exit Ticket Assessment and you can also find my Interactive Space Hierarchy activity too!
This is an extremely easily reproducible lab. Find a variety of items and objects to present to a group of students. Allow them to examine them and describe the physical properties they can identify. With that, then have the students create three categories to classify their items into. The students can then be challenged to create three new groups. This lab challenges students to group items and think about how scientists use properties to classify things.
This is an awesome exploratory learning project for students to learn about and experience color! Students will color two wheels, each with one slice colored in for each color of the rainbow. THIS WILL REQUIRE SOME SORT OF STRING. Thread the string through the two holes as sampled in the ANSWER KEY. Students will then hold each end of the string, and wind up the wheel in the center. When they release the winding, the wheel should spin like a top. Students will then take notes and answer the accompanying questions to describe what they are experiencing. This project will let students explore rainbows, white light, components of light and more!
Check out this awesome task card that allows students to work hands on through exploration to identify materials that are conductors and differentiate them with materials that are non-conductors.
You will need the basic materials for a circuit including a battery, wiring, a light bulb and then a variety of materials that student can test the conductivity with. The activity includes directions, a worksheet, and instructions.
This is meant to be independent work but can easily be used for small group, center work, or whole group instruction.
Looking to supplement the traditional curriculum? Want to get your students excited about nature and appreciate its powerful and dynamic attributes? Well check out this fun and interactive Adopt A Tree activity which includes drawing, researching, observing, recording, documenting, writing, and monitoring!
Students will follow 8 steps in which they will learn about their tree and record data related to it. It will help if you have a leaf identification chart, and students will need access to the internet or an encyclopedia to maximize the research component of the activity. Students will have their own Adoption Certificate upon completion as well!
This simple five question exit ticket assessment covers the basic info of planets such as the gas giants, terrestrial planets, the first planet to the sun, the last planet to the sun and more. Questions are presented in multiple choice form and are meant to serve as a quick snapshot of what students know or learned about in reference to introductory materials on planets.
Be sure to check out my Planet Labels and Descriptions Printable.
This simple and well structured assessment will requires students to demonstrate their knowledge of the major subatomic particles including protons, neutrons, electrons and the nucleus as well as the location, charge, and relative size of them. Students will also have to draw a representation to confirm their understanding of the content. Can easily be used for an Exit Ticker, a quiz, group work, homework and more!
Check out this awesome exploratory task card where students will learn about polarity and closed circuits. Students will be required to identify the locations of a battery and bulb that are contact parts and then will explore how to create a circuit that lights the bulb.
A guided worksheet with directions will allow students to complete this activity independently, in small groups, at a center or as a whole class. You will need a D battery, wiring and a bulb for this activity.