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Rocks and Minerals Unit, Worksheets, Reading Passages, Comprehension, Task Cards

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Melissa Mazur
Is your science textbook outdated and lacking? Make learning about rocks and minerals engaging! This unit contains reading passages with comprehension questions, activities, science labs, task cards, and vocabulary reference posters that you can use to enhance your unit on rocks and minerals.These reading passages with comprehension questions are the perfect way to quickly check for understanding while providing the students with background information on each topic. It is also the perfect wa

Force and Motion

Fun, hands-on activities for force and motion is LOADED in this packet! If you are looking for thinking maps, lesson plans, science stations, and foldables for force and motion interactive notebooks, this is what you are looking for! All with the objective of Force and Motion. **UPDATED** As of summer 2020, I have added a 20 side PowerPoint to help teach your students about force & motion as well as an emergent reader!-Circle maps-Bubble maps-4 tab foldable-5 petal foldable-Science stations

States of Matter - Reading Passages, Comprehension, Activities, Labs, Task Cards

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Melissa Mazur
This matter science unit contains reading passages with comprehension questions, activities, science labs, task cards, and vocabulary reference posters that you can use to enhance your unit on matter. Please download the preview file to see all pages included in this unit!Pages included:Matter reading passage and comprehensioncrossword puzzlemultiple choice activitymind mappicture wordword sortSolids reading passage and comprehensionword search and fill in the blankgraphic organizerLiquids read

Changing States of Matter SORT (Cut & Paste) Review or Assessment- NOW DIGITAL!

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This interactive and hands-on card sort activity will allow your students to see how the atoms in matter change as they change states due to the amount of heat given to that matter. This is a great way to teach, practice and asses this tricky concept in a kinesthetic way! Use this for your upper elementary or middle school science class.Start by asking students the question: How can the states of matter can be changed from one form to another? [ex. " What happens to solid ice when heat is added?

Water Cycle Unit - Reading Passages, Activities, Comprehension, Task Cards

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Melissa Mazur
Make your life easy while enhancing your science unit on the water cycle with this no-prep unit. This unit contains reading passages with comprehension questions, activities, task cards, and vocabulary reference posters that you can use to enhance your unit on weather.These reading passages with comprehension questions are the perfect way to quickly check for understanding while providing the students with background information on each topic. It is also the perfect way to integrate literacy and

Simple Machines Sort Cut & Paste Examples, Definitions & Application- DIGITAL!

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This interactive and hands-on sort activity will allow your students to determine definitions and examples for the 6 different simple machines for your Upper Elementary Science Classroom. In this resource students first cut out pieces from a worksheet that have machines, definitions and examples on them. They then sort these pieces onto corresponding groups and glue them into place. It is a great way to teach, practice and asses this tricky concept in a kinesthetic way!This hands- on activity i

Learning How to Use Science Tools: Science Notebook Recording Sheets

This mini-unit is perfect for the first days of school when you are busy teaching routines and expectations. It includes 6 very simple, hands-on science activities that give children the opportunity to practice using science tools common in most primary classrooms. Activities include: *How Many Drops of Water Fit on a Penny (dropper) *How Many Scoops Fit in Your Cup? (measuring cups) *Using a Hand Lens to Match Tiny and Big Pictures *Using a Balance to Compare Weights *Making Kool-Aid "Fizz" *S

What is a Scientist?, Science Tools, Scientific Method

Hi friends, if you are just beginning to teach your little ones about science: What is a Scientist?, Scientific Method, Science Tools, and 5 Senses then this just might be the unit you need. Please note that all of the activity pages also include an interactive science journal version as well. Here is what is included: Posters “A Scientist …”Student version of “A Scientist...” – cut and pasteScientist – Can, Have, ArePosters – “Scientific Tools”Scientific Tools Sort to use in a pocket chart or

States of Matter (Solid, Liquid, Gas) - Real Pictures for Sorting, Activities

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Sheila Melton
Show your students that solids, liquids and gases really do "MATTER" with these States of Matter real pictures to sort, printables and activities! This is a great addition to your States of Matter curriculum and will add discovery and excitement to your Science Center!What other teachers have said about this product:"Great pictures! My kids enjoyed sorting these on the pocket chart. Very useful for teaching states of matter.""Wonderful as always! The photographs and labels are perfect for my c

Scientific Method Task Cards

This set of 45 task cards is designed to teach, review, and reinforce the APPLICATION of the scientific method. Students will write hypotheses, identify independent and dependent variables, describe experimental and control groups, read tables and graphs, form conclusions, make predictions, and more. Choose to use the traditional printable version, or the paperless, digital Google Apps version. Both Google Slides and Google Forms versions are included.This resource is perfect for distance lea

Scientific Method | Science Interactive Notebooks | Scientists

Help your students develop proficiency in the NATURE OF SCIENCE. Do your students LOVE conducting science experiments, but always seem to struggle with the name of the tools they're using or how to use them properly? Do they have difficulty writing conclusions or are they simply missing the connection between science and their own lives?If so, then this unit might be just the thing you're looking for! This INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE UNIT focuses on answering the questions "Why is science important,


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Jessi's Archive
Matter, matter, here and there. States of matter everywhere! This INTERACTIVE unit with 8 Science Stations will help your little scientists learn about matter. This unit will cover the states of matter: solid, liquid, gas, changes of matter, matter around us, properties of matter, etc. Includes: 6 Interactive Journal Activities Matter and Its Properties Tab Book Matter Venn Diagram States of Matter in my Home Accordion Book Changes of Matter Wheelie Matter and Molecule

Simplifying the Scientific Process | Print and Digital for Distance Learning

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Are you looking for engaging ways to teach the scientific process? This resource breaks down the scientific method to allow my students to have a deep understanding of this process through experiments, graphic organizers, and more. Check out the preview for a look at the ENTIRE product!Inside this packet you find:-posters: ask a question, research, hypothesis, experiment, analysis, conclusion-graphic organizers and worksheets for each part of the scientific process-mini science experiment with

Space: Model of Earth & Moon's orbit

One of the biggest misconceptions that students have is that they believe that the Sun travels around the Earth. My students were no exception...That is why I created this model that allows students to manipulate the Earth and the moon in order to gain a better understanding. With this activity, your students will be able to orbit the Earth around the Sun as well as move the moon around the Earth. After this craftivity your students will no longer have the same misconception.If you like this act

Weather and Seasons Unit (60 pages with Assessments!)

Are you teaching seasons and weather? This unit is perfect for a unit on seasons and weather! It includes: *a poster for each season with facts * mini book for EACH season!! *3 different weather graphs *clothes sorting by seasons *vocab cards with weather words and seasons *weather safety activities and posters *thermometers and temperature activities *my favorite season writing *Word splash activities *weather ABC order activity *vocab matching activity *reading data activities (2) *2 diffe

Scientists & The Scientific Method, Scientific Processes NGSS | 2nd 3rd Grade

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Linda Kamp
This resource is a complete science unit with engaging lessons and experiments to introduce second, third, and even fourth grade students to science, the scientific method, and other processes scientists use. Students learn about different areas of science, types of scientists and the jobs they do, science tools, science safety, and planning and conducting experiments using the scientific method. Your students will enjoy ten high engagement lessons in a detailed teaching Power Point, science jou

Natural Disasters Unit - Reading Comprehension, Activities, Posters, Task Cards

Created by
Melissa Mazur
Do your students want to dig deeper into learning about natural disasters, but your science text is lacking? Make learning about natural disasters engaging! This unit contains reading passages with comprehension questions, activities, science labs, task cards, and vocabulary reference posters that you can use to enhance your unit on natural disasters.These reading passages with comprehension questions are the perfect way to quickly check for understanding while providing the students with backg

Scientific Method Student-Led Station Lab

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Kesler Science
This modular, student-led activity about the scientific method will keep your middle school class engaged and learning throughout this beginning of the year lesson. These comprehensive materials will save you a TON of prep time while giving students a chance to direct their own learning. In this station lab, students will learn how scientists develop and test ideas in an organized way. DIFFERENTIATED, MODULAR, STUDENT-LEDEach station lab has eight differentiated activities that help the student

Science Bulletin Board Bundle

Do you need a science bulletin board for your classroom? This is the perfect product for you!I am so excited about this editable science bulletin board! I like to hang various pieces in my room (or as an anchor chart) for my students to reference all year long! This board is a great way to display learning objectives, science goals, facts about scientists, conversation starters, fun/interesting facts, and more! Download includes:3 Different board titles: 1) What is a scientist? 2) Mad About Scie

Scientific Method Activity - Paper Airplane Science Experiment

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Hello Learning
This scientific method activity will get your kids excited about following the steps of the scientific method! This interdisciplinary unit incorporates paper airplane science experiments, math, STEM, and writing to provide a fun learning experience. Click on the green PREVIEW button to see more of what is included! What is Included:information and outline for instructionsupply/materials listsample schedule for the activitiesvocabulary list and definitionsword wall cardsstudent vocabulary bookl

The Scientific Method Posters and Activities - Great for Science Notebooks too!

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Cindy Gilchrist
Teach The Scientific Method with this 20 page set of posters and activities. Make sure to download the FREE PREVIEW file to see everything that is included in this kit. This is perfect for getting ready for the first day or week of school! This kit contains posters of each step of The Scientific Method in two sizes to fit any space in your classroom. It also contains a map for students to use to write out each step of The Scientific Method when conducting an experiment - from asking a questio

Science Tool Speed Date

Science Tool Speed Date also known as Visiting with Science Tools--this is a fun and hands on way to introduce students to science tools. They will spend 2-3 minutes with each tool completing a simple task, just like speed dating. (Don't worry, the term "speed date" is not included on any student pages.)This is also available with 5 other creative resources in:★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆★ Science Tool Bundle!★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆★Bundle Includes This Resource Plus: ☞ Science Tool Word Wall (with Assessment)☞Science Tool

Five Senses Hands-On Centers and Science Notebook Recording Sheets

This packet is full of hands-on, engaging (messy and loud) FIVE SENSES science centers. I've taken many classic FIVE SENSES activities we all know and love and updated them with fresh and fun SCIENCE NOTEBOOK recording sheets that will motivate your students and hold them accountable for their learning.Included in this packet:--More than 15 center activities--Eye Color Graph--Smell Jars Recording Sheet--Sound Jars Recording Sheet--Listening Walk/Scavenger Hunt--Five Senses Taste Test--Favorite T

Severe Weather Storms - 1st & 2nd Grade Science Unit - Printable & Digital

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⭐This printable PDF and digital Google Slides resource is perfect for teaching 1st & 2nd graders all about severe weather and storms. This resource includes both printable PDF and Google Slides versions for classroom & distance learning flexibility.⭐ Contains video lessons, mini book, experiments, activities, quiz, and so much more! ⭐Storm types include hurricane, tornado, blizzard, and thunderstorm. Teachers Just ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:★ Christina J. said, "My students loved this bookle
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