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Super Science Experiments
Looking to spruce up your science curriculum, or have an AWESOME science fair project well you have come to the right place! This collection of truly Super Science Experiments is just for you! It contains chemistry experiments, experiments on matter, physics, and much more! Includes: - 70+ sci
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Marshmallow Challenge Handout
This FREEBIE includes a color and black and white handout to provide to teams of students engaging in the Marshmallow Challenge activity. This activity is great to use as an icebreaker or to engage students in critical thinking, cooperative learning, and innovative thinking. It can also be used to r
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Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration Task Cards
Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration - Students will be able to differentiate between speed, velocity, and acceleration using real scenarios with these 40 task cards. Task cards are so versatile and can be used for station labs, small groups, or whole class activities. Included in this product: - 40 t
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Force & Motion: Push & Pull Sorting Cards
Use these 33 push and pull cards for sorting, categorizing, or active engagement games. See below for other science resources: Types of Energy Sorting Cards and Cooperative Games <
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Push/Pull Sort - Motion and force
Push Pull sorting worksheet for unit on Motion and Force. Students will cut out graphics and glue under push or pull titles. Graphics from Microsoft Word Clip art
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Force and Motion Freebie: Race Car Theme
This activity is intended for application of force and motion vocabulary/concepts (such as a quiz). Students should match words (force, motion, push, pull, and friction) and definitions, as well as tell why a smooth, flat track would be best for a race. You might also be interested in:
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Marshmallow Flight Lab
Do your students love a good competition? You might want to try this lesson titled “Marshmallow Flight.” I have used this lab with junior and high school students, but have also done a simpler version of this lab with my kindergartner. The file contains two versions of the same lab. The first is
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Static Electricity Lab
This is a middle school static lab. It consists of an explanation, with diagrams, of static electricity and then five stations of activities for students to explore static electricity. It also has summary questions for them to answer to process and assess their knowledge. Materials needed
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Transparent, Translucent, or Opaque Sort
Help your students practice evaluating whether an item is transparent, translucent, or opaque. This activity can be used in a variety of ways! Laminate the sorting chart and picture cards and use this activity as a center. Give each student a copy of the sorting chart and a set of words to cut a
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Helicopter Drop (Forces)
Helicopter Drop by Bryce Hixson Take a single strip of copy paper and make three cuts and five folds to create a ready-to-fly helicopter. You can experiment with surface area and friction, and have a lot of fun adapting the design. Great way to teach the effect of gravity and friction on a falling
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Sound Freebie- Tap Those Bottles! Pitch
This is a FREEBIE taken from my Sound Unit. If you're interested in more, please click on the links below: Sound Unit
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Physics Work or No Work Graphic Organizer Teacher key + more teaching ideas
This graphic organizer helps students understand the physics concept of work by showing situations where work is being done and situations where no work is being done. Use of graphics and cartoon-style format helps with student engagement. Full teacher key and additional teaching ideas and resources
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Newton's First Law of Motion Power Point presentation
This is a 15 slide Power Point on the basics of Newton's first law of motion. The presentation was designed for 8th grade students with no prior background in Newton's laws. It is very interactive and entertaining for students. There are links and activities included it in. The presentation init
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Gravity. It's Not just a Good Idea. Its The Law
elementary inquiry-based physical science lesson on gravity. Students explore what makes objects fall faster than others.
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Electricity Clip Art
Updated!!! This is a collection of 28 clipart images related to Electricity. The following images have been included: 1. Battery 2. Bulb 3. Wires 4. Plug 5. Switch 6. Bulb-Holder 7. Circuit 8. Buzzer **More images to be added soon!** Images are in B/W as well as colour. All images have a transparent
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Metric Olympics Lab
I ALWAYS start the year with the Metric Olympics lab. Why not begin on day one with some friendly competition? Students are normally shocked to actually DO a lab on day one, and I think it perfectly sets the tone for the rest of the school year. Students remember this lab years later…and some eve
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Newton's Laws of Motion Poster Pack
If you are teaching about Newton's Laws of Motion, I have created a poster pack for your students to refer to. The images will help them remember what each of the laws are about. Please visit these related resources as well: ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞
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Separating Mixtures Interactive Foldable Booklet
This interactive foldable booklet was designed to be used with any textbook or curriculum. Your student will create a booklet where he can document what he is learning about separating mixtures. There is a page for evaporation, filtration, sifting, magnetism, chromatography, and extra pages for m
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Series vs. Parallel Circuits PowerPoint Animation
This is an original PowerPoint animation that demonstrates the different between a series circuit and a parallel circuit. It shows both the standard circuit symbols, as well as pictures, complete with batteries, light bulbs, and wires. The animation shows what happens when a bulb is removed from e
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Force and Motion Unit Test - FREE
Ready to teach force and motion to your students? I have the test to finish your unit with - and it's free! Objectives covered by this test include: motion, acceleration, speed, work, potential & kinetic energy, types of energy, newton's laws of motion, and types of forces - gravity, frictio
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Simple Machines Cut and Paste
This activity is allows students to test their knowledge of simple machines by cutting pasting.
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Rainbow Science
This resource includes four free mini-books to use with your study of rainbows!
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Simple Machines Powerpoint and 3  Printables
Slides illustrate everyday tools we use, classifying as one of the six simple machines. The last slide offers three free printable activities from Super Teacher.
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Straw Rocket Lab - Newton's Laws of Motion
This is a fun inquiry lab in which students investigate the effect of fins on rocket flight. They make 4 identical paper tube rockets and then change the fin configuration to produce stable flight. Finally, they have to hit a target with their rocket. Expect it to take 20-30 minutes, but you can
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Benjamin Franklin -Great Minds in Science Article #19- Science Literacy Sub Plan
Scroll below to see the full list of Great Minds In Science Articles. When we teach science, the important scientific figures behind the science are only mentioned in a cursory way. My Great Minds in Science Series of Articles is an attempt to enliven and deepen the understanding
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do you hear what I hear? {sound field trip around the school}
take your littles on a field trip anytime {and for free!} I use this as my very first lesson when teaching sound. No intro either Handout the worksheet grab the clipboards and pencils and take a little tour around the campus! when we get back I have them circle the loudest sounds inside and outside
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Introduction to Gravity
What keeps us on the earth? Why do objects fall down? Why can't I jump to the moon? These a simple questions, with complicated answers. Kids have a knack for asking questions that are hard for teachers to explain. Here is a book that explains the in's and out's of gravity. It is so simple a pre
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Guide to Electricity
This is a handout that covers the basic concepts in electricity, including circuit diagrams, Coulomb's Law, Ohm's Law and Series and Parallel Circuits. The guide contains cartoon illustrations to engage students and demonstrate physics principles. It also includes several hands on activities for s
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Potential and Kinetic Energy Powerpoint
A short introcduction to potential and kinetic energy with photo examples of each, and the simplified versions of how to calculate each. The Potential energy formula is for Gravitational Potential energy that I use when my students do an Egg Drop Project.
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Force and Motion Academic Vocabulary Assessments Freebie
I hope you enjoy this vocabulary assessment freebie in your force and motion science unit! You will find vocabulary flashcards, science labs, games, and more in my Force and Motion Unit. I have found great success in implementing academic vocabulary in math stations, science stations, and social st
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Physics - Conservation of Energy Problems Powerpoint
This is a powerpoint with step-by-step solutions for two conservation of energy problems. We solve these together as a class for practice. I can walk around the classroom as I click a button. =) I've found that my physics students learn to solve conservation of energy problems so much better wh
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The Oobleck Experiment
Students explore solids and liquids using OOBLECK! This flipchart is designed to give a review of solids and liquids. Then students will get a chance to be hands on with a non-newtonian fluild to see what will sink and what will float! The Big Bang Theory also makes an appearance! This flip chart in
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Types of Energy Sort Freebie
Enjoy this freebie sort to review Potential and Kinetic energy!
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STEM Egg Drop Challenge
Purpose: Use the concepts of inertia, force, speed, acceleration, and Newton’s Laws, as well as internet research and prototype testing to design a container that will protect a raw egg from breaking. Challenge: Design and build a container, using a budget, that will protect a raw egg from breaking
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Electricity & Magnetism Task Cards
Project-based Instruction task cards useful for science centers or rotating groups. Best if printed on card stock and then laminated for longer use. Have a wonderful day!
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RERUN Conclusion Template - FREE
Here is a quick, easy and FREE resource for writing conclusions for scientific inquiry experiments. The RERUN conclusion steps are: • Recall • Explain • Results • Uncertainty • New The zipped file contains both a .pdf file and an editable PowerPoint file. Check it
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Catapult Lab    (Force Motion flight)
Four page lab where student design and build a small catapult. Students use simple materials to construct catapults and then launch grapes at a target. Students learn about optimizing different factors including angle of shot to hit target. Then students record how close the get to target and calcul
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Gravity and Motion: a six-lesson science unit for Grade 2 or Grade 3
NOTE: Some of the web-pages linked to in the following lessons are no longer active on the Internet. Most of them can likely be found using the Internet Archive's "Way Back Machine": https://archive.org/web/ All together, the document spells out six lesson pla
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Physics - Equivalent Resistance Practice - 1 page worksheet
This is a pdf file with 6 circuits of which to find the equivalent resistance. It takes forever to draw these things! I just had to share! The answers and a brief explanation of series and parallel circuits are included. You can by expand the assignment by adding a potential difference for each
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Atomic Theory Worksheet, Bohr Model Instructions, & Radioactivity Worksheet
I am a volunteer in a classroom. This a series of two worksheets and instructions for a hands on model I used in a gifted second grade classroom. The first worksheet describes atomic theory and the Bohr model of the atom. I then include instructions for making a Bohr model of lithium with a paper
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Sound Waves
Students investigate sound waves in terms of frequency and amplitude, linking these attributes to pitch and loudness. Students use the sound simulation developed by PHet (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/sound) which is a free resource. I am making this a free resource as it is largely based
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8th grade science forces and motion essential questions with pictures (Texas)
This powerpoint file contains illustrated essential questions for forces and motion (physics) that are derived from 8th grade science TEKS using backward design. Excellent anchor of support for English language learners and other special populations.
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Force, Momentum, and Density Formula Triangles
You can use these super cute formula triangles as a poster or as hand outs for student notes.
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Drawing Schematic Diagrams:  Series and Parallel Circuits
***Freebie!***This assignment can be used in class or for homework. It was made for an 8th grade physical science class but could also be used in a high school physics class. Directions for drawing diagrams are given, as well as questions about them. Many thanks to www.mycutegraphics.com for cli
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Ramp Lab- High school version
In this lab students build ramps with textbooks and meter sticks. They will change the height of the ramp and the mass of the balls rolling down and measure how it affects the amount of potential energy. Students will use the formula PE=mgh and find the relationship between potential energy, height,
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Newton's Laws of Motion Task Cards
Newton's Laws of Motion Task Cards include 20 questions to be used as formative assessment for the Laws of Motion. Answer key is provided.
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Graphing Vocabulary Flash Cards
Use these Graphing Vocabulary Flash Cards to reinforce vocabulary in your classroom. Print them on cardstock, laminate for durability, and they are ready to use. This Graphing Vocabulary Flash Cards Set includes 12 flash cards with vocabulary necessary for students to draw & understand graphs.
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8th Grade Newton's Law Stations
This is a station rotation activity used to help introduce the concept of Newton's Laws to 8th Grade Students. The first half of the lab includes an exploration activity each of the three laws. The second half of the lab includes 3 activities that demonstrate one of the three laws and the student
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Paper Tower Competition!
Using only paper and tape, students construct a tower that stands as tall as possible ON ITS OWN. This is a great activity for all ages! Get students together in teams to work with limited supplies and time to build a freestanding tower of paper. Great activity for first day of class or when st
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FREE Newton's Laws of Motion Handout: Force and Motion
Help your students keep track of Newton's 3 laws of motion with this fun reproducible handout. Each of the laws is described, along with a space to write or draw examples from class activities! Be the first to know about my new discounts, freebies and product launches: • Look for the green star n
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Physics of Motion
Physics of Motion: This FREE cumulative review includes a reading passage which is designed to remind the student of the concepts learned about motion. After a reading passage, there are six multiple choice questions and a constructed response question. I pass this activity out as a homework assig
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Projectile Problems for 9 groups
This is a one page worksheet with 9 different versions of the same 3 projectile problems. You cut them apart, so each students only gets 1/9 page. (save paper!!!) Each version has the same words, but different numbers, so each group does the same process, but gets a different answer. I use this
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