Christmas Science Labs and STEM from The Science Penguin
Do you need some FUN science activities to do before Winter Break? These 5 Christmas activities are engaging, educational, and the most fun your students will have this year!
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Hands-On Science Vocabulary Instruction
Tired of having students copy definitions? Do your students not have the background experiences needed to relate to the vocabulary when it's introduced? This guide is an opportunity to introduce new science vocabulary using hands-on experiences!
This is a fun hands-on lab that incorporates all the steps of the scientific method.
The students use a gummy bear in an experiment and follow the steps of the scientific method and analyze the results.
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The Forces and Motion Unit includes a game, a group activity, labs, a reading response activity, and more resources all centered around the topic of forces and motion. (Includes 10 resources below)
1) A Crash Course in Forces and Motion with Max Axiom - Response Sheet: Using A Crash Course in Forc
Most elementary and middle school students are crazy about those yummy Peeps, so I have decided to create a STEM challenge pack based on this popular treat.
This engineering challenge activity pack is one of many that I have created to use in my classroom! I place these challenges, one per table,
Simple machines are the focus of this comprehensive unit. This 69 page resource contains everything you need to teach a complete unit on the 6 Simple Machines (lever, pulley, wedge, screw, inclined plane, and wheel & axle). Two versions of the product are included - one version which uses custo
Great hands-on lab activity using Skittles to show weathering and erosion in action. My students (6th graders) have always loved this lab activity.
I have provided very simple instructions to follow and it is in the 3 Part Lesson format-Opening, Work Period, and Closing. Enjoy!
The handouts tell
Most elementary and middle school students are crazy about Minecraft, so I have decided to create a STEM challenge pack based on this popular game.
This engineering challenge activity pack is one of many that I have created to use in my classroom! I place these challenges, one per table, and the
Scientific Method Station Lab - Students will love you for providing them with a hands-on experience when learning about the scientific method at the beginning of the school year.
In this unit the students will learn all about the scientific method in your classroom. They will learn each of the d
Science Chat for Biology or Life Science Students: The first day of school should be fun, not boring! This science lab ice breaker activity will help your students learn about their classmates, while serving as a diagnostic tool for the instructor.
Do you want to be the fun teacher, or the one wh
Lab Safety Station Lab - Students will love you for providing them with a hands-on experience when learning about lab safety at the beginning of the science school year.
In this unit the students will learn all about lab safety in your classroom. Topics covered are all the lab safety procedures a
These stations will keep your students MOVING! Designed to fit in one class period, your students will build on what they have been taught in the classroom concerning Newton's Laws of Motion. This is a great way to reinforce material in your Science classroom. You can opt to use these activities as
This Lab Team Roles Freebie contains information about using lab group jobs, 5 posters, and student role cards.
Check out the Mad Scientist Room Decor Set to see more fun, useful science classroom decor
Create a life-size model of the human body with this everything-you-need project!
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This project is designed to help students study the major organs of the human body. The purpose of the project is to construct a life-size model of the human body
What teacher doesn't love picture books?
As a STEM coordinator, I am always looking for creative ways for teachers to integrate STEM engineering and design challenges into their classroom activities. I decided to work on creating STEM Engineering Challenge Packs for some beloved picture books.
Rock Cycle: Modeling the Rock Cycle with Starbursts
This activity is a perfect follow up for a class who has just been introduced to the rock cycle. You will need starbursts (or other fruit chews of multiple colors) and plastic sandwich bags. Students begin with 'sediments' which they turn into a
Measurements Station Lab - Students will love you for providing them with a hands-on experience when learning about measuring different objects in the science classroom. They will use various tools to capture measurement data.
In this unit the students will measure are collect data using meter sti
Do you want to start the science year off right? Do you want to engage and interest kids in their learning with cool investigations? Do you want to give them the science skills they need to set them up for success? OF COURSE!
This unit is PERFECT to kick off the year with. I love it because it eng
Can you design and create a crate that will keep your tea bag dry for the longest period of time in a tub of cold water?
We are all about integration in my STEM building and blending historical events with STEM challenges is a great way to make the topics we study in social studies more engaging an
Scientific Method Introduction Experiment using Skittles:
Students practice using the scientific method by actually using it! They try to determine if one color of skittles is more dominant than another in a bag.
This activity is part of the following bundle:
These skittles labs are a fun way to have students learn about the scientific method.
1. Skittle Colors Lab:
A. Question: Which color skittle is most common in a package of skittles?
B. Developing a hypothesis
D. Data Tables
F. Post-Lab Quest
Most elementary teachers are more comfortable and knowledgeable about themes, so I have decided to create STEM challenge packs based on specific themes, like the Oregon Trail!
This engineering challenge activity pack is one of many that I have created to use in my classroom! I sometimes place thes
Microscope CSI Forensics Lab - Crime Scene Investigation
This unique microscope lab will engage and mystify your students. Used as a beginner’s microscope lesson, forensic science, or a great way to celebrate homecoming for your school, students act like secret agents/detectives as they use a li
This product has some great activities for the first day of school For many middle school science students, this will be their first year of having science as a stand-alone class. Additionally, many middle schools are comprised of students coming from several different elementary schools. You can
Who doesn't love Superheroes?
Most elementary teachers are more comfortable and knowledgeable about themes, so I have decided to create STEM challenge packs based on specific themes, like Superheroes!
This engineering challenge activity pack is one of many that I have created to use in my classro
Student Led Science Labs - These comprehensive science labs will save you a TON of prep time and allow students to learn the concepts on their own. The Lab Bundle is a series of plug and play station labs designed to accompany my
These labs are perfect for helping students explore how reflection, refraction and absorption work. The labs that are included are as follows:
**Student lab sheets are included for each lab, they have places for students to record their hypothesis, materials, observations and conclusions. (questio
Can your students engineer some Greek Mythology? Try these five STEM Engineering Challenges to find out!
The Five Challenges Included in this Set:
- Column Construction Challenge
- Cardboard Marble Maze Challenge
- Broken Pottery Challenge
- Mythical Monster Model Challenge
- Trojan Horse Model C
Can your students engineer topics related to the Planets and Space? Try these five STEM Engineering Challenges to find out!
The Five Challenges Included in this Set:
- Solar System Model Challenge
- Mars Airbag Landing Challenge
- Lunar Lander Challenge
- Alien Creation Challenge
- Planet Oobleck
Force and Motion Labs - Students will love you for providing them with engaging labs that allow them to learn in a style best suited for their needs. They will also save you a ton of prep time. The Force and Motion station lab Bundle is a series of 8 is a plug and play station labs designed to acc
Ancient Egypt Potato Mummy Lab Activity by Miss Middle School Teacher
This is a great lab to use in tandem with a lesson on ancient Egyptian mummification, as an introduction to the mummification process, or as an extension activity for students needing enrichment opportunities. The ancient Egyptia
Use this exciting lab to help students discover speed, velocity and acceleration and how various motions are represented graphically. This product includes almost everything you will need for this lab with the exception of measuring tape, timing device, and metal washers (or other similar weights).
Plate Tectonics Station Lab - Students will love you for providing them with a hands-on experience when learning about tectonic plates.
The station lab is a plug and play unit that is meant to accompany my
This is a big set that contains 111 png images about science including electricity clipart, states of matter, earth, laboratory and some scientist.
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A science experiment perfect for getting students attention and getting them excited about science! What better to do that than candy?!
This experiment is focused on the scientific method and is inquiry-based. The students actively participate and conduct this simple experiment with "WOW" resul
Chemistry Chat: A First Day of School Lab Station Ice Breaker Activity for Physical Science and Chemistry Students. The first day of school should be fun, not boring! This science lab ice breaker activity will help your students learn about their classmates, while serving as a diagnostic tool for
This hands on and interactive lab with full teacher key teaches students the concept of cellular respiration, photosynthesis, the law of conservation of matter, reactants, and products. Lots of additional resources and a QR code activity included at no additional cost. Covers many Next Generation Sc
Get ready to engineer some Halloween!
Most elementary teachers are more comfortable and knowledgeable with theme topics, so I have decided to create STEM challenge packs based on specific ones, like Halloween!
This engineering challenge activity pack is one of many that I have created to use in my
Scientific Method: This scientific method gummy bears lab is a fun way to have students learn about the scientific method.
This lab contains the following:
1. Question: What will happen to gummy bears if they are placed into different solutions:
Water, Vinegar, Water and Baking soda, Wate
Atoms and Atomic Structure Station Lab - Students will love you for providing them with a hands-on experience when learning about atoms.
The atoms station lab is a plug and play unit that is meant to accompany my
Can your students build like an Egyptian? Try these five STEM Engineering Challenges to find out!
The Five Challenges Included in this Set:
- Mummy Construction Challenge
- Sugar Cube Pyramid Challenge
- Kid-Sized Mummy Model Challenge
- Paper Pyramids Challenge
- Reed Boat Model Challenge
Weathering and Erosion Station Lab - Students will love you for providing them with a hands-on experience when learning about Weathering and Erosion.
The Weathering and Erosion station lab is a plug and play unit that is meant to accompany my
Chemistry Labs Bundle - These Chemistry Station Labs will save you a ton of prep time and allow your students to explore and lead their own learning through a variety of topics in the Chemistry Unit. Each of the station labs is a series of 8 plug and play station labs designed to accompany my
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Looking for an engaging way to teach (or review) those science process skills?
A set of 12 pages total of labs to teach the science process skills: observing, communicating, measuring, predicting (2), classifying, making models, investigati
Classification and Taxonomy Complete Unit Plan Bundle of Products. Includes powerpoint, labs, dichotomous classification keys, classification task cards, kingdoms mix/match card sort game, and much, much more!
Includes everything you need right at your fingertips for a complete un
This "Bundled for Savings" set contains FOUR of Mrs. B's Best Selling "Science Experiments for the Teacher Who Doesn't Like Teaching Science. But, don't let the name fool you! You will find these experiments useful even if you LOVE teaching science :)
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Get ready to engineer all things Christmas (reindeer, trees, sleighs, ornaments, and gingerbread houses)!
Most elementary teachers are more comfortable and knowledgeable with theme topics, so I have decided to create STEM challenge packs based on specific ones, like Christmas!
This engineering cha
Scientific Method and Candy Worms- learn about or review the scientific method in a fun way using one of kids favorite candies- the candy worm!
With this product you will be able to teach your students how to set up and conduct an investigation using the scientific method. First you will lead a wh
This plug and play system is designed to use the same types of science lab stations for every concept that you teach. The information and tasks can be easily interchanged based on the material that is being taught. The teacher or lab assistant simply has to exchange one unit with the next, and the