This giant PowerPoint is what I use every day when I teach the Virginia SOL 5.1 Scientific Investigation unit. Each day of this 6 days unit has a link on the initial slide. The first slide for each day is the lesson objective (I like the kids to see what we hope to accomplish during that lesson, knowledge-wise). Depending on the objective, there are some lesson slides, with facts/photos/diagrams to instruct. There are slides for note-taking, activities, partner activities, discussions, SMARTboard interaction, and experiment instructions. I have also made home-made science videos that my students love to see - one where I trick them into thinking they are seeing a candle but then surprise them by taking a bite out of it (it's an apple) in order to teach them about not jumping to conclusions before gathering all the facts. There are sound bites and clips as well to go on many slides. The PPT begins with the basics of scientific inquiry, and the steps of the scientific method. The lessons then go into constants vs. variables, measurements (length/mass/volume), and determining if experiments are fair. If you're familiar with Virginia SOL 5.1, then this PowerPoint covers this objective well. I try very hard to have a variety of things in my instructional powerpoints - not just the teacher talking at the front of the room. There are times when the kids need to move, meet with a partner, interact with the SMARTboard, complete an experiment, etc. Stay tuned for some of my other Unit PowerPoints - they make teaching each unit very easy and fun!