Bell Ringers Bell Work Warm Ups 200 Problem of the Day Science Questions

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    This set of science bell work, bell ringers, warm ups, problem of the day questions cover topics including general science skills, life science, physical science and earth science. This whole year bundle has over 200 problem of the day questions.

    These Science Starters focus on the study of matter & motion (physical science), cells and multicellular organisms (life science), rocks, minerals & soil (earth science) and lab safety, scientific method & data interpretation(science skills).

    This item consists of 40 Science Starters that can be used at the beginning of a class period to engage students and prime their thinking for the rest of the class. Each Science Starter in this item contains 5 high level problems of the day questions that asses the students’ knowledge about earth science, life science, physical science and science skills. Every Science Starter is two pages long, which can be copied on the back and front of a single piece of paper. A Science Starter can be passed out to the students on the first day of the week and the students will have an engaging question to start each of that week’s classes. The Science Starters consist of both multiple choice and extended response questions. The multiple choice questions require students to explain why they chose the answer they did. The questions found on Science Starters have a similar design to questions that might be found on state wide science assessments.

    As a BONUS, included in this item is a FREE Science Starter entitled How to Complete Science Starters. This can be used to help instruct your students on how to follow all the directions to accurately complete a Science Starter.

    An answer key is included which gives thorough answers to all questions on each Science Starter.

    This combo pack is a combination of the following products:

    Science Starters – Science Skills - Lab Safety, Scientific Method and Data Interpretation

    Science Starters – Life Science – Cells and Multicellular Organisms

    Science Starters – Earth Science – Rocks, Minerals and Soil

    Science Starters – Physical Science – Matter and Motion

    Included in this product:

    * 82 Student Pages (enough for the entire school year)

    * Over 200 questions that asses student knowledge about earth science

    * An answer key which includes thorough answers to all questions

    * Title page

    * Full lesson plan describing how Science Starters can be used in your classroom

    Science Starters also have other possible uses including:

    • A question bank for the creation of end of unit exams

    • Pre assessments to be given to student before a unit to evaluate their prior knowledge

    • Homework assignments

    • An assignment that can be easily used by a substitute teacher with very little prep by the full time teacher

    The specific content that is covered in this Science Starters whole year pack is:

    Science Skills:

    • Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations;

    • Design a scientific investigation;

    • Analyze and interpret data;

    • Develop descriptions, models, explanations and predictions;

    • Think critically and logically to connect evidence and explanations;

    • Recognize and analyze alternative explanations and predictions; and

    • Perform science investigations safely

    Physical Science:

    • All matter is made up of small particles called atoms.

    • Changes of state are explained by a model of matter composed of atoms and/or molecules that are in motion.

    • There are two categories of energy: kinetic and potential.

    • An object’s motion can be described by its speed and the direction in which it is moving.

    Earth Science:

    • Minerals have specific, quantifiable properties.

    • Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks have unique characteristics that can be used for identification and/or classification.

    • Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks form in different ways.

    • Soil is unconsolidated material that contains nutrient matter and weathered rock.

    • Rocks, minerals and soils have common and practical uses.

    Life Science:

    • Cells are the fundamental unit of life.

    • All cells come from pre-existing cells.

    • Cells carry on specific functions that sustain life.

    • Living systems at all levels of organization demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function.

    The Science Starters Included in the Science Skills: Lab Safety, Scientific Method and Data Interpretation section include:

    • Lab Safety 1

    • Lab Safety 2

    • Observation& Inferences

    • Scientific Method 1

    • Scientific Method 2

    • Scientific Method 3

    • Interpreting Scientific Data 1

    • Interpreting Scientific Data 2

    • Interpreting Scientific Data 3

    • Dichotomous Keys

    • *BONUS* How to Complete Science Starters

    • Answer Key For All 11 Science Starters Listed Above

    The Science Starters Included in the Physical Science: Matter and Motion section include:

    • Energy

    • Kinetic and Potential Energy

    • Speed

    • Interpreting Speed Data

    • Speed vs Time Graphs

    • Matter

    • Density

    • States of Matter 1

    • States of Matter 2

    • Physical and Chemical Changes

    • Answer Key For All 10 Science Starters Listed Above

    The Science Starters Included in the Earth Science: Rocks, Minerals & Soil section include:

    • Mineral Identification 1

    • Mineral Identification 2

    • Mineral Resources

    • The Rock Cycle

    • Rock Forms 1

    • Rock Forms 2

    • Rock Identification

    • Soil 1

    • Soil 2

    • Topographical Map Reading

    • Answer Key For All 10 Science Starters Listed Above

    The Science Starters Included in the Life Science: Cell and Multicellular Organism pack include:

    • Cell Theory

    • Cell Parts

    • Cell Overview

    • Cell Nucleus

    • Cell Membrane

    • Cell Reproduction

    • Levels of Organization

    • Body Structures

    • Body Tissues

    • Using a Microscope

    • Answer Key For All 10 Science Starters Listed Above

    Total Pages
    100 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    1 Year
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object. Emphasis is on descriptive relationships between kinetic energy and mass separately from kinetic energy and speed. Examples could include riding a bicycle at different speeds, rolling different sizes of rocks downhill, and getting hit by a wiffle ball versus a tennis ball.
    Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object. Examples of empirical evidence used in arguments could include an inventory or other representation of the energy before and after the transfer in the form of temperature changes or motion of object. Assessment does not include calculations of energy.
    Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process. Emphasis is on the processes of melting, crystallization, weathering, deformation, and sedimentation, which act together to form minerals and rocks through the cycling of Earth’s materials. Assessment does not include the identification and naming of minerals.
    Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system. Emphasis is on relative amounts of potential energy, not on calculations of potential energy. Examples of objects within systems interacting at varying distances could include: the Earth and either a roller coaster cart at varying positions on a hill or objects at varying heights on shelves, changing the direction/orientation of a magnet, and a balloon with static electrical charge being brought closer to a classmate’s hair. Examples of models could include representations, diagrams, pictures, and written descriptions of systems. Assessment is limited to two objects and electric, magnetic, and gravitational interactions.
    Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells. Emphasis is on developing evidence that living things are made of cells, distinguishing between living and non-living cells, and understanding that living things may be made of one cell or many and varied cells.


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