Bell Work / Bellringers Combo Pack - 200 Science Questions For Middle School

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Science Starters - 200 Thought Provoking Bellwork Questions to Engage Middle School Science Students
Combo Pack: Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science & Science Skills
Whole School Year Pack
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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
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Year

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Bell Work / Bellringers Combo Pack - 200 Science Questions
Bell Work / Bellringers Combo Pack - 200 Science Questions
Bell Work / Bellringers Combo Pack - 200 Science Questions
Bell Work / Bellringers Combo Pack - 200 Science Questions