Make that first week back at school count. Instead of lecturing about lab safety, use these prewrites, graphic organizers, reader’s theater script, writing prompts and edits to engage higher level thinking while presenting lab safety in novel ways to appeal to diverse learning styles and levels.
Use the reader’s theater to present what can go wrong in the lab then have students create their own next scene to the play. Reader’s theater is an excellent way to teach science content while improving fluency, comprehension and giving attention seeking students an opportunity to shine in a positive way.
Graphic organizers, writing prompts, etc. can be used as assignments, group activities, exit tickets and as a student created gallery walk. Six edits provide a cross curricular way to practice conventions of the English language while learning about safe practices in the lab.
Check out these additional science resources and freebies:
Food chain freebie Bible based with adaptations
222 middle school science warm ups, bell ringers and exit tickets (a whole year for $6)
258 ELA editing warm ups, bell ringers and exit tickets (a whole year for $5)
Football Periodic Table review activity (Unscramble football related words using atomic mass, numbers, neutrons, etc.)
The Legend of Sodium Chloride (reader’s theater about the Knights of the Periodic Table)