In this lesson, teach students about solutions using a treat they will all love! This 5E lesson plan outlines a whipped cream lab in which the ingredients of the dessert are used to define solutions, solute, and solvent!
Hint: Let your students taste the experiment when you have finished! Just be sure to clarify that scientists should never taste anything in a lab unless directed to--safety first!
Science can be an intimidating subject to teach, especially as students start moving into more complex concepts. Make science fun, accessible, and--most importantly--easy to teach with these pre-written science lessons!
Each science lesson is written in the 5E/Inquiry style. This research-based, constructivist approach to science allows students to build their understanding of any scientific concept. In each lesson, you will find:
-Engage: This brief question or demonstration serves to grab students attention and invest them in the lesson.
-Explore: A hands-on activity will allow students to make observations about the topic of inquiry.
-Explain: A time for students to discuss their observations and for you to supply an explanation of the content based on their activity.
-Elaborate: A small activity or assessment in which students can apply their new knowledge.
-Closure: A quick wrap-up question to cement the new knowledge.
-The materials you need for your Elaborate activity.
-A set of sample questions organized by Bloom's Taxonomy level.
These lessons are ready for you to copy and paste directly into your school's lesson planner and to teach to your class. Some may require additional materials, but I promise, it is well worth it!