Think of something that you are great at, you may even be an expert. How did you become great at that skill, hobby, etc.? Did you become great by listening to what someone else told you? Or did you learn and reinforce your learning in multiple ways? In most cases, your learning began with a concrete experience. From this experience, you had your own ideas, developed your own images in your head, and your own beliefs. You tested out your ideas to see what worked and what didn’t. In this way, the learning was in your control. This control gave you motivation to continue to improve. That is exactly what the following activities will do for your students. Students explore new topics and make connections between prior and new knowledge through the following inquiry based activities. Light bulb moments are shared for students ONLY after they have discovered something on their own. Instead of being a provider of content, you switch roles to a facilitator of learning.
Step back and watch your students soar to new heights!
Physical properties, Chemical properties, Atoms, Elements, Compounds, Mixtures, Mass, Volume, Density, Physical and Chemical Changes.
Step by step instructions provided for lab investigations.
Answer keys provided for follow up handout worksheets.