Lab Activity: Science Skills - Observing, Predicting, Classifying, and Inferring

Lab Activity: Science Skills - Observing, Predicting, Classifying, and Inferring
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Science skills - Observing, Predicting, Classifying, and Inferring

This activity takes very little prep work and will help your students review scientific thinking. Science skills that are addressed by this lab include: observing, predicting, inferring, and classifying. Ideal for middle school students and as great introductory lab for high school students! Especially useful for those teachers who do not have a lot of lab equipment! Very easy procedure to follow. Data tables are embedded right in the lab for a more organized and "student-friendly" feel.

Materials needed:
•Plastic cup
•Plastic spoon
•Bags of pennies
•White vinegar
•Paper towels

This lab bundle includes:
•Lab experiment that is ready to be copied and handed out!
•Teacher's prep guide for suggestions and helpful tips/tricks
•Data Tables
•Answer key

Fully editable!

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I hope you enjoy this activity as much as I do with my students.
-MsRazz ChemClass

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5 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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