Lab Equipment Task Cards: Biology and Life Science Activity

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Your Biology students will learn the names and functions of common lab equipment and have fun doing it!

This EDITABLE product download includes:
1. 35 Task Cards in PowerPoint format (each card is one slide), ready to print and laminate in your choice of sizes, in color or black and white.
2. A 35-slide PowerPoint with answers. Perfect for whole-class review after students have completed the Task Cards.
3. Blank Task Card Template in matching PowerPoint format so you can add as many additional cards as you like by inserting duplicate slides.
4. Student Answer Sheet is ready to print
5. Teacher Answer Key

Print and laminate the cards in the size of your choice (1, 2, or 4 per page) in color or black & white to use as traditional task cards. Or, present the cards one at a time, or a few at a time, from the PowerPoint to the whole class. You can even use the PPT as a quiz! I like to use the Task Cards throughout a topic of study and then use the PPT Review on the day before the test. Designed for a high school biology class.

Wondering what a Task Card is? See my suggested instructional strategies below! And, be sure to check out the PREVIEW for more details.

This product is the perfect complement to my Lab Equipment Activity and Puzzle Pack.

45 Lab Equipment items commonly used in Biology are included:
1. alcohol burner
2. apron
3. balance: electronic and triple beam
4. beaker
5. blunt probe
6. bunsen burner
7. centrifuge
8. coverslip
9. dissecting tray
10. dropper
11. Erlenmeyer flask
12. forceps
13. funnel
14. gloves
15. graduated cylinder
16. hand lens
17. hot plate
18. incubator
19. inoculating loop
20. microscope slides
21. microscopes: compound light and stereomicroscope
22. mortar & pestle
23. petri dish
24. pH indicator strips
25. pipette
26. ring clamp
27. ring stand
28. rubber policeman
29. rubber stopper
30. safety goggles
31. scalpel
32. scissors
33. spatula
34. sphygmomanometer
35. stethoscope
36. stirring rod
37. teasing needle
38. test tube brush
39. test tube clamp
40. test tube rack
41. test tubes
42. thermometer
43. wash bottle
44. weigh boat
45. wire mesh

Task Cards are great formative assessments, but they can be implemented in many different ways. Here are a few ideas:

1. Bell Work or Early Finishers – Students can grab a card to answer when they first walk into class or any time they finish work early.
2. Pairs – Sort of a Think, Pair, Share activity. Pairs of students work together on two cards – answer one card, swap, answer the second card, then share answers.
3. Use one card as a “Question of the Day” for all students to answer, then discuss as a class.
4. Stations – Post cards in various places around the room or at lab stations and let students rotate through the stations as they work on them.
5. Exit Pass – Check for understanding as students answer a particular card before they leave class.
6. Review Game Race – I’ve used this one many times! If your students are seated in rows, pass a stack of cards out, face down, to the first person on each row. Say Go! Each student must choose one card to answer and then pass the remaining cards back to the next student. The first row to answer their questions correctly WINS!

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Carla Brooks
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Lab Equipment Task Cards: Biology and Life Science Activity
Lab Equipment Task Cards: Biology and Life Science Activity
Lab Equipment Task Cards: Biology and Life Science Activity
Lab Equipment Task Cards: Biology and Life Science Activity
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