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Nature of Science Bundle

Nature of Science Bundle
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SAVE 35% by purchasing ALL my Nature of Science Teaching Materials!

Important Notes
• This product includes FREE downloads of ALL future Nature of Science products.
• The price of this product will increase as additional materials are added.
Download the preview for a list of products, topics covered and NGSS alignment.

About this Product
This bundle is essential for EVERY science classroom. The activities in these products get your students thinking and behaving like REAL scientists. They can be used to introduce science at the beginning of the year or to reinforce skills throughout the year. They are especially helpful for teachers looking to build strong science literacy, problem-solving skills and metacognition in their students.

This bundle includes:
• PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes and Examinations (100% EDITABLE)
• Interactive Notebook Units (Input Notes, INB activities, Quizzes & Reflection Exercises)
• Task Card Sets for formative assessment
• Units Activities (reading passage, comprehension questions and skill-based activities)
• SNAPs Station Laboratory Activities (coming 2017-2018)
• Suggested Syllabus and Lesson Planning Guide (coming 2017-2018)

About the Differentiation:
Topics are differentiated for upper elementary, intermediate and advanced students. This bundle is MOST appropriate for middle school grades, but works great for upper elementary and lower high school grades as well. A color-shape code system will help you differentiate these concepts for your students' needs and abilities.

NGSS Alignment:
The concepts and skills addressed in this product align with the NGSS Nature of Science eight major themes. This product addresses themes that extend the science and engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts across grades 3-5 and 6-8. These practices are outlined in Appendix F and H at http://www.nextgenscience.org/get-to-know.

POWERPOINTS, NOTES & EXAMS
There are three teaching tools included with each PowerPoint product in this bundle:
• PowerPoint Presentation (differentiated and editable slides)
• Scaffolded Notes (differentiated, editable and modified/completed notes included)
• Summative Examination (differentiated, editable and answer key included)

The following PowerPoints, Notes & Exams are included in this bundle:
Understanding the Nature of Science PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Topics covered: What is science?, What is a scientist?, Scientific Ideas, Scientific Investigations, Scrutinizing Investigations, Science in the Media, Limits to Science, Science and Ethics, Types of Scientific Research

Science Practices & Scientific Method PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Topics covered: Making Observations, Making Inferences The Scientific Method, Asking a Testable Question, Forming a Hypothesis, Performing an Experiment, Planning an Experiment, Identifying Variables, Experimental Method, Collecting Data, Analyzing & Interpreting Data, Forming a Conclusion, Sources of Error, Recognizing Bias, Communicating Scientific Ideas, Arguing Scientific Ideas, Critiquing Scientific Ideas

Lab Practices, Math Skills, Graphing & Measurement PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Topics covered: Lab Safety, Laboratory Tools, Measurement, Measuring Temperature/Mass/Volume, Metric Units, Metric Unit Conversions, Mean/Median/Mode/Range, Ratios/Percentage/Rate, Graphing (Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Circle Graphs), Calculating Error, Scientific Notation, pH, Common Indicators, Special Lab Procedures (Gel Electrophoresis, Chromatography, Distillation, Dissection)

Engineering Design PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Topics covered: What is engineering?, Engineering Process, Defining a Problem, Brainstorming, Designing Solutions, Prioritizing Criteria, Making Trade-Offs, Test/Revise/Retest, Developing and Using Models, Types of Engineers

INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK UNITS
My interactive notebook lessons are organized into units. Each unit is composed of interactive notebook chapters. Each chapter includes:
• An overview with photos of the completed INB activity
• One page of input notes (differentiated when necessary)
• At least one INB activity (key included)
• A 4-5 question mini assessment (key included)
• A 2-part reflection exercise (generic & self-assessment reflection prompts included)
• BONUS! Editable copies of all input notes are included as separate .docx files for FREE!

This bundle includes the following Interactive Notebook Units:
Understanding the Nature of Science INB Unit
Chapter 1: What is science?
Chapter 2: The Scientific Method
Chapter 3: Scrutinizing Science
Chapter 4: Theory, Fact & Opinion
Chapter 5: Science in the Media (How to be an Informed Consumer)
Chapter 6: Limitations to Science
Chapter 7: Science and Ethics
Chapter 8: Types of Scientific Research

Science Practices and Scientific Method INB Unit
Chapter 1: The Scientific Method
Chapter 2: Making Observations
Chapter 3: Making Inferences
Chapter 4: Asking a Testable Question
Chapter 5: Forming a Hypothesis
Chapter 6: Planning an Investigation
Chapter 7: Identifying Variables
Chapter 8: The Experimental Method
Chapter 9: Organizing Data
Chapter 10: Analyzing Data
Chapter 11: Forming a Conclusion
Chapter 12: Reducing & Recognizing Error
Chapter 13: Recognizing Bias
Chapter 14: Communicating Scientific Ideas
Chapter 15: Arguing Scientific Ideas
Chapter 16: Critiquing Scientific Ideas

Lab Practices, Math Skills, Measurement & Graphing INB Unit
Chapter 1: Lab Safety
Chapter 2: Lab Safety Equipment
Chapter 3: Laboratory Tools
Chapter 4: Measuring Temperature
Chapter 5: Measuring Mass
Chapter 6: Measuring Volume
Chapter 7: Measurement Summary
Chapter 8: Metric Unit Conversions
Chapter 9: Bar Graphs
Chapter 10: Line Graphs
Chapter 11: Circle Graphs
Chapter 12: Mean, Median, Mode & Range
Chapter 13: Percentage, Ratios & Rate
Chapter 14: Calculating Error
Chapter 15: Scientific Notation
Chapter 16: pH
Chapter 17: Common Indicators
Chapter 18: Special Lab Procedures (Gel Electrophoresis, Chromatography, Distillation, Dissection)

Engineering Design INB Unit
Chapter 1: Engineering Process
Chapter 2: Defining Problems
Chapter 3: Brainstorming
Chapter 4: Designing Solutions
Chapter 5: Developing & Using Models
Chapter 6: Types of Engineers

TASK CARDS
The task card questions are differentiated (with a color and shape code) and tiered with a "signal strength" code so to probe lower, mid and higher order thinking. Questions are tiered according to the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Answer sheets (differentiated) and key included for each task card set.

The following task card sets are included in this bundle:
Understanding the Nature of Science Task Cards (32 Task Cards)
Topics covered: What is science?, What is a scientist?, Scientific Ideas, Scientific Investigations, Scrutinizing Investigations, Science in the Media, Limits to Science, Science and Ethics, Types of Scientific Research

Science Practices & Scientific Method Task Cards (36 Task Cards)
Topics covered: Making Observations, Making Inferences The Scientific Method, Asking a Testable Question, Forming a Hypothesis, Performing an Experiment, Planning an Experiment, Identifying Variables, Experimental Method, Collecting Data, Analyzing & Interpreting Data, Forming a Conclusion, Sources of Error, Recognizing Bias, Communicating Scientific Ideas, Arguing Scientific Ideas, Critiquing Scientific Ideas

Laboratory Practices, Math Skills, Graphing & Measurement Task Cards (56 Task Cards)
Topics covered: ab Safety, Laboratory Tools, Measurement, Measuring Temperature/Mass/Volume, Metric Units, Metric Unit Conversions, Mean/Median/Mode/Range, Ratios/Percentage/Rate, Graphing (Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Circle Graphs), Calculating Error, Scientific Notation, pH, Common Indicators, Special Lab Procedures (Gel Electrophoresis, Chromatography, Distillation, Dissection)

Engineering Design Task Cards (28 Task Cards)
Topics covered: What is engineering?, Engineering Process, Defining a Problem, Brainstorming, Designing Solutions, Prioritizing Criteria, Making Trade-Offs, Test/Revise/Retest, Developing and Using Models, Types of Engineers

UNIT ACTIVITIES
This product includes more than 27 science activities that get your students thinking and behaving like REAL scientists! There are four parts to this product that address the nature of science, science processes, lab skills and engineering design. Answer Key included.

Nature of Science Unit Activities
• 8 Reading Passages and Comprehension Questions about the Nature of Science
• 11 Science Process Skill-Based Activities
• 8+ Laboratory and Engineering Skill-Based Activities
• 16 Classroom Posters

Important Considerations:
• Download a FREE Cheat Sheet for a summary of practices studied in this bundle
• Download a FREE PowerPoint to learn more about my PP, Notes & Exams
• Download a FREE Interactive Notebook Unit to learn more about my INB products
• Download a FREE Task Card Set to learn more about my task card products

Purchasing Options to Save you MORE $$$:
• Save 40% with the Integrated Science Supplemental Curriculum (no labs)
• Save 50% with the Integrated Science Complete Curriculum
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