Nature of Science Bundle

Nature of Science Bundle
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    Bundle Description

    SAVE 40% by purchasing ALL my Nature of Science Teaching Materials!


    • Products with "active" links are currently included in the bundle.

    • Resources are uploaded to this bundle as they are completed. I do not wait to upload new resources.

    • The price of this bundle will increase as additional materials are added.

    • This product includes FREE downloads of ALL future Nature of Science products.

    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:

    • Editable PowerPoint Presentation, Scaffolded Notes and Exam

    • Interactive Notebook Lessons (Input Notes, INB Activities, Quizzes & Reflection Exercises)

    • Bell Ringers and Task Cards Tiered to Bloom's Taxonomy

    • SNAPs Lab Stations Activities

    • Units Activities (reading passage, comprehension questions and skill-based activities)

    • Differentiated Unit Pacing and Planning Guide

    • Homework, Vocabulary Builders & Review Materials (coming soon)

    Important Notes:

    • Download a FREE Cheat Sheet for a summary of practices studied in this bundle

    • Download a FREE Unit Bundle to learn more about all my products.

    • Save 50% with the Integrated Science Complete Curriculum

    About the Differentiation

    Topics are differentiated for upper elementary and 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.

    Next Generation Science Standards

    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



    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

    Science Practices & Scientific Method PowerPoint, Notes & Exam

    Lab Practices, Math Skills, Graphing & Measurement PowerPoint, Notes & Exam

    Engineering Design PowerPoint, Notes & Exam

    Note: The PowerPoints are .pptx files. The notes and exams are .docx files. The fonts are safe for use with Microsoft Office PowerPoint and Word and come with most Microsoft Office versions.


    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

    Science Practices and Scientific Method INB Unit

    Lab Practices, Math Skills, Measurement & Graphing INB Unit

    Engineering Design INB Unit


    These differentiated and tiered 3-part activities are designed to "warmup" students at the beginning of a lesson. Activities are aligned with the interactive notebook chapters for each respective unit. Full and half page printing options and key included.

    The following bell ringers are included in this bundle:

    Understanding the Nature of Science Bell Ringers

    Scientific Method and Science Practices Bell Ringers

    Lab Safety, Lab Tools, Lab Skills and Math Skills Bell Ringers

    Engineering Design Bell Ringers


    SNAPs Lab Stations are differentiated laboratory activities that require students to use science, math, literacy, problem-solving and engineering skills. These labs are designed to enhance students' understanding of scientific concepts and help students apply scientific ideas to the real world. This bundle will include 8 SNAPs lab activities:

    Scientific Method Lab Stations Activity

    Scrutinizing Science Lab Stations Activity

    Lab Safety Lab Stations Activity

    Measurement Lab Stations Activity

    Graphing Lab Stations Activity

    Mean, Median, Mode & Range (Statistics) Lab Stations Activity

    Error, Accuracy & Precision Lab Stations Activity

    Engineering Design Process Lab Stations Activity


    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)

    Science Practices & Scientific Method Task Cards (36 Task Cards)

    Laboratory Practices, Math Skills, Graphing & Measurement Task Cards (56 Task Cards)

    Engineering Design Task Cards (28 Task Cards)


    This product includes

    • 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



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    • This product is to be used by the original purchaser only.

    • Intended for classroom and personal use only.

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