Nature of Science:Complete Lesson Set
Great way to start your year off for your NGSS!
Awesome back to school activities and an exciting glow in the dark experiment to get students excited about a year of science in your class!!
This is your one stop shop for complete lesson sets to teach the topic and standards!! Everything you need to teach Nature of Science is included in this set. All you need to add are the lab materials, which I keep as simple as possible.
The activities in this lesson set are created to incorporate reading and writing into the Science curriculum. The lesson is designed to last about a week (depending on your timing and students), and encourage student participation. Lessons are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.These lessons also use Interactive Notebooks.
Lesson: Nature of Science
This is a lesson designed to get students excited about science while allowing for back to school transitions.
(Other complete lesson sets in my store will follow a more comprehensive and challenging plan.)
Included in the lesson set:
Lesson Planning Guide
Word Wall Builder Chart
Informational Text with Key Terms
Word Wall Cards & Vocabulary Matching (3 Key Words)
Vocabulary Activity Pages
Anchor Charts (x)
Interactive Science Notebook Activity (x3)
Daily Science Starters
(1) Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student conducts classroom and outdoor investigations following home and school safety procedures and environmentally appropriate and ethical practices. The student is expected to:
(A) demonstrate safe practices and the use of safety equipment as described in the Texas Safety Standards during classroom and outdoor investigations; and
(B) make informed choices in the conservation, disposal, and recycling of materials.
(2) Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses scientific methods during laboratory and outdoor investigations. The student is expected to:
(A) describe, plan, and implement simple experimental investigations testing one variable;
(B) ask well-defined questions, formulate testable hypotheses, and select and use appropriate equipment and technology;
(C) collect information by detailed observations and accurate measuring;
(D) analyze and interpret information to construct reasonable explanations from direct (observable) and indirect (inferred) evidence;
(E) demonstrate that repeated investigations may increase the reliability of results;
(F) communicate valid conclusions in both written and verbal forms; and
(G) construct appropriate simple graphs, tables, maps, and charts using technology, including computers, to organize, examine, and evaluate information.
(4) Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student knows how to use a variety of tools and methods to conduct science inquiry. The student is expected to:
(A) collect, record, and analyze information using tools, including calculators, microscopes, cameras, computers, hand lenses, metric rulers, Celsius thermometers, prisms, mirrors, pan balances, triple beam balances, spring scales, graduated cylinders, beakers, hot plates, meter sticks, magnets, collecting nets, and notebooks; timing devices, including clocks and stopwatches; and materials to support observations of habitats or organisms such as terrariums and aquariums; and
(B) use safety equipment, including safety goggles and gloves.
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