Every admin wants to see cross circular activities and this is a great tool to have ELA cross with science. This resource has more than 45 slides, with writing prompts for physical science topics such as:
-Health and Fitness
-Scientific method and Physic Science introduction
-Properties of matter
-Atoms and the periodic table
-Type of energy
- Light and sound
-Technology and simple machines
Some of these writing prompts have the students making riddles, creating a short story, inventing new objects, compare and contrast, and being creative.
In my classroom I use this as a morning work. It's on the board when they walk in, they have a specific spot in their notebook for these (or I've also don't a folder with lined paper in the middle of the binding clips and that works nicely so you don't have to be wasting space in their interactive notebooks) and then once they have a seat the timer will start (anywhere from 3-5 mins). They goal is that they be writing the whole time. So encourage students to use complete sentences, lots of details, and correct punctuation. To add an extra element, after the time is up, have students find a partner and take turns reading their paragraph to a classmate. So many more ideas could come from this like peer editing, brain storming, or practice presenting.
Some of these slides could also be used in a science center, ones that you think might take more time (like creating a comic strip)
All the slides are editable on a power point document. So if you want to add more or tweak it to fit your curriculum PLEASE DO!!!