SCIENCE BELL RINGERS / WARM UPS
Bell ringers are an excellent way to engage your students as soon as they walk into your classroom. Begin each of your middle or high school science classes with these daily warm-up routines! This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start each science class off with an engaging activity.
Please Note: The videos in this resources require the use of YouTube.
A Powerpoint presentation is included that organizes 40 weeks of these resources by day of the week!
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MONDAY: SCIENCE TERM OF THE WEEK
Start your week off by familiarizing your students with common science terms in a fun and engaging way. The Powerpoint presentation teaches students common science terms from different disciplines with an easy-to-understand definition as well as related short video clips! After they learn the term, have students record the meaning of the term (in their own words) using the science term of the week booklet (editable), then put up the ready-to-print classroom poster on your "Science Term Of The Week" board!
This is an excellent way to introduce and familiarize students to terms that they may see during the course of their middle and high school science years in a fun and engaging way without being too intimidating.
TUESDAY: SCIENCE SPEAK DISCUSSION
Bring discussion and debate into your science classroom on Tuesdays with these task cards and presentation slides that are sure to get even your most reluctant students discussing controversial and interesting science topics. The resource includes everything you need to spark up friendly debate and get your students talking about science.
WEDNESDAY: SCIENCE VIDEO JOURNALS
Get your students' attention on Wednesdays with these engaging science video writing prompts! The slides include links to short (all less than 6 minutes) high-interest video clips that relate to a variety of science disciplines like physics, biology, chemistry, environmental science, paleontology, zoology, engineering, geology, ecology, computer science, psychology, astronomy, & more!
Students respond to a short writing prompt related to the video that allows them to summarize information, make personal connections, make links to popular topics, make predictions, and much more! Youtube is required for the video clips in this presentation.
There are many benefits to using this resource. Video journals will not only immediately engage your students, but they are also an excellent way to bring more personal writing into the science classroom while also covering content-related material. Also, the videos allow students to have a broader understanding of science disciplines and topics and understand how they relate to their lives and the world around them
Video journal response cards are also included!
THURSDAY: SCIENTIST QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Inspire your students with these 40 quotes from some of the most important and influential scientists in history. Each slide includes a quote, a picture of the scientist, a brief explanation of who they are/what they are known for, and the prompting questions. The prompting questions that allow students to respond to the meaning of the quote, consider how it relates to their world, and if it still holds significance today.
Also included are 40 ready-to-print posters to set up a "Science Quote Of The Week" that you can swap out weekly to last you the whole year! (poster for weekly display included!)
Worried about the cost of color printing? No problem! I have included a black and white version of each and every poster for easy and cost-effective printing.
FRIDAY: SCIENCE JOKE OF THE WEEK
Bring some laughter into your science classroom once a week with these 40 hilarious science inspired jokes that your students will love. The jokes cover a wide range of science topics (chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science, biology etc.). Have students attempt to guess the punchline when they arrive in class and consider giving a small prize/treat to those who get it right!
A student weekly response sheet with all of the different daily themes is included!
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