This PDF includes 36 task cards that allow teachers to assess their students' knowledge of basic science lab skills (please see the extensive list of content that is covered below). Four of the cards have been left blank so that you can add your own questions to the existing set. Student answer sheets and teacher answer key are provided.
For students to be successful with utilizing these cards, they should have knowledge of the following concepts and/or vocabulary:
volume (tools needed), length with provided ruler, reading a graduated cylinder, reading a ruler, reading a triple beam balance, calculating volume of a regular object, volume by water displacement, reading a thermometer
hand lens, petri dish, collecting net, microscope (parts and uses), beaker, thermometer, timing device, test tube, balance, graduated cylinder (name, function, units), pipette, hot plate, determining the tools needed for given scenarios
proper laboratory clothing, smelling of contents of containers, broken glassware
Basic Science Skills Covered:
scientific drawings, reading/analyzing a line graph, bubbling in numerical answers on a griddable, identifying errors in a scientific diagram, analyzing data, and calculating average (mean) of a given data set
3 Brain Breaks Included:
who do you admire?, rank your organization and how can you improve?, who is your favorite teacher?
**I have also included 3 cards that cover school/classroom expectations and procedures. These cards are editable so that you can customize them to your own needs.
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