Science Picture of the Day

Science Picture of the Day
Science Picture of the Day
Science Picture of the Day
Science Picture of the Day
Science Picture of the Day
Science Picture of the Day
Science Picture of the Day
Science Picture of the Day
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Science Picture of the Day is a critical thinking activity where students practice analyzing, inferring, and observing real life science in photographs. Targeted skills include making observations and growing scientific vocabulary. The goal is for students to observe science in our everyday lives.

These pictures each represent at least one branch of science – physical science, earth science, and life science – and can be utilized for nearly any topic of study in the science curriculum. Regardless of what grade level or content you are studying, students should be able to recognize many examples of science in all pictures.

This meets the common core standards of RI.1 (Inference, Key Details and Informational Text) along with SL.2 and 4 (Key discussion and use of vocabulary). Furthermore, this open-ended activity is a great way to get your students to think deeper and more critically.

I have provided an answer key for each picture prompt, but the science seen in these pictures are not limited to my answers, as there are many aspects of science in our daily lives. Be sure to have students justify their reasoning, and how deep you go with the science concepts is up to your discretion.

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This Product Includes:

✓ 190 different picture prompts for teachers to choose from with titles to help students infer the science.

✓ Possible answer keys

With This Bundle You'll Get:

✓ A full page graphic organizer where students can look at a picture, write their observations, and then describe what science they see in the picture

✓ A full page graphic organizer where students will practice their scientific process skills by listing what they observe in the picture, any questions they could ask about it, what they infer is happening, and then the science involved

✓ A half page similar to the first page described above to save on copies

✓ A task card form for the teacher who prefers to laminate them and use it as a center

✓ A form of just the picture and title for the teacher who prefers a larger version of the picture for the overhead. This method is perfect for teachers who wish to not make copies and have their students list the science on scrap paper or in their journal

Other Buyers Have Said:

"This is going to help develop my students learning so much more than simple book work would. This will launch all sorts of great discussions." (Thank you, Erica G.!)

"This is awesome! You have done so much work to make this just an excellent product. Thank you, especially for the possible answers. There's always things I forget and this will really help me build on what the students already know." (Thank you!)

"Thank you so much for creating these slides. What a great warm-up activity. I teach many different grades- from 3rd-7th grade, and these slides are perfect for a science discussion at many levels." (Thank you, Beth H.!)

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Final Notes:

**Due to size limitations on TpT, this purchase will provide you with a forever link to Dropbox, where you can download all parts of this product to save to your computer. You do NOT have to have any Dropbox accounts to access it.**

While I recommend printing in color and laminating materials for future use, it is not necessary. These materials print just fine in grayscale.

If you see ANYTHING that needs modifying, or if you have any questions, please contact me via the Q&A before leaving negative feedback. I take my product creation and your satisfaction very seriously! Thanks!

Don’t Miss Out!

These prompts can be used daily like a “picture of the day” activity, as morning work, as a science warm-up, as a science center, as science homework, or even as an activity for an early finisher. They are perfect for tutors, paraprofessionals, volunteers, and substitutes! They are low prep, too!

This product comes with everything you need to engage your students in learning--worksheets, centers, scripted lessons, vocabulary, and much more! It's definitely worth the value!

This product is perfect if you've been looking for a way to jazz up your science class but weren't sure how or are just starting out! This product saves you time! Take back your weekends without sacrificing quality teaching!

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©Tammy DeShaw, The Owl Teacher. All rights reserved. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for teachers, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Teachers may NOT upload the product to school/district servers, or to any website, or share digital or print copies. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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