Hands on and enjoyable practice is provided. My goal was to produce activities that give students engaging practice with the essential skills of science.
• Safety in Practice
• Safety: I have - Who Has
• Safety Quiz
• D.A. File Folder Demonstration
• D.A. Examples
• D.A. Let Get Moving Station Practice
• D.A. Practice
• D.A. Quiz
• Using Scientific Method Vocabulary
• Doing Science Squares
• Mystery Solutions Lab
• Scientific Method Quiz
• Making Graphs Notes
• Making Using Graph Activities
• Interpreting Graph Questions
• Making Using Graphs Quiz
• Graphing Vocabulary Match Cards
• Engaging Students and; Introducing Significant Figures
• Accuracy Precision and; Making Measurements
• Recording Calculations in Correct Sig Figs
• Sig Fig Quiz
• Newspaper Article "Chemistry experiments and Students Sometimes Don't Mix
• Ira Remsen’s Experiment
Objectives: The students will:
1. demonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field investigations.
2. demonstrate an understanding of the use and conservation of resources and the proper disposal orof materials.
3. know that scientific hypotheses are tentative and testable statements that must be capable of being supported or not supported by observational evidence. Hypotheses of durable explanatory power which have been tested over a wide variety of conditions are incorporated into theories.
4. know that scientific theories are based on natural and physical phenomena and are capable of being tested by multiple independent researchers. Unlike hypotheses, scientific theories are well‐established and highly‐reliable explanations, but may be subject to change as new areas of science and new technologies are developed.
5. distinguish between scientific hypotheses and scientific theories.
6. express and manipulate chemical quantities using scientific conventions and mathematical procedures, including dimensional analysis and significant figures.
7. organize, analyze, evaluate, make inferences, and predict trends from data.
8. communicate valid conclusions supported by the data through graphs.
This collection was written for high school, however most of the activities would be appropriate for middle school.
From Sizzling Science