Hands on and enjoyable practice is provided. My goal was to produce activities that give students engaging practice with the essential skills of science.
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.
Safety in Practice Questions: Pages: 3-7
Lab Safety Scenarios: Pages 8-19
Safety Who Has?-I Have: Pages: 20-25
Safety Quiz: Pages: 26-28
Mystery Solutions: Pages: 29-31
Scientific Method Notes and Questions: Pages: 32
Scientific Method Worksheet or Quiz: Pages: 33-35
Doing Science Puzzle: Pages: 36-37
Scientific Method Quiz: Pages: 38-42
Significant Figures Worksheet: Pages: 43-47
Recording Data & Calculations: Pages: 48-52
Formative Assessment: Pages: 53-54
File Folder Demonstration: Page: 55
Dimensional Analysis Notes: Pages 56-59
Let's Get Moving Stations: Pages: 60-63
Dimensional Analysis Practice: Pages: 64-66
Dimensional Analysis Quiz: Pages: 67-68
Making & Using Graphs
Making Graphs Notes: Pages: 69-74
Interpreting Graphs Questions Activity: Pages: 75-79
Investigating Graphs Questions: Pages: 80-85
Graphing Questions: Pages: 86-90
Graphing Terms Match: Pages: 91-94
From Sizzling Science