Science Safety, Tools, and Investigations {iLearn Science Jr.}

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Science Safety, Tools, and Investigations {iLearn Science Jr.}

iLearn Science Jr. will help you kick off your year of science fun! Since the original for older students was so popular, I decided to create a version for 2nd and 3rd grade students.

A suggested teaching schedule breaks the resource into 17 days of activities. You'll be set for several weeks of science!

This file includes:
• 38 slide PowerPoint with information about safety and tools
• Safety activity
• Ten tools practice activities (8 hands-on, 2 based on discussion and notebooking)
• Fun investigation to practice new skills with science tools
• Written assessment
• Recording sheets for each activity (2 per page for most), as well as 6 different choices of recording booklets for the investigation so you can accommodate your students' needs

Table of Contents
About This Resource 4
Possible Schedule of Activities 5
Science Safety 8
A Scientist’s Tools 11
Hand Lens 15
Balance 18
Comparing Mass 22
Thermometer 25
Beaker 28
Stopwatch 31
Ruler 34
Measuring Length 38
What Tools Do You Need? 41
Grow Toy Investigation 44
Assessment 64
Credits 70

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Materials Needed
Hand Lens: hand lenses, leaves or flowers
Balance: pan balances or bucket balances, gram weights or small blocks (for non-standard measurement option), rocks
Comparing Mass: pan or bucket balances, 5-10 objects (I recommend school supplies)
Thermometer: thermometers, cups, pitcher
Beaker: plastic beakers (different sizes are fine), trays, food coloring (optional)
Stopwatch: balls (any type or size), stopwatches
Ruler: leaves, centimeter rulers (or blocks for non-standard measurement option)
Measuring Length: centimeter rulers, the great outdoors or items in your classroom
Grow Toy Investigation: grow toys (one per pair or team), plastic cups, beakers, rulers, balances, weights, stopwatches, hand lenses, thermometers (optional)

Note from the resource about Grow Toys--
Grow toys begin tiny, then grow significantly when they are given a chance to absorb water. Within a couple of hours, you should notice a big change! You can find them on Amazon or at the grocery store, Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby, or Target dollar bin.

Types and prices vary, but I have seen them priced anywhere from $1 for a pack of 15 Grow Capsules to $3 for 7 Dynamite Dinos. Some of the polymer toys have a plastic feel. Some are sponges in plastic capsules like in the Grow Capsules brand. I prefer the polymers for this activity, but the sponge is just as effective for observing and using tools. (Check the product preview and thumbnails to see pictures.)

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Additional Recommended Resources
Adaptations in a Snap
Force and Motion in a Snap
Matter in a Snap
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Product Notes:
1. This resource should fit most state's science tools standards.
2. Because of the sizing of the pages, this resource is awesome for interactive science notebooks.
3. This file is not editable.
4. Please view the preview to make sure this product fits your needs before purchasing.

From The Science Penguin
Total Pages
38 slides and 60 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

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Science Safety, Tools, and Investigations {iLearn Science Jr.}
Science Safety, Tools, and Investigations {iLearn Science Jr.}
Science Safety, Tools, and Investigations {iLearn Science Jr.}
Science Safety, Tools, and Investigations {iLearn Science Jr.}
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