This amazing resource was created over many years of being in the science classroom. Every teacher wants their students to seek out resources to help them problem solve while learning and investigating solutions to scientific problems. This great resource supports students through all the necessary science skills, tools, and writing constructed responses/lab reports. You can use it when teaching a new skill and keep it as a permanent reference at their tables.
All you need to do is PRINT the number of copies you want. I keep a copy of this book at each table so students can refer back to all year. When a students says: "What is the independent variable again?" I can say, look back in your reference book. Such a super resource for students.
This 21 page reference book contains:
-Thinking Like a Scientisti
*How to make good observations
*How to ask good scientific questions (purpose for learning)
*How to identify the variables
*How to write a hypothesis
*How to create a data table
*How to create a graph and choose the correct type of graph
*How to write a conclusion
-A complete resource for writing a lab report
*Lab Report Example
*Lab Report Rubric
*Lab Report Templates (3 Editable templates)
*How to write a constructed response with examples
-Science Tools Directions:
*Triple Beam Balance
If you Print and set up in a 3-Prong Folder for pairs of students, it works very nicely. I keep these at student tables, teach students how to use them as we introduce each part during the beginning of the year and see them take off with it. It is amazing when students say "Which one is the independent variable? Let's look again!"