The Nature and Practice of Science - Activities & Reading Pasages for Gr. 5-8

Grade Levels
5th - 8th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
Pages
180+ pages
$20.00
$20.00
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You can view the entire book at our website: candlelightscience.com

Do your students struggle with the nature and practice of science standards? If so, this resource is for you. We have filled this book with 12 pieces of complex text. Everything you would need to teach these concepts through reading strategies and hands-on activities. We have also included hands-on activities to accompany the articles that are designed to explicitly teach the practice and nature of science concepts. This is the most complete resource you will find for the teaching of these difficult concepts. 180 pages of resources. Many parts would be great to use in centers. This truly is the stuff that should be included in all textbooks and programs, but isn't. It would take several months to cover everything in this book. A great resource for multi-year coverage of these concepts.

Supports Standards:

SC.5.N.

SC.4.N.

etc.

Book Contents:

Lesson One: Who is a Scientist?

Who is a Scientist?

Research a scientist.

Lesson Two: Lab Safety

Lab Safety 1

Reading in Content Vocabulary for Comprehension:

Science in Content Vocabulary for Comprehension:

Lab Safety 1 Vocabulary Practice

Lab Safety 2

Reading Comprehension/Science Content Questions - Lab Safety

Lab Safety 2 Vocabulary Practice

Lesson Three: Measurements

Measurements

Measurements

Measurements Vocabulary Practice

Measurements & Lab Apparatus Lab Activity

Lesson Four: Using Lab Apparatus

Using Lab Apparatus

Using Lab Apparatus

Using Lab Apparatus Vocabulary Practice

Measuring What….With What?

Lesson Five: Variables in Experiments and Investigations

Variables in Experiments and Investigations

Directed Note-Taking - Variables in Experiments and Investigations

Variables in Experiments and Investigations Comprehension

Variables in Experiments and Investigations Vocabulary Practice

Variables in Experiments and Investigations Content Practice

Variables in Experiments and Investigations Comprehension Essays on Content

Designing Helicopter Twirlers

Variables Testing Investigation Activity

Lesson Six: Hypothesis Testing

Hypothesis Testing

Hypothesis Testing Comprehension

Hypothesis Testing Vocabulary Practice

Hypothesis Testing Content Practice

Elaborate - Writing to Respond Activity:

Hypothesis Activity: Using Observation and Inference Skills to Form a Hypothesis

Making a Prediction (Hypothesis):

Lesson Seven: Theories and Laws

Theories and Laws

Theories and Laws Comprehension

Theories and Laws Vocabulary Practice

Lesson Eight: The Myth of the Scientific Method and Differences between an Experiment & Investigation

The Myth of the Scientific Method

Myths of the Scientific Method Comprehension

Myths of the Scientific Method Vocabulary

NO Carbon Required (NCR) Paper Inquiry

Lesson Nine: Repeatable and Replicable

Which Way? Activity

Repeatable and Replicable

Repeatable and Replicable Comprehension

Repeatable and Replicable Vocabulary Practice

Drops of Water on a Penny

Variables in Experiments and Investigations Exploration Activator

Lesson 10: Creativity and Tentativeness of Science (plus Observation and Inference)

Creativity and Tentativeness of Science:

Science Content Questions:

Making Observations and Inferences Vocabulary Practice

Making Observations and Inferences Science Content Comprehension

The Ominous Black Box Activity

Lesson Eleven: Constructing Scientific Understandings

Constructing Scientific Understandings

Science Content/Comprehension Questions:

Constructing Scientific Understandings

Constructing Scientific Understandings Science Content

Constructing Knowledge Activity

Total Pages
180+ pages
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