What does a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, paper airplanes and Sherlock Holmes have in common? Answer: the Scientific Method, of course! Take your students from the familiar and tasty, the fun, exciting and hands-on, to the intrigue of a London mystery, all introducing the steps of scientific inquiry with this 13 day MiniUnit by DinoDiane.
DinoDiane’s ‘Edventures’ bring fun, interactive excitement to your teaching in this exploration of the Scientific Method MiniUnit. A great addition to your introduction to the Nature of Science and its scientific processes that has students genuinely looking forward to your class every day.
This thirteen-day MiniUnit includes cooperative learning, ‘hands-on discovery’ activities along with detailed, step-by-step lesson plans introducing control, independent, and dependent variables, data record keeping, graphing, the steps of the Scientific Method, along with the writing up and critiquing of a Final Report. Perfect preparation for your school Science Fair and great material for independent Science Centers.
Created by an award-winning Master Science Teacher, recipient of the Silver Apple Award and SRP Teacher of the Year Award, the series offers an investigative approach, so that students can experience and learn scientific principles for themselves. Utilizing critical, creative and reflective thinking skills activities, along with interactive, cooperative learning strategies, students take real ownership for their learning.
Complete with easy-to-follow lesson plans detailing step-by-step procedures for every minute of the period for middle and high school science. Lessons even include ‘teacher talk’, so, you can relax and enjoy connecting with your students in a meaningful and rewarding way. Perfect for homeschoolers too!
Every lesson offers a PowerPoint Presentation for ‘Bell Work’ for the first 5 minutes of class, ‘Vocabulary’ that meets the core standards, ‘Interactive Teacher Mini-lessons’, ‘Student Work Activities’, ‘Closure’ and ‘Reflect Time’ for the last 10 minutes of class. Everything you need to submit to your administrators!
This exciting EdVenture Unit includes:
EdVenture Lesson Plans – 23 pages
PowerPoint Presentation – 33 slides
The Making of a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Activity
Scientific Method Scrambled Activity
Scientific Method Handout
The McDonnell-Douglas Experiment Activity
The Controlled Experiment Activity
Graphing with Control, Independent and Dependent Activity
Writing Up a Final Report
Final Report Critique Activity
Sherlock Holmes Activity
Scientific Method Quick Quiz
This MiniUnit is included in the 4 weeks unit entitled 'Nature of Science EdVenture' along with many more interactive, cooperative learning, 'hands-on' discovery activities exploring the scientific processes.
A great way to start off the year or to interject anytime throughout the year! Also, create for independent Science Centers.
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Disclaimer: All lesson plans and activities have been designed by DinoDiane and receive monetary compensation. Any reference materials including; images, videos and articles are purely used for educational purposes only and have no monetary value.