Use technology to create learning experiences that build critical thinking skills and produce artifacts to demonstrate mastery!
In this lesson, students will learn about the scientific method so they can:
- begin to talk like a chemist!
- understand the purpose for and differences between each step.
- practice observing, testing, analyzing, and communicating for future in-class work.
Both you and your students will know they are successful when they can:
- define terms on the Word Wall.
- make thorough observations, develop a likely hypothesis, and suggest ways to test the hypothesis.
- graph real experimental data.
- communicate results using RACE.
All of the lessons and resources sold in this store include the following components:
- a PreQuiz or "Before Class Activity" to activate and assess prior knowledge.
- a "Word Wall" which showcases vocabulary that is central to the lesson content.
- analytical reading or writing components to promote scientific literacy.
- an independent or small group activity which allows (1) students to create artifacts as evidence of their learning and (2) teachers to review main ideas with the whole group.
- detailed answer keys for the outlined activities.
- formative assessment of mastery.
The lesson is built for independent student use. With the link to this interactive web form, students are able to download their electronic work and save it to a folder on their computer or print it to compile hard copy evidence of their investigations. It includes elements which activate prior knowledge, guide students through inquiry-based independent or small group activities and assess mastery.
There are a variety of uses for this web form!
It offers incredible flexibility with regard to delivery of the lesson:
- use the web forms as the foundation for an interactive science notebook.
- use the entire web form on a day during which a substitute leads class.
- use part of the web form as an introduction to the lesson.
- assign part or all of the web form as homework.
Perhaps the greatest value in this web form is the portion devoted to student observation and data collection during the interactive class activity.
A coordinating PowerPoint for classroom delivery and interactive whiteboard use is also available:
Also, a teacher link to modify and distribute this Student Guide is also available: