Next Generation Science Standards require that students look at different phenomena while working toward mastering the standards.
Students really enjoy this activity.
Ideas for use:
Beginning of unit- works with 5e model
Show the power point (also available) while timing how long they have to write their observations, inferences, and predictions for each of the eight pictures.
Pictures could be used as a station or science center.
Use as review at end of unit.
Can be used both at the beginning and end of unit. Brings topic and studies full circle.