The lab activity requires the use of concave and convex lenses. I use simple small ones that are cheap and easy to buy. In addition, you need to have a small object (penny, pair of dice, etc) and a large object (cabinet, door, tv, etc) for students
This activity is a great way for students to begin practicing how to complete a branching tree diagram. It also asks some questions about the branching tree diagram, how they are used, and what their purpose is. This is a great into activity or
In this introductory activity, students will be using prisms to bend white light in to the colors of a rainbow. They will be asked to draw their 'rainbows' on the paper and answer some comprehension/extension questions. Directions are included on
This worksheet is an excellent way to help students understand how the Earth's tilt and rotation around the sun is what causes the seasons. The worksheet can be student led, but also works wonderfully as an aide to a lesson! It requires students to
Not only will students have fun playing tug-of-war, they will also be mastering the physics behind it!
Students will use tug-of-war to determine the physics behind winning! Students will play tug-of-war and research friction, gravity, forces, and
Students will practice ordering electromagnetic waves by frequency with using a picture of the rainbow. They will place the waves with the lowest frequencies on the outside of the rainbow and waves with the shortest frequencies on the inside. They
This crossword is perfect for students grade 5 through early high school. It introduces the muscular system with vocabulary and concepts such as smooth muscle, contraction, flexor, extensor, endurance, etc.
Students will be challenged, will learn, and will have a blast in this lab that brings evolution to life!
In this design challenge lab, students will use knowledge learned about evolution to build an animal that is best suited to live in a given
This short webquest is a great tool to introduce students to plants and the concepts that will be covered in the plant unit. This webquest is ideal for elementary or middle school students. The websites shown in the webquest have additional tools
This is a crossword to be used with instruction about the skeletal system. This crossword covers tissues found in bones, joints, fractures, ligaments, and more. This is a fun and simple way for students to review or become familiar with basic
In this activity, students will practice finding the frequency of waves (using a jump rope). The carefully worded procedure makes it easy for students to set up and conduct this activity. It is teacher led, so pacing can be quick or slow, depending
This Bingo game covers the main organelles in cells, along with other important terms learned throughout the Cell Unit in 7th grade. Terms include Eukaryotic Cell, Plant Cell, Organism, etc. Game comes with 40 different Bingo template cards, clues
This is a crossword that covers an introduction to the human body and body systems, including types of tissues found in the body. This is great for upper elementary, middle school, and biology students!
This lab will test the short-term memory of students. It shows images, asks students to memorize items on a tray, and gives series' of numbers.
The students will need to use their short-term memory in order to succeed! It also includes additional
Students will practice differentiating between traits and alleles with this worksheet. It consists of 20 items, in which students must label as a trait, allele, or neither. Students can use this as independent practice, or in small groups. An answer
This is a brief activity that lets students practice some of the academic vocabulary associated with learning about the Nervous System. It takes students about 15 minutes to complete and contains an answer key for the teacher.
Teach students the difference between accuracy and reproducibility using an easy worksheet of targets and bulls eyes. This worksheet asks students to state whether the image is showing accuracy, reproducibility, both, or neither. It also includes a
Students will get in a festive mood, while they practice matching DNA bases with each other. This lesson comes with instructions. However, it's easy to use, easy to prep for, and the students enjoy working on it! Students create their own patterns
This activity is a great way to introduce or reinforce genes and alleles. It helps students better understand what genes and alleles are and how they are different and similar. Students will be given cards that they must match up with other gene and
This is an interactive 3-week lab that involves graphing, charting, making observations, making predictions, and inferring information. It involves two separate pumpkins to measure, observe, and discuss. This packet includes all student hand-outs