Science Practices


  • Science Practices Worksheet
    Scientific Method Worksheet - with SpongeBob
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    Worksheet
    Students analyze experiments to determine if they were done correctly and/or if the results are reliable. They are also challenged to write their own experiments using their knowledge of the scientific method. An answer key has been provided. SpongeBob SquarePants and all related characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
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    Published by Tracy Trimpe
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    Metric System Worksheet - Length Conversions
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    This metric system worksheet has students converting common SI prefixes for length. Great for beginners to learn the metric system. The use of arrows helps visual learners understand the orders of magnitude.
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    Published by NGSS Life Science
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    Data Analysis Worksheet - with SpongeBob
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    This SpongeBob worksheet lets students explore data analysis using the Olympics. SpongeBob SquarePants and all related characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
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    Published by Faith Cohen
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    Experimental Variables Worksheet
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    Worksheet
    In this experimental variables worksheet, students identify the independent variable, dependent variable, controls, and control group from several sample science experiments. This variables worksheet helps students build a great foundation before they design their own experiments based on the variables.
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    Published by NGSS Life Science
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    Daily Warm-Up: Combining Learning Objective vs. Agenda
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    Students will fill in the Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the day’s agenda with the learning objective. Students are given the daily agenda and learning objectives. The goal is for students to synthesize what they are learning with what they are doing into a single statement, to make their learning meaningful.

    Pedagogy: When parents ask their kids what they learned today at school, they usually answer “nothing”. Then the kid answers, we learned about “grizzly bears, or read the Great Gatsby, or we did worksheets”. Students almost always answer the context of what they are doing and not the concept behind it. Many school administrators ask for teachers to display their learning objects (also called many other things) so students can see them. The thought behind this is so students know what they are learning about. The problem is the learning objective is not meaningful for the students, so it just becomes an extra thing teachers must do that doesn’t make a difference. The goal of this Venn Diagram is for students to make the learning objective meaningful to their learning.
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    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Science Practices Lab Experiment
    Design a Homeostasis Lab
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    This is an introductory lesson into how to design an experiment. Students will practice writing a hypothesis. Students will create procedures to conduct their own experiment. Students will create a data table for their experimental data. Students will write a conclusion that has them focus on evidence from their experiment.
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    HS-LS1-3
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Science Practices Test / Quiz
    Microscope & Magnification Quiz
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    Students are quizzed on the parts of the microscope and calculating magnification power.
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    Published by Tracy Trimpe
  • Science Practices Lecture
    Introduction to Microscope Lecture
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    Lecture
    This PowerPoint lecture can be used to introduce the parts of the microscope, magnification power, and how to make a wet-mount slide.
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    Published by Tracy Trimpe
  • Science Practices Lab Experiment
    Characteristics of Life Lab
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    Students will learn use their observation skills to determine if an object is living, dead, dormant, a product of a living thing, or never alive using the main characteristics of life.
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    HS-LS1-3
    HS-LS4-2
    MS-LS1-1 (Cell Types)
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Science Practices Lecture
    Metric System Lecture - Converting Metric and English Systems
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    Lecture
    Students are introduced how how to relate the English system of measurement (feet, pounds, and gallons) to the metric units (meter, kilograms, and liters).
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    Published by Tracy Trimpe
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    Metric System Lecture - Converting Units
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    Lecture
    Students are introduced to using a "metric ladder" to calculate conversions within the metric system.
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    Published by Tracy Trimpe
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    Metric System Lecture - Length
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    Lecture
    Students are introduced to the basic units of length and how to measure distances.
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    Published by Tracy Trimpe
  • Science Practices Worksheet
    Scientific Variables Worksheet - Practice #2
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    This SpongeBob worksheet cover control groups, independent variables, dependent variables, and data analysis. Answer keys have been provided. SpongeBob SquarePants and all related characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
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    Published by Tracy Trimpe
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    Scientific Variables Worksheet - Practice #1
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    This SpongeBob worksheet cover control groups, independent variables, dependent variables, and data analysis. Answer keys have been provided. SpongeBob SquarePants and all related characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
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    Published by Tracy Trimpe
  • Science Practices Test / Quiz
    Parts of the Microscope Quiz
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    Test
    Students are to label a diagram of the microscope using 12 keywords.
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    Published by Tracy Trimpe
  • Science Practices Lab Experiment
    Designing a Scientific Model Lab
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    Lab
    The goal of this scientific modeling lab is to have students make predictions based on data without ever finding out if their prediction is actually correct. Concepts like iteration, using data from experiments, and prediction make up the core of the lesson.
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    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Science Practices Test / Quiz
    Latin Prefixes and Suffixes Test Question Bank
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    Latin Prefixes and Suffixes question bank to help you build assessments. This is great for introducing students to biology. An active membership is required to view questions.
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    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Science Practices Lecture
    Metric System Lecture - Volume
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    Lecture
    Students are introduced to the basic units of volume and how to measure volume of regular and irregular objects.
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    Published by Tracy Trimpe
  • Science Practices Lab Experiment
    Properties of Water Lab
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    Lab
    In this chemistry lab, students examine the properties of water by dropping water onto a penny. Students will be able to visually see how hydrogen bonding causes the cohesion of water by the formation of a water bubble on top of the penny. At the end of the lab, students will graph their results.
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    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Science Practices Lab Experiment
    Intro to Microscopes Lab
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    This accessible microscope lab introduces how to focus the microscope. Topics in this microscope lab include objectives, the field of view, resolution, making a wet-mount slide, and measuring with a ruler.
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    MS-LS1-1 (Cell Types)
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Science Practices Lab Experiment
    Tree Octopus
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    Lab
    A website that tries to convince people that there are tree octopi. A great website to teach a lesson on how to evaluate what students read, research multiple sources when gathering data, and that when an observation does not agree with an accepted scientific theory, the observation is sometimes fraudulent. Use of the computer lab or classroom computers with Internet access is needed for students to read all about the tree octopus.
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    Published by Wild Haggis Conservation Society
  • Science Practices Lab Experiment
    Fungi Lab - Moldy Jell-O
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    Lab
    In this fungi lab, students learn to design an experiment by creating an independent variable and using mold growth as the dependent variable.
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    MS-LS2-1 (Resource Availability)
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • Science Practices Lab Experiment
    Mitosis Microscope Lab
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    In this mitosis lab, students will observe plant cells in the different phases of the cell cycle, including interphase, mitosis, and cytokinesis. This mitosis microscope lab is a great lab to help students practice their microscope skills, including focusing and the field of view.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-4
    MS-LS3-2 (Types of Reproduction)
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science

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