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Science - General Lessons

Bubble Gum Lab - There are three different labs.  Students run through the scientific process to explore characteristics of bubble gum.  You will need three different types of gum per student to complete this lab.  The different modifications allow you to use this for grades 2-8.  This lab take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.

Bubble Gum Lab2 - There are three different labs.  Students run through the scientific process to explore characteristics of bubble gum.  You will need three different types of gum per student to complete this lab.  The different modifications allow you to use this for grades 2-8.  This lab take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.

Bubble Gum Lab3 - There are three different labs.  Students run through the scientific process to explore characteristics of bubble gum.  You will need three different types of gum per student to complete this lab.  The different modifications allow you to use this for grades 2-8.  This lab take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.

Card Stackers Lab - This lab teaches the scientific process.  Place students into groups of 2-4.  Give each group 25 index cards.  The problem of the lab is to answer:  How tall can you build a tower using only 25 index cards?

Mr. Peanut Lab - WARNING:  Don't use if you are a nut free school!  This lab is to help teach the scientific process.  Handout a shelled peanut to each student.  Students will explore the characteristics that make their peanut unique.  Students will work through the lab.  Prior to the conclusion, have all students place their peanuts back on the table.  Mix them up.  Then see if they are able to retrieve their peanut back again.

You Rock Lab - This lab is to help teach the scientific process.  You will need to collect or purchase rocks for the class that look similar.  I usually walk by a lake and collect small, round, purple rocks.  Handout a rock to each student.  Students will explore the characteristics that make their rock unique.  Students will work through the lab.  Prior to the conclusion, have all students place their rocks back on the table.  Mix them up.  Then see if they are able to retrieve their rock back again.

Penny Boat Lab - This lab teaches the scientific process.  Place students into groups of 2-4.  Give each group a small piece of tin foil.  Student will create a tin foil boat.  The goal is to build a boat that will support the most pennies possible.  You will need:  tin foil, pennies (about 100 to test), a tub of water.


Grade 6 Science Units - These are ALL my lesson plans, worksheets, reviews, unit exams and smartboard presentations.  Please use and pass onto others!

Grade 7 Heat and Temperature Links - I researched links for my grade 7 team as part of their assessment project.  This document has a variety of links for the Heat and Temperature Unit.  Please use and pass onto others.


Smart Board Links

http://www.seed.slb.com/flash/science/lab/liquids/visco_exp/en/viscosity.htm?width=620&height=500&popup=true For exploring viscosity.  You can choose the type of liquid and apply heat to each liquid.  This is a virtual lab.

http://www.edheads.org/ - mostly science grade 5 and up.  This has a crash scene and students need to gather evidence to figure out how the crash occurred.

http://www.gunn.co.nz/astrotour/?data=tours/retrograde.xml - sky science, shows the orbit of each planet

http://www.cyberscience3d.com/online/demo.html - can download a species and dissect.  Takes about 10 minutes to download.


 
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