Using the Scientific Method

Problem: What causes the dinosaur eggs in your oatmeal to hatch? Hypothesis: (What do you think?) Materials: 2- 50 mL beakers                                                                                     10 mL graduated cylinder at least 3 dinosaur eggs from “Dinosaur Eggs” oatmeal                               eye dropper hot plate                                                                                                   pan water                                                                                                        hot pad stirring rod                                                                                                test tube holder test tube                                                                                                   Procedure: 1.   Observe the dinosaur eggs and record their characteristics in the Data Table. … Read more

Science Taboo

Objectives: This activity can be used to facilitate a student’s review of Science vocabulary words as well as to reinforce their memory of each Science SOL concept. (Approximate playing time 20 minutes) Materials: 1)      3.0 X 5.0 index cards 2)      Colorful markers, crayons and/or colored pencils 3)      A sand timer or a stop watch 4)      A list of vocabulary … Read more

Science Jeopardy

Objectives: this activity can be used as a beneficial tool to reinforce as well as to assess for knowledge of the Science SOL concepts. (Approximately 60 min) Materials: 1)      A large poster board 2)      25 letter envelopes 3)      3.0 X 5.0 index cards 4)      Markers, colored pencils, and/or crayons 5)      Old Science Magazines 6)      Tape or glue Methods: 1)      Divide students into … Read more

National Standards

Life Science Multicellular animals have nervous systems that generate behavior. Nervous systems are formed from specialized cells that conduct signals rapidly through the long cell extensions that make up nerves. The nerve cells communicate with each other by secreting specific excitatory and inhibitory molecules. In sense organs, specialized cells detect light, sound, and specific chemicals … Read more

Week of App Bio/Chem I (Periods)

Week of April 12                                                                                       Chemistry (Blocks A, B, and C) Begin class with 10 minutes of silent reading.  Students will write summaries of their readings in their Reading Journal.  Have students begin Lab 21-2: How Does Microwave Radiation Affect Seeds?  Discuss the types of radioactivity on pages 744-760.  Use Basic Concept Transparency 58: Types of Radioactivity to help illustrate the concept and have students … Read more

Web Example

Ms Clark’s ScienceClass Page This web page is designed to keep students and parents abreast of the assignments and activities in my science classes. The links at the bottom of this page are for those who would like to go further. The challenge questions are worth 5 points extra credit on student’s homework grades for the week. To … Read more

Lesson Plan Template

Week of Date Subject (Blocks or Periods) Learning Standard: Benchmark: Assignment: Learning Standard: Benchmark: Assignment: Learning Standard: Benchmark: Assignment: Learning Standard: Benchmark: Assignment: Learning Standard: Benchmark: Assignment:

Lesson Plan Example

Week of Jan. 10 Biology (Blocks A, B, and D) Begin class with 10 minutes of silent reading. Students will write summaries of their readings in their Reading Journal. Discuss Mendelian inheritance of human traits on pages 315-320. Use the overhead transparency of Pedigree I and Pedigree II to show how Albinism can be inherited in a family. Have students … Read more