Science first day

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  1. Henrys212

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    Any ideas for a lesson plan on the first day. I teach science the first period which is a 45 minute session.

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    OObleck. :woot:
     
  4. glen

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    I'm going to go over scientific method/writing lab reports making oobleck
     
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    Science is not my strong point, but how about a science game teaching scientific method? Or do some simple experiment? I would begin the year with some kind of fun activity.
     
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    Have you checked out Steve Spangler science website?
     
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    The first day I do a scavenger hunt with the book so that they can see all the things they are going to learn. That usually takes the whole class period and then then next day we go over that and the rules. Then, I spend about a week doing scientific method with them.
     
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    Ditto Sue35
     
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    I like that idea! Thanks for sharing!:up:
     
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    I just took a science and math class and one of the activities was making your own bubbles out of water, liquid dish soap, and glycerine. They make the mixture (talk about mixtures) and then soap down their desks, dip the end of a straw in the soap mixture, and blow against the desk. You can incorporate math into the activity by measuring the largest bubbles, making graphs of the bubbles, etc. You can also do experiments to see which type of soap makes the biggest bubbles between different store brands of liquid soap and premade bubble mix. It looked like a hit. We did it and it was fun for us adults!
     

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