What do scientists do, and how do they work? This engaging activity using chant, or rap, provides students with an overview of the eight essential Science Practices specified by the Next Generation Science Standards.
What is a Scientific model? Why do scientists use models? Students engage in a guided exploration that helps them to understand that models are sophisticated tools that advance scientific understanding.
Group brainstorming for ideas is productive in getting many ideas shared, but can be a set back if the group cannot decide on one idea. Students become members of Continental Congress to help them decide on a course of action for the colonists.
What are the parts of a controlled experiment? A funny book of failed experiments, a monster in charge of the laboratory over spring break, and a guidebook from Plaid Pete, help students to figure out the parts and have some fun along the way.
Leadership skills are something that we all can develop if we work hard and never give up on our goals. We will evaluate both a painting and a text to determine why George Washington was chosen to lead our country.