Reflection: Organizational Systems Mystery Powders Day 1 - Section 1: Preparation to Work & Capturing Curiosity


One strategy for a safe year in the lab for me is to set them up with expectations right away. I want my students to understand the value of team work and the demands that are essential to its success. That's why I developed a SB file to present prior to the lab lesson. I knew they were excited, but I also knew it was essential for me to get lab protocol established right away. It is my hope that as the year progresses, the team work will really be what makes the experience of science be everything it should be for them.

  Setting Them Up For What's Expected
  Organizational Systems: Setting Them Up For What's Expected
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Mystery Powders Day 1

Unit 1: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
Lesson 5 of 10

Objective: SWBAT learn to use clear and concise language while observing and recording evidence.

Big Idea: Using common white powders, observation, recording and deduction skills are practiced in this entry level experiment. Students practice teamwork skills and develop lab rapport.

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Science, expectations, Lab protocol, Cool experiments!, chemical reaction
  70 minutes
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