If any of you have ever read anything I wrote, then you will not be surprised to hear me talking about the important of the science skills. I firmly believe that we must provide our science students a firm foundation in the skills of science. This includes the metric system, the scientific method, scientific notation, graphing, problem solving, critical thinking, etc. When these skills are in place, the teaching of science becomes fun, exciting and much easier for all involved in the process.
Here is a free science lab for you:
It teaches the proper use of basic pieces of equipment used in middle and high school science labs: the graduated cylinder, the meter stick, the Celsius thermometer and the triple (or quadruple) beam balance.
Also included is basic data analysis skills. Students will construct a data table, a line graph, a bar graph, and a circle graph.
Your download will consist of 17 pages: a 7 page lab handout, a 4 page student worksheet, a 5 page answer key, and a 1 page teacher preparation sheet. The lab handouts include: Title, Introduction, Purpose, Materials, Procedure, Questions.
Enjoy and Happy Teaching!
PS – You can read my complete article on this topic at my blog. It is called “Science Stuff”. Hope to see you there!