What our Science Experiments lesson plan includes
Lesson Objectives and Overview: Science Experiments explores the step-by-step process that scientists use as they conduct experiments. Students will be able to identify and explain the steps of the scientific method. They will also follow the steps as they conduct their own simple experiment. This lesson is for students in 5th grade and 6th grade.
Every lesson plan provides you with a classroom procedure page that outlines a step-by-step guide to follow. You do not have to follow the guide exactly. The guide helps you organize the lesson and details when to hand out worksheets. It also lists information in the yellow box that you might find useful. You will find the lesson objectives, state standards, and number of class sessions the lesson should take to complete in this area. In addition, it describes the supplies you will need as well as what and how you need to prepare beforehand. The nature of the activity requires you to decide what experiment you want your students to do. Gather the necessary materials you need based on what you decide.
Options for Lesson
In the “Options for Lesson” section, you will find quite a few ideas or suggestion of things to add to the lesson. One idea is to have students work alone or in groups for the activity rather than in pairs. Plan a “Science Experiment Day” at the school, and have your students conduct experiments for the visitors. Another option is to show videos of experiments and have the students identify and match the scientific method steps they observe. One more idea is to invite a scientist to class to speak with students about experiments and the scientific method.
The paragraph on this page provides a little more information or guidance on what to expect from the lesson. It explains the importance of helping students understand the concepts behind experiments. You can use the blank lines to record any thoughts or ideas you have as you prepare.
SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS LESSON PLAN WORKSHEETS
The Science Experiments lesson plan includes three worksheets: an activity worksheet, a practice worksheet, and a homework assignment. Each one will help students solidify their grasp of the material they learned throughout the lesson. You can refer to the classroom procedure guidelines to know when to hand out each worksheet.
Worksheet Answer Keys
If you choose to administer the lesson pages to your students via PDF, you will need to save a new file that omits these pages. Otherwise, you can simply print out the applicable pages and keep these as reference for yourself when grading assignments.