Ideal for middle school or upper elementary science, doodle notes help provide visual triggers that improve focus, memory and learning. It is amazing how students interact with the content through coloring, writing, drawing and embellishing the main ideas.
EDITABLE Science Bell Ringer prompts for the ENTIRE school year. Save yourself tons of time! This amazing resource will have your middle school or high school science students writing, thinking critically and creatively, producing and analyzing graphs and learning SO much more! Every science teacher should have this!
For many middle school science students, this will be their first year of having science as a stand-alone class. Additionally, many middle schools are comprised of students coming from several different elementary schools. You can use these Back-to-School activities to help students practice the expectations of a science class, plus learn about each other.
Cell Bingo: This is a bingo game that I created for my middle school science students to review key vocabulary from our cell parts unit. Students fill their card with any words from the list and I call out the definition. If they know the definition and have the word on their card, they mark it.
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Teaching Density with FUN Visuals Doodle style notes and supporting experiments help students really understand mass, volume and density. There are proven benefits to this style of note-taking. Designed for middle school science standards, but can be adapted for other levels.