Topics

Labs 
All Labs are Recorded in Lab
Notebook

Odds and Ends


Famous Scientists/ Scientific Method


The Metric System


Class Notes:
Metric System
(PDF)

Smile Metric Style : Measure
your Lab Partner's Smile in cm  Who has the largest smile? Smallest
smile?( Modified from the
original source)

Let's Grow Metric:
Students will take metric measurements of themselves in Sept and again in
June.

Metric
Estimation Game:
Played like the Price is Right, great for the kids to practice the metric
system, makes it more concrete.

Metric Mania  Lessons and
Links at
Sciencesopt.net

Statistics
: n, sum, avg, max, min & range.
Interactive:

Measure it! Interactive game from FunBrain.com Easy, Medium, and Hard
difficulty levels.

Bar Graphs & Line Graphs


Mass & Matter


How to use a Triple Beam Balance Lab:
Students will learn the correct way to
use a triple beam balance. Students will learn how to find the
mass of known and unknown masses.

Making Cents Lab:
What is a penny made of? How much does it weigh? Are there any
differences?

Potato Chip Challenge:
Students will design a package to mail one Pringles Potato
Chip through the postal system. Chip must arrive in ONE piece! This activity
reinforces mass and volume when designing a package and incorporates
problem solving skills. Challenge
Pictures 2002: NJ and Texas
Interactive:

Volume 

Volume Lab
of Regular and Irregular Objects: Station Lab.

Regular Objects: Place blocks of different
sizes around room. Groups will rotate and measure in cm or mm sides of
blocks then calculate
the volume in cm3 or mm3.

Irregular Object
Lab
:
Set up paper clips,
rubber stoppers, marbles, etc. End mL  Start mL = mL or cm3.

Density

Interactive:

Speed &
Acceleration

 Take a Walk!
Lab: Students
will calculate and graph their walking speed.
 Balloon Racers
 Students will design a balloon powered race car. Great activity
for calculating speed and incorporating Newton's Laws.

Motion ,
Momentum, &
Projectile
Motion
Force,
Friction


Forces in Fluids

Interactive:

Work,
Power, & Simple Machines


Electricity &
Magnetism








