Topics

Labs 
All Labs are Recorded in Notebook

Odds and Ends


Famous Scientists/ Scientific Method


The Metric System, Measuring & Math Skills


Metric Pyramid (pdf)
cut out and use as ref.

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:

Bar Graphs & Line Graphs

Interactive:

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.

New!
Triple Beam Balance Lab 
pdf

New!
Triple Beam Balance Water Lab 
pdf

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 

Practice Reading Volume in a Graduated Cylinder pdf

Rainbow
Lab
 Volume

Practice
Calculating Volume LxWxH pdf

Practice Calculating
Volume by Displacement pdf

Volume Stations Lab  regular and irregular objects:
PDF

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.
Interactive:

Density

Interactive:

Density: arrange from least to most dense

Internet
Lab:
Float or Sink  find the volume and mass of different objects, see if they
will float or sink, then calculate the density.
Activity Page (pdf)

Buoyancy

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

Interactive:

Forces in Fluids

Interactive:

Work,
Power, & Simple Machines


Electricity &
Magnetism

Interactive:

Circuits: Can you make the light bulb light up?

Ohms Law: What happens when you change the voltage and
resistance in a circuit?

Electromagnets: how much can you lift?

Static Charge: explore static charge and what makes a spark

Kinetic and Potential Energy 
Interactive:

Waves

Interactive:

Wave Graphing: Change the amplitude and frequency to see what happens to
the boat.


