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8th Grade Introductory Activities

Enduring Understanding: Students will begin their classes with fun and educational activities. Skill building, scientific methods, and safety may be addressed separately from other core instructional activities. Students understand the nature of what scientists do and how they do it.

Essential Questions

  1. What is science? What do scientists do?
  2. What are tools of science? How do they work?
  3. How are scientific methods used to solve problems?
  4. What are limitations of scientific investigation?

Learning Plan

Learning Activity Technology Application Lab Inquiry Lab Discussion
Audio-Visual
Reading/ Writing
Students Teach
Demonstration
Intro to Core
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Blowing Bubbles
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Marble Ramp
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Putting It Together
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Slow It Down
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Straw Tower Building
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Paper Clips 2 X
Paper Clips
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Design a Column
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Facts vs. Inference
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