Before taking our quiz in physical science over error and percent error, I wanted to give my students a last chance to get some practice and ask questions. I decided the best way to use our time was to do two mini labs. I have to get creative with my labs for this class because …

# Science

I ran across this scientific notation dominoes activity while planning my scientific notation unit, but I didn’t end up using it. I am still including it here because I think it is a great activity! Link to Download Scientific Notation Dominoes Scientific Notation Dominoes

Scientifico was probably my favorite activity we did for practicing scientific notation. I found it online here. To play this game, you’ll need game boards for each pair of students, three dice for each pair of students, and a recording sheet for each student. I recommend laminating these game boards for durability. Of course, I …

I found a scientific notation square puzzle activity (also known as a tarsia puzzle) online. I printed these out on different colors of paper and laminated them. The different colors of paper strategy is a trick I learned this summer at the OCTM conference. One of the speakers said that she prints activities …

Here are 8 of my favorite scientific notation activities. These activities give students lots of practice with scientific notation in a fun and engaging way. Scientific Notation Ordering Cards Activity I want to share a set of scientific notation ordering cards I created to use as a sort of formative assessment to see what previous …

Today I’m sharing a significant figures speed dating activity I created to give my students practice recognizing how many significant figures there are in a number. I made this activity for my physical science students. You might know this activity by the name “Quiz Quiz Trade.” I also made significant figures posters to hang up …

After making significant figure posters for my classroom, my mind started wandering to other topics that could also become posters. Last week, we discussed the difference between accuracy and precision. We took notes and classified targets according to their accuracy and precision. I decided to take the target idea and make it into a set …

Today I’m sharing some significant figures posters I created. Since I’m teaching physical science this year for the first time, I’m having to review a lot of stuff I haven’t thought about since I was in high school. One of those things is significant figures. As I’ve been reviewing the rules in preparation to teach …

Today, I want to share a set of scientific notation ordering cards I created to use as a sort of formative assessment to see what previous knowledge my students had about scientific notation and how they were progressing as we moved through our different notes and activities. I did not come up with the numbers …

To practice our scientific notation skills, we completed this scientific notation ranking task in our interactive notebooks. This problem is from the MARS Size It Up lesson. (I didn’t use the lesson – just the chart from page 13). Free Download