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

## Scientific Notation Foldable

I created this scientific notation foldable for my physical science students to glue in their interactive notebooks. The focus of this foldable is on converting to and from scientific notation. Here’s what the inside looks like: Ignore the shiny tape.  I got a bit excited and accidentally ripped my foldable! I really tried to set …

## Scientific Notation Graphic Organizer

I created this scientific notation graphic organizer for my physical science students to glue in their interactive notebooks. I wanted to start class with a discussion of why scientific notation is useful and what it looks like. Free Download of Scientific Notation Graphic Organizer

## Accuracy vs Precision Graphic Organizer

I created this accuracy vs precision graphic organizer for my physical science students to glue in their interactive notebooks. This is part of our first unit of the year – the mathematics of science. First, we wrote definitions for accuracy and precision.  I could tell that my students were writing these definitions down without really …

One of the final tasks my physical science students did over scientific notation was this Giantburgers task from MARS. My physical science students found this task to be tricky because they really struggled to wrap their mind around what percent means.  I guess it’s a good thing their teacher has a math degree! Free Download …

## Error and Percent Error Foldable

After discussing accuracy vs precision in physical science, we moved into a discussion of error and percent error.  Here’s a booklet error and percent error foldable I created for us to glue in our interactive notebooks.  We had a great discussion about how mis-measuring someone’s height by a foot and mis-measuring the height of a …

## Converting Units Foldable

This year, I decided to make converting units into a review skill in Algebra 1.  I’m not sure if I’ll do this again.  My main goal was to get students thinking about units.  But, I feel like this lesson may have just added to the confusion of my students. Here’s the notes we did on …

## Mole Day Decorations and Ideas

Any chemistry teacher will tell you that Mole Day is a big deal. Here are some Mole Day decorations and ideas that caught my attention while attending EdCamp Tulsa. I’ve already shared photos of an interesting looking Periodic Table of the Elements Project. When I took chemistry in high school, the most important day of …

## Periodic Table of the Elements Project

I was really inspired by this Periodic Table of the Elements Project I saw in a classroom while attending Ed Camp Tulsa. Periodic Table of the Elements Project Each student was assigned a different element to research.  Their research was summarized on a small rectangle of paper, and the pieces of paper were joined to …