Taking the whole class for a lesson on star gazing? It’s always difficult to point out a particular star when you have a lot of students to handle. Here is something that will help you in that task. The clock system and angle estimation using your hands can be really handy on astronomy field trips.
Lesson Plans for High School Science
High school science lesson plans, suitable for ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade, as well as advanced placement grade 8, covering a number of subjects studied in core curricula such as biology, earth science, chemistry and physics. All are written and edited by experienced teachers and professionals within the scientific fields.
One of the most exciting visual lab projects in high school science labs is observing the color of metals using the “Flame Test.” Looking at color absorption in Chemistry is an important concept in identifying unknown substances. Metals in mixtures and substances have signature fingerprint colors.
Chemistry teachers can use an online fireworks video from TeacherTube to capture student interest while you teach electron configuration. A video question and answer sheet are provided in this article.
At a certain age, what is old becomes new again. Students in the 9th grade will be excited to watch a program from their childhood, and teachers will be thrilled with the learning that accompanies it. Show the Magic School Bus Plays Ball as part of your study of motion and forces.
“What’s Wrong with Methamphetamines?” is a video distributed by Discovery Education. Designed for high school students, this video proposes to educate them on the dangers of using the drug. The 24-minute video has nine segments.
This article contains questions and answers for the Video, “A is For Atom,” found on YouTube. Put forth by GE in the early 1950’s, it contains a little propaganda and a bunch of science. It is an excellent teaching tool for anyone teaching a unit in nuclear chemistry.
This simple yet informative activity will show your students how atomic mass is calculated. Only requiring a few minutes of prep and minimal supplies, it will pay you back tenfold with the understanding it generates for this difficult concept.
Help the topic of Sig Digs come to life with an easy, stimulating activity. Get students out of their seats and let them put the concepts you just taught into action. There is an activity that you can do with your students to familiarize them with the use of significant digits in the laboratory.
In many of my high school biology classes, we will raise our own frogs from tadpoles to adults! Not only is this a hands-on learning experience for the kids, frogs are cute and fun too. Learn how to care for your own classroom frogs.
Chemistry teachers have a responsibility to keep their students safe in lab. To avoid injury (and potential lawsuits) get all your students on board with basic safety precautions. These tips should help!