Hands On Physical Science
No-cost, easy-to-use activities teach physical science and develop scientific thinking!
Grades: 1 - 8
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Developing Critical Thinking through Science presents standards-based, hands-on, minds-on activities that help students learn basic physical science principles and the scientific method of investigation.
Each activity is a 10- to 30-minute guided experiment in which students are prompted to verbalize their step-by-step observations, predictions, and conclusions. Reproducible pictures or charts are included when needed, but the focus is inquiry-based, hands-on science.
Preparation time is short, and most materials can be found around the home. Step-by-step procedures, questions, answer guidelines, and clear illustrations are provided. Practical applications at the end of each activity relate science concepts to real-life experiences.
Have Your Students ever completed science experiments yet they were unable to explain
- why the results came out the way they did?
- how science concepts relate to the real world?
After completing Developing Critical Thinking through Science, your students will be able to answer the whys and hows. They will have a terrific time learning real hands-on science, and you'll enjoy it too!