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Science Activities


  • Two Science Activities That Can Be Used to Reinforce Classroom Concepts


    Developed by Mike Campbell of Parkside High School (Salisbury, Maryland) in collaboration with The University of Maryland Eastern Shore with funding provided by the United States Department of Agriculture through an 1890 Capacity Building Project


    Scientific Method Investigation

    Overview: This activity is designed to review the scientific method in a multi-step investigation starting with identifying the parts of the scientific method and moving to design an experiment with the scientific method.  This is designed for middle/high school science students.

    This investigation takes water as the conceptual approach and utilizes the Theory of Multiple Intelligence in hopes of reaching as many students as possible in their learning styles. The activities require students to take active roles in the learning process by incorporating a multimedia analysis of the scientific method, discussion and student designed and tested experiment. It can very easily be modified for a more rigorous lesson or to focus on the properties of water.

    Click the links below to access the files:
    Lesson Overview
    Instructional Presentation (PowerPoint file)
    Activity Handout (Word file)
    Sample (Word file)


    Experimental Design

    Overview: This activity is designed to introduce the components of an experiment using a combination of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning.  This is designed for middle/high school science students. Vocabulary is introduced and discussed as a class and then applied through a simple investigation using an observation mini-lab on soap bubbles and factors that influence their size.

    Click the links below to access the files:
    Lesson Overview 
    Instructional Presentation (PowerPoint file) 
    Bubbles Lab handout (Word file)