At the end of this comprehensive ecological succession lesson plan, students will be able to observe, record, and describe the role of ecological succession in a habitat. Each lesson is designed using the 5E method of instruction to ensure maximum comprehension by the students. The following post will walk you through each of the steps and activities from the succession lesson plan. … Read More

## Differentiated Inquiry Labs for Middle School Science Teachers

Last week, I shared an article with you about five myths that prevent science teachers from doing more labs in the classroom. This week, I’m going to share with you the myth-busting (<– see what I did there?) solutions which will increase the number of labs a science teacher can do. When I left the classroom, the number one problem … Read More

## NITROGEN CYCLE LESSON PLAN – A COMPLETE SCIENCE LESSON USING THE 5E METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

At the end of this nitrogen cycle lesson plan, students will be able to diagram the nitrogen cycle, including all the processes involved in changing N2 into usable nitrogen. Also, they will be able to explain how humans alter/impact the nitrogen cycle. Each lesson is designed using the 5E method of instruction to ensure maximum comprehension by the students. The … Read More

## FOOD WEBS LESSON PLAN – A COMPLETE SCIENCE LESSON USING THE 5E METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

At the end of this comprehensive food webs lesson plan, students will be able to diagram the flow of energy through living systems, including food chains and food webs. Students will also be able to describe food webs within marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. Each lesson is designed using the 5E method of instruction to ensure maximum comprehension by the students. … Read More

## NATURAL SELECTION LESSON PLAN – A COMPLETE SCIENCE LESSON USING THE 5E METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

At the end of this comprehensive natural selection lesson plan, students will be able to identify changes in genetic traits that have occurred over several generations through natural selection and selective breeding, such as the Galapagos Medium Ground Finch or domestic animals. Each lesson is designed using the 5E method of instruction to ensure maximum comprehension by the students. The following … Read More

## CARBON CYCLE LESSON PLAN – A COMPLETE SCIENCE LESSON USING THE 5E METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

At the end of this carbon cycle lesson plan, students will be able to define and diagram the biological and geological carbon cycle. Also, they will be able to interpret how carbon flows through the geological and biological carbon cycles. Each lesson is designed using the 5E method of instruction to ensure maximum comprehension by the students. The following post … Read More

## BIOMES LESSON PLAN – A COMPLETE SCIENCE LESSON USING THE 5E METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

At the end of this comprehensive biomes lesson plan, students will be able to observe and describe how different environments, including microhabitats in schoolyards and biomes, support different varieties of organisms. Each lesson is designed using the 5E method of instruction to ensure maximum comprehension by the students. The following post will walk you through each of the steps and … Read More

## ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM LESSON PLAN – A COMPLETE SCIENCE LESSON USING THE 5E METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

At the end of this comprehensive electromagnetic spectrum lesson plan, students will be able to explore how different wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum are used to gain information about distance and properties of objects in the universe. Students will also be able to interpret the electromagnetic spectrum. Each lesson is designed using the 5E method of instruction to ensure maximum comprehension … Read More

## LIFE CYCLE OF A STAR LESSON PLAN – A COMPLETE SCIENCE LESSON USING THE 5E METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

At the end of this comprehensive life cycle of a star lesson plan, students will be able to demonstrate and predict the sequence of events in the life cycle of a star. They will also be able to demonstrate the life cycle of a star based on the size of a given star and predict the phases of a star’s life … Read More

## H-R DIAGRAM LESSON PLAN – A COMPLETE SCIENCE LESSON USING THE 5E METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

At the end of this comprehensive H-R diagram lesson plan, students will be able to describe how the H-R diagram classifies stars. They will also be able to interpret the H-R diagram. Each lesson is designed using the 5E method of instruction to ensure maximum comprehension by the students. The following post will walk you through each of the steps and … Read More