Ch 1: Science Basics Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Science Basics chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the fundamentals of studying science in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Science Basics chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Science vocabulary and concepts Important words, ideas and tips for studying and learning them
Tuesday The scientific methodOverview of how scientists work in the lab and the field, with a list of useful vocabulary and examples
Wednesday Experimental designMethods used by scientists to create useful experiments
Thursday The metric system
Unit conversion and dimensional analysis
Units of measurement in the metric system and ways of converting between them
How to solve chemistry problems through dimensional analysis and the factor-label method
Friday Reading scientific charts and graphsUnderstanding visual representations of scientific findings, including graphs, charts, pie charts and bar graphs

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Science Basics Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts

1. Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts

Learning science presents a unique set of challenges for students. In this lesson, learn the tricks of the trade as we discuss scientific vocabulary and other science study skills.

The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

2. The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

The scientific method is more than just hypotheses and experiments. In this lesson, we'll explore the themes and variations that make up the world of science.

Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

3. Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

What are the requirements of a scientific experiment? How do scientists turn hypotheses into theories and laws? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this lesson on the design of scientific experiments.

The Metric System: Units and Conversion

4. The Metric System: Units and Conversion

Just like you and your friend communicate using the same language, scientists all over the world need to use the same language when reporting the measurements they make. This language is called the metric system. In this lesson we will cover the metric units for length, mass, volume, density and temperature, and also discuss how to convert among them.

Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

5. Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

How is solving a chemistry problem like playing dominoes? Watch this lesson to find out how you can use your domino skills to solve almost any chemistry problem.

How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

6. How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

How do scientists summarize their findings with visual aids? In this lesson, explore the different types of tables, charts and graphs that scientists use. Learn to read these effectively as a preview to your science studies.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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