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5 Free “Do Now” Activities for Your Next Science Class

 

By The Science World Editors

Grades: 6–10

Source: Science World

Kick off your next science lesson with these “Do Now” activities from SCIENCE WORLD magazine:

They're sure to get your students’  attention as soon as they enter the classroom! Each activity uses a mysterious photo to launch a scientific investigation into real-world phenomena.

You’ll find them in every single issue of Science World, the current science resource for grades 6–10. ( You can check out a free issue here.) 

Here’s how to get the most out of these materials in your next class:

Display the Image

Just project or display the image in front of the class. With pictures like the one below, your students are sure to take notice right away.

Explain the Phenomena

Ask your students to explain the phenomena in the photo. We provide four simple steps to aid in their critical thinking.

1.     Observe — What do your observations tell you about the photo?

2.     Explain — Use prior knowledge and observations to explain the phenomena.

3.     Discuss – Find out what your classmates think.

4.     Refine – Use step 3 to strengthen your explanation. 

TEACHER TIP: Check out the answer key at the bottom of the article, under “Teaching Resources.” This will give you a quick explanation of what’s going on in the image. This information is only visible to teachers. When you subscribe, students get a separate log-in so they can view our content in school or at home.

Play the Slide Show to Get the Answer

Watch the accompanying slide show at the bottom of the activity to reveal what is actually happening in the photo. Included with each activity, these short presentations provide an age-appropriate explanation and define key science vocabulary that ties into your curriculum.  

And there you have it! Five attention-grabbing “Do Now” activities from Science World magazine.

But remember, SCIENCE WORLD is so much more. It's packed with current nonfiction articles, videos and resources that make science relevant and exciting during any part of class.

Kick off your next science lesson with these “Do Now” activities from SCIENCE WORLD magazine:

They're sure to get your students’  attention as soon as they enter the classroom! Each activity uses a mysterious photo to launch a scientific investigation into real-world phenomena.

You’ll find them in every single issue of Science World, the current science resource for grades 6–10. ( You can check out a free issue here.) 

Here’s how to get the most out of these materials in your next class:

Display the Image

Just project or display the image in front of the class. With pictures like the one below, your students are sure to take notice right away.

Explain the Phenomena

Ask your students to explain the phenomena in the photo. We provide four simple steps to aid in their critical thinking.

1.     Observe — What do your observations tell you about the photo?

2.     Explain — Use prior knowledge and observations to explain the phenomena.

3.     Discuss – Find out what your classmates think.

4.     Refine – Use step 3 to strengthen your explanation. 

TEACHER TIP: Check out the answer key at the bottom of the article, under “Teaching Resources.” This will give you a quick explanation of what’s going on in the image. This information is only visible to teachers. When you subscribe, students get a separate log-in so they can view our content in school or at home.

Play the Slide Show to Get the Answer

Watch the accompanying slide show at the bottom of the activity to reveal what is actually happening in the photo. Included with each activity, these short presentations provide an age-appropriate explanation and define key science vocabulary that ties into your curriculum.  

And there you have it! Five attention-grabbing “Do Now” activities from Science World magazine.

But remember, SCIENCE WORLD is so much more. It's packed with current nonfiction articles, videos and resources that make science relevant and exciting during any part of class.

Kick off your next science lesson with these “Do Now” activities from SCIENCE WORLD magazine:

They're sure to get your students’  attention as soon as they enter the classroom! Each activity uses a mysterious photo to launch a scientific investigation into real-world phenomena.

You’ll find them in every single issue of Science World, the current science resource for grades 6–10. ( You can check out a free issue here.) 

Here’s how to get the most out of these materials in your next class:

Display the Image

Just project or display the image in front of the class. With pictures like the one below, your students are sure to take notice right away.

Explain the Phenomena

Ask your students to explain the phenomena in the photo. We provide four simple steps to aid in their critical thinking.

1.     Observe — What do your observations tell you about the photo?

2.     Explain — Use prior knowledge and observations to explain the phenomena.

3.     Discuss – Find out what your classmates think.

4.     Refine – Use step 3 to strengthen your explanation. 

TEACHER TIP: Check out the answer key at the bottom of the article, under “Teaching Resources.” This will give you a quick explanation of what’s going on in the image. This information is only visible to teachers. When you subscribe, students get a separate log-in so they can view our content in school or at home.

Play the Slide Show to Get the Answer

Watch the accompanying slide show at the bottom of the activity to reveal what is actually happening in the photo. Included with each activity, these short presentations provide an age-appropriate explanation and define key science vocabulary that ties into your curriculum.  

And there you have it! Five attention-grabbing “Do Now” activities from Science World magazine.

But remember, SCIENCE WORLD is so much more. It's packed with current nonfiction articles, videos and resources that make science relevant and exciting during any part of class.