General Science and Teaching

1st Day of school lab "Hook"

Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:44 AM

I am looking for a first day of school lab or activity to hook high school biology students. Any ideas?

Teresa Massey
Teresa Massey
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Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:23 PM

Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:44 AM

I love this activity. Fits right in with engineering in science. Thanks for sharing.

Betty Paulsell
Betty Paulsell
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Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:02 PM

This is a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing!!!


Chris Blackstock
1140 Activity Points

Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:37 AM

I would use either demo a discrepant event or solve a short lab mystery.
Check out "The Mystery solution Lab" from Flinn
http://elearning.flinnsci.com/StandalonePlayer.aspx?vid=EL1609.flv

Another one could be the Brown Bag Engineering Challenge:
http://www.starfisheducation.com/2013/06/The-Brown-Bag-STEM-Challenges.html
Adah

Adah Stock
Adah Stock
101470 Activity Points

Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:38 AM

Why don't you use a mystery lab.
Flinn has a neat one for first day:
https://www.flinnsci.com/teacher-resources/teacher-resource-...tions-lab/
Adah

Adah Stock
Adah Stock
101470 Activity Points

Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:01 PM

Thank you Adah great starters!

Judith Lucas-Odom
Judith Lucas-Odom
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Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:46 PM

These ideas are great anytime of the year. Every day I have new students coming to my classes and these are excellent ways to get them caught up!

Judith Lucas-Odom
Judith Lucas-Odom
22630 Activity Points

Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:39 AM

Thanks for the idea!

Kathleen Heikkinen
Kathleen Heikkinen
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:37 PM

I loved the activity "Save Sam". This activity is very creative activity. It also has the students working together to get to know each other, so thats why I think it is a great first day "hook" activity for a class. I will for sure keep this activity in mind when I get my own classroom.

Amanda Rijo
Amanda Rijo
310 Activity Points

Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:37 PM

I loved the activity "Save Sam". This activity is very creative activity. It also has the students working together to get to know each other, so thats why I think it is a great first day "hook" activity for a class. I will for sure keep this activity in mind when I get my own classroom.

Amanda Rijo
Amanda Rijo
310 Activity Points

Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:06 PM

What a great group of ideas. There are certainly a lot of creative teachers in the Learning Center!! I loved the "Sam" activity.

Betty Paulsell
Betty Paulsell
48505 Activity Points

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