With the new academic year approaching, what are some icebreaker activities you do during the first lesson, science related preferably. Something that get the students excited about their science class.  

Sawsan Ismaiel
Sawsan Ismaiel
125 Activity Points

By icebreaker do you mean how to introduce a lesson in such a way to engage students? If so, I recently taught a lesson on potential and kinetic energy. To get the students thinking about energy, force and motion, I had them gather around a table where I set up a ramp and rolled a ball down the ramp over and over again. Then I asked them to describe what was happening. Once they started talking about what they saw, I asked them to describe what was happening in terms of energy, motion, and forces. I hope this helps. This is one model of how to engage students, I'm sure there are others out there.

Christopher Rodriguez
Christopher Rodriguez
2320 Activity Points

They can learn each other's name during the first lesson to break the ice. The students can make a circle. The first student introduce his or her name. The second student repeats the first student's name, and then introduce his or her own name. The third student repeats the previous two students' names, and then introduce his or her own name, etc.

Lingling Xing
Lingling Xing
1240 Activity Points

A fun ice breaker activity that you could use for a science class can be a guessing game. Where you ask students some questions and based on what they think, they separate into groups and discuss with those group members why they chose that answer. I have seen this work many times in elementary classes for other subjects, I would think it would go great in a science class when starting off the school year on concepts!

Melanie Cabrera
Melanie Cabrera
2830 Activity Points

I love icebreaker activities. I would also love to hear some ideas of some ways to incorporate science in the activities!

Haley Jackson
Haley Jackson
180 Activity Points

Here is a link with some icebreaker ideas. I particulary like the puzzle idea because you could make the puzzle pictures correspond with lesson themes/topics. 

https://classroom.synonym.com/science-ice-breaker-activities-12080557.html

 

Katie Hodge
Katie Hodge
936 Activity Points

I really liked ht puzzle pictures correspond with lesson themes/topics, another idea could allow the students to draw their own pictures depending on what they think a topic might be about. Let them hear the name of the lesson ad topic and then let them decide what they think. 

Jamie Bunting
Jamie Bunting
1375 Activity Points

Hi, 

One of my favorite icebreakers is 3x5 note cards that can be used to combine personal facts with any content area. Students start by writing their name and a unique fact about themselves, what they do in their free time, etc. Then students can be asked to write one thing they want to learn in science, one thing they like about science, one thing they don't look forward to about science, etc. These cards are great for keeping and referring back to as the year goes on. 

Patricia ten Hoeve

 

Patricia Ten Hoeve
Patricia ten Hoeve
80 Activity Points

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