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

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
501 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
405 Activity Points

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