I’m starting a new series of blog posts devoted to science anchor charts. I will post one or a few anchor charts that I love using for science. I’m starting off with some anchor charts for the beginning of the school year.
Variables Anchor Chart: Independent, Dependent, Controlled
When starting experiments with your class, it is important to go over and review the terminology often with specific examples. This is a chart that stays up most of the year.
Scientific Models Anchor Chart: Benefits and Common Limitations
This is another chart that stays up most of the year since we make so many models. I think it’s so important to take that extra step after creating a model to identify the benefits and the limitations. It’s a great, quick extension in science notebooks or a Think Pair Share.
Measurement in Science
We refer to this all year as we measure, compare measurements, and convert measurements.
Writing and asking a testable question is a really weird thing to teach. It requires lots of examples and non-examples. I love this chart to show what is expected.
See more anchor charts in the Science Anchor Charts Series.