Back to School Science Activities for Middle School
For many middle school science students, this will be their first year of having science as a stand-alone class. Additionally, many middle schools are comprised of students coming from several different elementary schools. You can use these Back-to-School activities to help students practice the expectations of a science class, plus learn about each other.
Periodic Table Scavenger Hunt - Middle School Science Class Activity. This 20 question scavenger hunt has students navigate themselves around the information available on the periodic table. Compatible with most textbook versions of the periodic table. This activity makes a great anticipatory set, early finisher activity, or quick informal assessment. Available in Kristin Lee's Science (and more!) Shop on TeachersPayTeachers.
Cell Bingo: This is a bingo game that I created for my middle school science students to review key vocabulary from our cell parts unit. Students fill their card with any words from the list and I call out the definition. If they know the definition and have the word on their card, they mark it.