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.