Free Science Starters, Bell Ringers, Warm Ups, Writing Prompts

Public Copy of Science Prompts 2017-18.jpg

Google Slidesclick here to access my Science Prompts from 2017-18. The slide # is the prompt #. For example, slide 14 is prompt # 14. These are the ones that I wrote – I deleted copyrighted material from other sources such as science starters from Science Spot. 

Prompt Notebook Paper (Prompt Template pdf) – print 20 sheets double sided and place into 3 prong poly-folder, add more pages as needed

I start each class with a science prompt – which was assigned for homework the night before. On Monday, I post the prompts for the week and students are able to work on them for homework instead of the start of class. They can do more than one each night, but we only go over one each class.  I found this to be a much better use of class time and started each class with a 5 minute review of skills and content.

When students come in, they come to my desk for the ‘stamp’ of the day, take a seat, and once everyone has arrived, we go over the answers and discuss. A stamp counts for 2 HW points. They have to follow the directions to earn 2 points, if they just write an answer, they only earn 1 pt. I do a quick spot check, but don’t make any corrections at this point. I randomly pick on students each day to give an answer and they make corrections as needed.




11 thoughts on “Free Science Starters, Bell Ringers, Warm Ups, Writing Prompts

  1. Morgan September 10, 2022 / 7:48 pm

    Liz, you are seriously a life savor. I am struggling so much coming up with curriculum in a rural Alabama town. This has been a huge blessing. Thanks!!


    • Liz Belasic September 19, 2022 / 7:54 pm

      So happy to help provide resources you can use – you got this!! 🙂 Have a great school year!


  2. Kimberly Miller September 1, 2021 / 11:35 am

    The slide show warm – up is brilliant. I made my own copy, modified it for my classes (which are leveled), added places to type answers directly on the slides (not in notebook), and made it into 7 different slide shows as independent work/homework, each with 10 slides. This is great, and I appreciate your hard work! Thank you!!


  3. msjanackov September 6, 2018 / 11:56 pm

    Thank you, Liz! These are great resources to use. I appreciate your explanation of how you use them in your class. Very helpful!


  4. Vic September 5, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    Thank you for sharing these. I used two of yours today that matched up with where we are. They were very helpful.I like your idea of assigning them the night before. I never heard of that before.


  5. Alisha Gross July 29, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    Do you have an answer key to go with this?


      • Stephanie Kinney August 30, 2018 / 8:44 am

        Do you have an answer key that can be purchased?


      • Liz LaRosa August 30, 2018 / 11:47 am

        Sorry, I don’t have any answer keys.


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