This is a Science Picture of the Day activity or science warm up center. Students analyze real life photographs and infer the science in it. It is an excellent way to practice observation, noting key details, practice science vocabulary, and inference skills. A higher order thinking skill that's perfect for science warm ups and practicing writing all while meeting common core standards. $
Science Comes Alive with LabTV! Free LabTV program has dozens of 5 minute episodes you can use with upper elementary and middle school students. Each episode is fascinating and shows how science and technology are use in careers and product development. Blog post includes graphic organizer for having students record the key ideas from each episode.