For over twenty years I started my Science class basically the same way. I would have my students complete a short warm up that either introduced a new topic or reviewed something we had already learned. I found them very effective and gave my class structure and my students had something to focus on.

I have started creating Science Quiz videos that you can use as a warm up or some people call a bell ringer. Each quiz is 5 to 10 questions and covers a specific topic. Hopefully they will save you some time and add some variety to your class.

Planet facts quiz. Questions cover distance from Sun, largest planet, and other Planet facts.

The planets in order from the sun are:

  1. Mercury
  2. Venus
  3. Earth
  4. Mars
  5. Jupiter
  6. Saturn
  7. Uranus
  8. Neptune


Test your knowledge of the phases of the Moon.  The phases of the moon start at new moon then progress to 1st quarter, full moon,3rd quarter, then back to new moon .It takes 29.5 days to cycle through the phases of the moon. Questions in this video cover these topics plus shows pictures of phases that you will need to identify.

Test your knowledge of the different types of heat transfer. 

There are three main types of heat transfer:

  1. Conduction: The transfer of heat through direct contact between two objects or substances.
  2. Convection: The transfer of heat through the movement of a fluid (liquid or gas).

     3.Radiation: The transfer of heat through electromagnetic waves.