Hello! I am a future elementary school teacher looking for creative resources for in-class science experiments. Any ideas?
The Learning Center is filled with lesson plan ideas. The journal for elementary grades is called Science and Children. If you go into the Advanced Search on the main page of the Learning Center you can search all kinds of lessons. There are hundreds!! Just be specific about your topic and you will find all kinds of lesson plans!
Will you be doing your student teaching soon? If so, let us know what science concept(s) you will be teaching and at what grade level. We can give you some more specific ideas. In the meantime, doing an advanced search as Betty suggested will provide you with lots of great activities. In the meantime, you may enjoy this science journal article: Science Shorts: More Than One Way to Investigate
I am also a future elementary teacher. I just came across this website and am so impressed with what it has to offer and also on how complete the information that they have is. I don't know if you have looked at the other resources that they have but there are so many on here and a lot are designed to help teachers become better informed on the topic that they are teaching.So I am book marking the page and as the need arises I will use those resources.
Hello, Madison and Holly,
It's great that you've found this site and all the colleagues and fellow teachers here who can suggest resources and tips. Three NSTA Press book series that we see among the most used by elementary teachers are Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, and Everyday Science Mysteries. If you visit the links to those series pages on the NSTA website, you can download sample chapters like "Earthlets" from Picture-Perfect Science (for a lesson about observations and inferences)to get an idea of what they provide.
Best wishes to you both!
The National STEM Centre has launched an area on the website to support primary school teachers and co-ordinators in planning for and delivering science lessons.
I would definitely look at the 5E lessons from the learning center. I will post my collection here for you to look at.
The 5E collection is not grade specific but you will find lots of elementary materials in there. The other two collections are elementary focused so I hope that gives you a good selection to pull from.
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