I am a first year science teacher after teaching social studies for 13 years. I currently teach 168 sixth grade students.
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Thu, Feb 19, 2015 3:27 PM in Graphing and Data Collection
My students just completed an activity where they had to insulate a beaker full of hot water. We took temperature measurements every minute for 20 minutes and then create line graphs to show the data. I was able to get an AEP Teacher Vision grant for $500.00 to purchase digital thermometers for this project. I also used hot pot or electric kettle to heat the water.
So many opportunities to d...
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Thu, Feb 19, 2015 3:04 PM in Best Science Apps?
You should be able to purchase an I-phone app for your ipad. I know I have done this before, but don't remember which app I did this with. I remember doing this because someone told me about an app, but I could not find it in the store. After switching to I-phone only apps, I was able to find it and load it to my ipad.
Thu, Feb 19, 2015 2:58 PM in Introducing the League of SI Superheroes! (take two!)
Are comic style animations a good way to introduce these SI unit concepts to 5th and 6th grade students? yes
What kinds of materials do you like to use to teach measurement concepts? I teach measurement when I teach about matter. We measure volume, mass and make density calculations.
What adventures could the SI superheroes have that would reinforce your measuring unit teaching goals?
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