I am a high school science teacher; biology and earth science.
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Thu, Oct 27, 2011 9:17 PM in Soil
Thank you for these great ideas! I am now looking forward to teaching my soil unit, where as before I would dread it.
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Fri, Oct 21, 2011 1:58 PM in Science Songs
There are so many great science songs out there. Last year I played a photosynthesis song for my students. As we listened to the song, we labeled a diagram. This year when I met my new class the first thing one of my students asked me was "When do we get to hear the photosynthesis song?" It must have been such a hit last year, that students passed the information on to future students. I have...
Fri, Oct 21, 2011 1:48 PM in Soil
I am stuck on how to make teaching soil exciting for 6th graders. If anyone has a sugestion on a resouce or a lab I would welcome the feedback!
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Thu, Oct 27, 2011 9:16 PM Uncovered Ideas
II used this activity as a pre-test for my weathering and erosion unit. I had the students pick their side and write why they chose it. I took a class poll on which friend they agreed with. I now have a clear picture on where I need to start teaching during my unit.
Using Google Earth to Study the Basic Characteristics of Volcanoes
Thu, Oct 20, 2011 9:09 PM Captured students' attention
I adapted this activity for my 6th grade science classroom. I had students focus on the name of the volcano, latitude, longitude, location, observations, and interesting facts. My students LOVED going on the virtual field trip around the world. I would highly recommend this tool for teaching volcanoes!
Bartering for Minerals
Thu, Oct 13, 2011 8:02 PM Loved it!
I recently did this activity with my students. It was an instant hit. I also heard "this is the best activity of the whole year." If you are looking for a fun way to teach the importance of minerals, I would recommend this activity!
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