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Sun, Oct 21, 2012 11:59 PM in Movies in Science
I like using the idea of the Bee Movie to discuss colonies and how insects interact! It may need an intro about how it is exaggerated and the bees are anthropomorphized, but it is still a good learning tool and has some entertainment value as well.
Other ideas could include the March of the Penguins and the Planet Earth series! Those may be viewed as more on the "boring" side to some kids, but I...
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Sun, Oct 14, 2012 11:52 PM in Nutrition
This is a great thread! I think kids are put in a difficult position when it comes to health and nutrition because they really have no choice but to follow what their parents say. Parents should always think about the health and safety of their children (and themselves) when it comes to food choices, but unfortunately that is not often the case. Therefore, it is important as teachers that we try o...
Sun, Oct 07, 2012 10:49 PM in Book Recommendation
Another series to look into is the Who Was/Is. There are biographies about several different scientists your students could use, and the series also has books on a bunch of other famous people that could be used for other subjects.
They don't all have the same author, but that link will give you an idea of the series I'm...
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Scope on the Skies: And then there were eight
Wed, Oct 24, 2012 10:20 AM And Then There Were Eight
I grew up with the knowledge that Pluto was the ninth planet, so I was a bit shocked when I learned it was no longer categorized as such. This article is a great read for someone interested in learning more about why Pluto is no longer considered a planet. Riddle describes the differences between planets, dwarf planets, and small solar system bodies. There is also a figure included that lists the size, category, and distance from the sun for each planet, dwarf planet, and small body in our solar system. This would be helpful for creating a visual aid that demonstrates the difference between Pluto and other planets. It is a short, concise, and informative article!
Guest Editorial: Minds, Models, and Maps
Wed, Oct 24, 2012 10:01 AM Visual Aids
This is a brief, yet informative, article displaying the importance of visual aids in the classroom. Wesson discusses the importance of teaching students visual-spatial skills and how children who learn through hands-on activities retain the material better and enjoy the lesson more. I liked how this article was set up and that Wesson also included a step by step guide for how to incorporate illustrations, models, and maps into lessons. Including such a list makes it easier for teachers to implement the topics of this article into their classroom. It's a quick read, but helpful!
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