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Sun, Apr 08, 2018 4:04 PM in Earth and Sky
I really like the idea of a moon crater art project for younger students. You can cut cardstock or construction paper into a circle and have students draw craters within the circle with pencils. Then use the glue to “draw” over the lines and when the glue is dry use watercolors to paint the moon. They can use whatever colors they want but using blues, greens, greys, and purples will give a realist...
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Sun, Apr 08, 2018 12:42 AM in Fun Science Lessons
I really like hands-on activities with students. The classic earth science experiment with coal and crystals is great. Coal can be used to create amazing gems. In this https://www.education.com/workbook/fascinating-facts-earth-science-workbook/ " target="_blank"> earth science activity, the students will use chemicals to create crystals from coal. The students will also learn about geolog...
Sun, Apr 08, 2018 12:34 AM in The Rock Cycle
This is a great idea! I also like the idea of students creating a model of the rock cycle using materials in the class. They could tell the characteristics of each major group of rocks, how each type of rock forms, and how these groups fit into the rock cycle.
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Strategies for ELL Success
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 4:33 PM Practical Inquiry Tips for ELL
This article was incredibly insightful yet practical. The author provided several different strategies that utilized the step of inquiry and provided very specific steps for each. I really liked the tip that during preassessment, students could complete inquiry charts in buddy pairs instead of as a whole group. This idea of think-pair-share encourages students to use simple high frequency English words and illustrate pictures to express their ideas. This author knew what she was talking about as all this information is easily applicable for elementary and middle school level classrooms. I think with some simple modifications to these inquiry lessons a high school teacher could use these as jumping off points for lessons.
Coral Reef Ecosystems: Ecosystems in Crisis
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 2:55 PM Coral Reef Destruction
This science object goes in depth to discover the cause of coral reef destruction around the globe. I liked this object because it was presented in a simple, list format that was easy to digest.
This object also doesn't shy away from the knowledge that humans are in large part destroying our coral reefs. From pollution, to massive hurricanes which are worsened by global warming, and how that global warming is killing the reefs which are then leading to increased tsunamis - this science object shows the cyclical nature of our planet.
This was extremely impactful and I would definitely use these resources in my classroom.
Rock cycle Collection
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 2:45 PM This Rocks!
This collection had a surplus of information! Anything you need to know about the principles used to determine the relative age of rocks is available in this collection.
There was a plethora of illustrations using detailed diagrams to illustrate the rock cycle and how to date rocks.It explained the rock cycle in detail, plus there were hands-on activities described that would work perfectly in a classroom.
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