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Thu, Nov 17, 2016 12:34 AM in Magnets
I found these two websites that list a bunch of fun activities involving magnets!
I think the one called "gone fishing" in the brainpop link is especially fun! It reminds me of this old game I had when I was younger. I think many kids w...
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Sat, Nov 12, 2016 11:58 PM in Introducing Science
I think the best way to get your students excited about science is to include a lot of activities and projects! Students tend to be more interested when they are involved in the process and not just sitting there and listening to a lecture or completing worksheets. Also, this would benefit your kinesthetic learners who often get left out in learning. Try introducing them with an activity righ...
Mon, Nov 07, 2016 12:07 AM in Kindergarten activities
A fun activity related to science that would get kindergarten students excited to learn is to first read them a book or show them a video related to the unit/topic you are going to teach first. Then you could have them do a small project related to this...for example, if your first unit related to weather, you could have them do a small art project with cotton balls and colorful construction paper...
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Natural Resources: Outdoor Classrooms
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 2:13 AM Examples of how to implement an Outdoor Classroom
This article provides many examples of how existing organizations have created ways for people and classrooms to get involved with learning outdoors. It includes websites and descriptions about websites such as https://natureexplore.org/ and http://assoc.garden.org/grants. Some of these categories include ways to get grants for your outdoor gardens that connect with the curriculum. The abundance of websites for teachers to explore how to implement an outdoor classroom is a wonderful aspect to this article that sets it aside from others.
Natural Resources: Get Out There
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 2:00 AM Great Ideas for Utilizing Outdoors
This article is a great source of ideas that get students, and children in general, involved with the outdoors while learning about natural resources. This source gives you ideas about how to start local and involve your children with learning about the natural resources around them, through going to low-cost places like the park and nature preserves. It also includes great ideas on how to involve learning with summer, while still having fun! One example mentioned is to, "Send students home
with a “nature newsletter” with a list
of summer to-dos with an outdoor
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