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Sun, Dec 02, 2012 3:46 PM in Kindergarten Science
Those are some great ideas on how to teach students about the water cycle!
Perhaps by including activities on weather instruments (such as an anemometer) and activities on wind/air, a workshop could be developed to teach students how all three relate to one another.
Perhaps the end of the workshop could lead into teaching electricity? Students could learn at the wind/air station that wind cau...
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Sun, Dec 02, 2012 3:25 PM in 2nd Graders-Animals (Owl Pellets)
I think owl pellets are a really cool way to engage students.
I can remember looking for small bones even when I was in grade school!
My brother (in 6th grade) actually brought home a full skeleton of a mole that came from a single owl pellet! He worked cooperatively in a group with a few other students and the team had to pick apart the pellet and glue the bones in their appropriate pl...
Sun, Dec 02, 2012 3:13 PM in Teach kids (K-2) about wind
I recently taught a workshop in my science class with some colleagues pertaining to air and weather. Here is a fun way in which students can be engaged in understanding the concept air:
Have students use materials and learn how to make a pinwheel. Bring in a box fan (or go outside weather permitting) in order to test the pinwheels to show these young students how cool wind can be. Hands...
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