Category Archives : SCIENCE LESSONS


November Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s November Teacher Talk Time…..Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Time sure flies.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.

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Politics, Elections & Voting, Oh My!
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

We educators, need to have faith that students care enough about our democracy to become voices of change.
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Holiday Self Care
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

My message today is about some ways that you might consider in taking care of yourself during these always fast paced couple of months ahead.
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It Depends on the Angle – Complimentary and Supplementary Angles
By Vicky Rauch of Scipi

Since most students are visual learners, I try to visually help them remember definitions. This is how I visually taught them the difference between complementary and 
supplementary angles.
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Why Does U Always Follow Q in English Spelling?
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

Have you ever wondered why the letter U always follows Q in English spelling? Here’s the answer.
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Do You Know These Top 5 Core 2-Word Phrases?
By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

Far too many students never make it to the symbol sequencing stage of AAC use. Whether because of presumed lack of potential or lack of knowledge about how to move students along beyond single words, we end up with many AAC users who are not communicating as competently as they could – and need.

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Avoid Comparing Adjectives That Are Absolute
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

Something can be unique, but not more unique.
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Free Art DecoChristmas Tree Coloring Pages to Support St Jude’s Childrens Hospital
By Margo Gentile of Margo Gentile

Get some free “Art Deco” Christmas coloring pages with links to powerpoint tutorials showing how to make Christmas graphics using basic shapes. 
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Five Tips for Teaching Literary Analysis Writing in Grades 5-8
By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Learn five practical tips for teaching one of the most challenging genres in writing.
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Preserving History
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

History books (& Hollywood) have often depicted Native Americans in very stereotypical and often degrading roles. Researching and creating scrapbooks of California tribes highlights the important relationship between the regions and natural resources, dependence on the land, as well as their beliefs.
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Reasoning with Evidence & Persuasive Thinking
By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

 

Raise your hand if you wish your students would support their thinking with evidence! Visible thinking’s Claim-Support-Question is a great way to build your students’ capacity. This post explores how reasoning with evidence can flow across your curriculum with one BIG thinking routine!
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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Free Bubbles Vocabulary 3-Part Montessori Cards”

by Wise Owl Factory

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

Free Bubbles Vocabulary 3-Part Montessori Cards
This is a set of 3 part cards that could be used in a tray or rug activity. It could also be used as a center in a traditional primary school. There are 4 cards for each vocabulary term for differentiation. Select 2, 3, or 4 cards as best suits the students.

These cards could be used in conjunction with a bubbles unit, text, and/or experiments.

The vocabulary includes:
adhesive
cohesive
elasticity
ephemeral
gravity
iridescence
reflection
surface tension

Carolyn Wilhelm
Wise Owl Factory

 

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Aardvarks Clip Art and Reading Pack”

by J MASON EMERSON

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

Aardvarks Clip Art And Reading Pack has 32 public domain images of aardvarks. There are color photos and black and white drawings. Insofar as instructions or suggestions go, you can enlarge or shrink the public domain images’ sizes, move the images around, etc. The images are handy for any classroom (Pre-K through higher ed) and any age or ability level but teachers of art and natural studies in science will likely regard them as being of special interest. Teachers of Pre-K students up will find them handy for using as reward stickers, for classroom décor, etc.

Sources for the aardvark public domain clip art here and in other similar publications include wpclipart.com, clker.com, wikipedia.org, plates from the 1800s works of John Gould, John James Audubon, various federal government agencies, and a few from myself. To summarize:

Contents: Aardvark Images (32, public domain); Quick Facts About Ardvaarks in first English then non-Castillian, Latin American Spanish which should help Spanish-speaking students in regular classes or ESL; Aardvark In Multiple Languages; Aardvark Board Game Template (similar to Candyland or Aggravation); 20 Ways To Teach With Clip Art About Aardvarks Etc; Details For Educational Games (including for teaching about aardvarks; Aardvarks Word Search; Answers Key For Aardvarks Word Search; True-False Test About Aardvarks.

If you don’t have ELL’s now, then you may later. This is dedicated to my wife Barbara, a science teacher for 28 years.

 

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Let’s Learn About Plants Freebie”

by Penley’s Pointe

Pre-Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

 

 

This year when I began teaching my Plant Unit, I was missing some key worksheets that my students needed! So, I made them and thought they might be useful to other teachers, too! Worksheets included in this packet are:

-Color and Label the Plant Parts and Plant Part Jobs(with answer key)

-Plant Parts We Eat Cut and Sort

-Flower Life Cycle Cut and Glue

I hope you enjoy this packet! It would be great for centers, sub tubs, homework, or simply a fun class activity!

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October TeacherTalk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 

It’s October Teacher Talk Time…..Well, the first month of school is over and it’s BOO-tober, time for Halloween fun, Columbus Day and beautiful fall weather.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.
 
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Some tips for creating a safe and accepting bully free zone in your classroom.
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Interactive, Mentor & Read Aloud? Oh My! Choose Your Next Read Aloud
By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

Interactive read aloud? Mentor text? What are these and how do they elevate your reader’s workshop? This post explains how they “feed the beast” and take your reader’s workshop to the next level.
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Halloween Spooks

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

October is the perfect time to get those creative juices flowing in your students.
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Bring on FALL!
By Wendy McCarty of 1st Grade Fireworks

Bring on FALL! We are ready!
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Prefixes and Suffixes: Ready to Use Lesson Presentation
By John Dsouza of John Dsouza

A Lesson Presentation that presents Teaching Resources in Prefixes and Suffixes. This presentation presents perfect teaching resources that will help the teachers to walk into the classroom with ready to teach confidence as it covers all that a teacher and a student need for a vocabulary lesson on Prefixes and Suffixes.
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Make the Connection! Getting Parents and Speech Pathologists to Work 
Together.
By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

Make the Connection is my new book for bringing parents and professionals together as partners in working on teaching a nonverbal child to communicate.
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Be Lear Me. Fall is Great! Using Leaves in Science Investigations
By Vicki Rauch of Scipi

How do you save fall leaves so they can be mailed?
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One Student I Will Never Forget
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

I will always remember her– she was the only student I ever had who wept hysterically in my class. I learned a lesson about the fragile ego of students who fail, which I knew, but failed to fully comprehend.

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     “I Spy” Collage Project
By Margo Gentile of  Margot Gentile

What’s more fun than searching for pictures in an “I Spy” type of collage? Making one yourself and then “trying it out” on your friends! You’ll find complete directions and a student’s finished product here.
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All About Spelling: Independent Product Review
By Thia Triggs of Print Path

 

One of the things I was surprised to find out when I started reading handwriting research is that handwriting is the most significant obstacle to the quality and quantity of written language composition. Now I’m finally going to get to my point: guess what the second most significant obstacle to written language composition is? You got it, spelling.
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Tips on Using Comparative and Superlative Adjectives and Adverbs
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

 

Learning to compare adjectives and adverbs is easy. Here are some tips to help you get it right every time.
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Simple Ways to Build Relationships With Your Students

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Learn easy ways to build relationships with your students and create a positive classroom environment.
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Questioning Strategies
By Lisa Robles of Lisa TeachR’s Classroom

Here is a quick explanation of the DoK levels of questioning
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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Bugs and Critters! Be an Entomologist”

by Growing Smart Readers

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

 

 

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This “Critter Craze” resource gives your kids a chance to get out of the classroom and be an entomologist. They may find all kinds of bugs, not just insects…but even spiders. Be sure to tell them that entomologists study insects as well as other bugs. While insects do have 6 legs, they may find a spider to write about.

The “jar” graphic allows them the opportunity to draw their many-legged critter. Follow up with a mini research for more information about their new-found specimen.

2 report frames (differentiated) are included.

I hope your kids have a great time with this Critter Craze activity, and perhaps it will be a great jumpstart for writing an insect report.

Have fun with this, but remind students to RELEASE THEIR BUGS back into the wild after studying them.

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “How to Survive as a Firefly Vocabulary Posters”

by My Happy Place

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

This freebie includes five vocabulary posters that supplement the book How to Survive as a Firefly by Kristen Foote (illustrated by Erica Salcedo). The posters include photographs, definitions, and examples of vocabulary words from the book. The posters are also included in a smaller (quarter page) flashcard size.

The included vocabulary words are: metamorphosis, nocturnal, bioluminescence, insect, and predator.These vocabulary resources are useful for inclusion in a science center or as part of a unit on insects or life cycles.

About the Book

How to Survive as a Firefly is an entertaining and educational picture book that combines cartoon-like illustrations, humor, and lots of facts about fireflies. This book is full of tidbits of knowledge that range from simple facts to more complicated scientific details.

Book images created by Erica Salcedo are used with permission from The Innovation Press.

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Character Building Quotes from Famous Scientists Mini Posters”

by Amy Brown Science

2nd – 12th Grade

 

 

We teach about the scientific discoveries of famous scientists in our classes everyday, but these amazing people also had a “human” side. They teach us not only about science, but about human nature, tolerance and acceptance, the value of hard work, and the importance of never quitting or giving up hope.

This freebie is a set of mini posters containing character-building quotes from the men and women of science. All posters print on 8.5 x 11 sized paper. They are ready to be printed, laminated and placed on a bulletin board or wall display to inspire your students. Enjoy!

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “STEM Posters”

by Tied 2 Teaching

2nd – 10th Grade

 

 

Perfect for any classroom these posters will be great visuals for your students to refer to as they tackle various STEM engineering challenges throughout the school year! The FIVE posters take students through steps of the design process and give them important questions to ask as they approach each challenge.

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “How to Survive as a Firefly Word Searches – Upper and Lower Primary Versions”

by Mrs Magee

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

 

 

These word searches were made to be used with Kristen Foote’s book How to Survive as a Firefly – a fun book about the life cycle of a firefly.

A lower primary (easier) word search is included as well as an upper primary (more challenging) word search featuring lots of great vocabulary terms.

If you have trouble “surviving” the word search, answer keys are included. 😉

Character art is used with express written permission from Erica Salcedo and The Innovation Press.

 

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Animals Printable Activity Worksheets – Classify Animals, Spelling, Counting”

by TeachKidLearn

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

Learn animal classification, simple science facts, spelling and counting. Animals which are familiar to children, such as farm and zoo animals are found in the worksheets. Children do not learn in isolation. Extend their learning based on pre-acquired knowledge (animals they are familiar with) makes it easier for them to grasp new concept.

This pack of printable worksheets let kids:
1. Classify animals based on different food eating category
2. Learn to spell word by
– fill in the blanks: pictures of animals, alphabets and familiar nursery rhymes guide kids to spell word
-search for word: animals listed from a to z are hidden in word search. Answers are provided.
3. Practice counting below 50 by connecting dot-to-dot.
4. Color animals and copy sentences.

Level: PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Ecosystems Scribble Notes FREEBIE”

by The Lab

7th – 11th Grade

 

 

I’ve created this Ecosystem Scribble (Doodle) Note Freebie as a Thank You for your continued support.

These pages are great to engage your students. They can color and scribble whilst taking notes.

Covers:
☀ Ecosystems
☀ Populations
☀ Community
☀ Biosphere
☀ Biome
☀ Food Chain
☀ Food Web
☀ Producer
☀ Consumer
☀ Trophic Level

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May Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 

It’s May and June is just around the bend. You’re probably counting the days till summer vacation. Be sure to stop by and see what these teachers are doing in their classrooms and gather some great tips and ideas. This is the last link-up for this school year. We’ll see you in September

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Pack a Super Summer Kit
Suggestions for a super summer kit, to keep them learning over their vacay.
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How to Keep Your Class Engaged Through the End of the Year
The end of the school year is just around the corner. You’re looking forward to summer vacation and so are your students, but you still have at least 3-4 or more weeks left, so what do you do to keep those kiddos turned on to learning?  Here are some tips.
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The Difference Between Giving Up & Knowing When You’ve Had Enough

Angst and thoughts about the issues that teachers face today…one teacher’s journey.

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He Can’t? I Bet He Can!

Sometimes students who are severely physically disabled are thought not to be able to learn; especially when they can’t speak or respond. We need to think outside the box.

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Summer Reading: What’s Hot? and What’s Cool?

Reading Spotlight’s May Blog Post explains how to find out “What’s Hot? and “What’s Cool?” this year for Summer Reading. Want to know “Why Kids Don’t Read,” “How to Motivate Summer Reading,” and “Why Summer Reading is So Important”? You’ll find links there, too, for this valuable information.

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Tales from a Teacher: The Light Bulb

It’s math time again! Each day this week I’ve been watching my students’ eyes glaze over while teaching. Last night, I stayed up late to plan out today’s difficult lesson. As I approach the board…
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Mad Tea Party Mother’s Day Tea
How do you honor your mothers? Plan a Mad Tea Party Mother’s Day Tea!
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Save The Insects: Having Fun With Insects and Plants

Creative teaching ideas for students to explore insects and plants with hands on activities, as well as a creative research component to keep them reading and writing about insects and plants at home.

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Why I seek volunteers for classroom book clubs and where I find them

I love having volunteers participate in my classroom book clubs. Read about why I make the effort to bring the community into my classroom and where I find willing volunteers.

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Riddling for Geometry

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Although most students think of geometry as shapes, it’s so much more! Geometry riddles are the perfect opportunity to promote thinking and reasoning! 

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Atom, elements, compounds & mixtures MS-PS1-1”

by School Sciences

6th – 8th Grade

 

 

Complete lesson including interactive PowerPoint that uses teacher led discussions
student led exercises, interactive activities involving mini –whiteboard, full lesson worksheet and experiment.

Experiment to make iron sulfide (external link to method and safety included below)

Please check the comments within the PPT for additional teaching instructions. As with all my resources I’ve used this myself and in my experience this is a successful, engaging and enjoyable lesson for my pupils – I’m sure you’ll find the same.

The practical instructions can be found at http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/res00000713/iron-and-sulfur-reaction?cmpid=CMP00005161

***teachers are advised to risk assess and practice any experiments in advance***

You may be interested in my other resources on the atom:
Atomic Structure activity and worksheet Ages 14+

Atomic Structure and Electron Arrangement Ages 14+

Atoms and the Periodic Table Quiz, Quiz, Trade Ages 14+ FREE 

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April Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 

It’s April already, the school year is almost over. Easter and Passover have come an gone, now it’s time to look forward toward spring vacation if it hasn’t already come and gone. Stop by our blog linky and see what great tips and advice are there just for you.
 
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April Activities Just for You
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Turning my thoughts to sunny days and warmer weather!!! Can’t you just smell spring in the air? Daffodils beginning to bloom, Lilac trees starting to flower, and Lilies of the Valley popping up. I just love the aroma. Not only is my birthday in April but it brings us Passover, Easter, and one that you may never have heard of, can you guess? If you said Jelly Bean Day, you’d be right.  I don’t know about you, but I looove jelly beans. They come in so many awesome flavors, no I don’t like the black ones, but I had an aunt who used to love them.
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STEAM: From Sandbox to Spectacular
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

How to take your STEM activities to the next level for upper elementary students.
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Tone
By Gini Musmanno of The Reading Spotlight

A message to Myself: My tone of voice has a greater influence on children than I might think. Remember the time…
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C-Stem
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Learn about C-Stem and tools for coding!
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The Hidden Curriculum
By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas for Those Who Love Teaching

Finding books to read with your class that tell more than a single story.
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The Teacher’s Role in Classroom Book Clubs
By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Simplify using classroom book clubs by understanding the role of the teacher on meeting day. Learn key tips to ensure your classroom book clubs will run smoothly.
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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Flower Stock Photos Set 1 Freebie”

by The Lab

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “FREEBIE: Lab Prep Forms”

by The Lab

7th – 12th Grade

 

 

Perfect for Back to School. Let’s get organized!

Colorful forms to use while preparing for labs.
Includes 5 different colors and 1 B&W version. I use different colors for my different classes. Keep them on a mini clipboard for easy access.
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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Independent Research: Meerkats”

by One Room Schoolhouse

2nd – 4th Grade

 

 

This is a mini version of my Independent Research files. It only has 2 web cams (instead of 3-4) and 9 links (instead of 15) to videos and research articles. The full versions also includes guided notes for students and a research report. To make this product easy to use, download it to each computer/iPad your students are using. They can click their way through the file to complete their research.

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Using Games To Teach Science Vocabulary (Video)”

by Amy Brown Science

6th – 12th Grade

 

 

Studies have shown that science classes often introduce more new vocabulary words than a foreign language class. In this free video, I offer some tips and tricks and suggestions for how to use game formats to teach, review and reinforce new science vocabulary words.

Products related to science vocabulary games include:

Biology Buzz Words Bundle 1
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Biology Buzz Words Biochemistry: The Chemistry of Life
Biology Buzz Words: Cell Structure and Function
Biology Buzz Words: Photosynthesis
Biology Buzz Words: Cellular Respiration
Biology Buzz Words Cell Division: Mitosis and Meiosis
Biology Buzz Words: DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis
Biology Buzz Words: Genetics
Cell Organelles Mix Match Game
Kingdoms of Life Mix Match Game

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December Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s December and time for our holiday version of Teacher Talk. Getting ready for Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza and New Years, or just looking for some great ideas. You don’t want to miss what these creative educators are doing this month.

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The Quiltmaker’s Gift: Anticipation, Generosity, Reading Lesson Ideas & A Freebie!By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

In this post, I use a picture book, “The Quiltmaker’s Gift” to unpack our thinking about protagonists, antagonists, theme, conflict and persuasive talk and writing. This includes an idea for a motivating Generosity Challenge, too.
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Holiday Musings
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

For some of us, this is a joyful time, but there are many who are alone, and unhappy.  Some have no money to buy gifts and others are out in the cold with no homes.  It breaks my heart realizing that some people feel alienated from their families which can lead to depression and in extreme cases, suicide. Our kiddos aren’t immune, they see what’s going on and may not know how to deal.  
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The Great Homework Debate Comes Home
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

 

Thoughts on the place homework has in real life. What makes homework authentic and a part of lifelong learning?
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Hour of Code is coming: My top 5 web sites/apps!
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

My top five programs/apps for coding!

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Identifying Learning Disabilities in English Learners
By Rebecca Olsen of 2livNearn

Distinguishing between the second language acquisition process and a learning disability can be tough, even for seasoned professionals. But it’s not impossible to tease apart the two in order to make appropriate educational decisions for students. Click to find out more!  
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How Many Ways Can I Use This Toy?
By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

If you’re gearing up for holiday gift giving, here are some tips for ways to build language through play.
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Wiggly Kids: 5 Easy Ways to Improve Thinking & Remembering!
By Thia Triggs of Print Path

 

Researchers have found evidence for the use of movement tools, but there are some children with whom these tools have the opposite effect.
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Geology Rocks!
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Teaching Next Generation Science Standards is easy with the help of theater arts! Students explore the various aspects of earth science while reading, speaking, singing, and dancing about the concepts!
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Bring History To Life With Informational Texts
By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

Tips on how to use more informational texts with your students.

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Biology Task Cards Growing Bundle FREE SAMPLER”

by The Lab

6th – 11th Grade

 

 

Free Sample Task Cards from my best selling Biology Task Cards Growing Bundle!

This download includes sample Task Cards from all of my Biology Task Cards as well as an Student Answer Sheet and Answer Key. The complete set is available as a Growing Bundle.

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Power Point: Erosion and weathering (Bible based)”

by Kathleen Applebee

3rd – 6th Grade

 

 

This FREE 34 slide erosion and weathering Power Point contains scripture references to the wise man building his house upon the rock, 6 demo/activities and explains the process and results of erosion and weather. The differences between weathering and erosion plus chemical vs. physical weathering are explained.

Check out other science Power Points
Oceans PPT
Atoms & elements PPT
Plant PPT Plants & the Parable of the Sower PPT freebie
Cloud & storm PPT freebie
Hail PPT for elementary freebie
Weather jumbo pack (4 reader’s theater scripts, 2 PPT, card game, bingo and gallery walk)

Skits about Bible cows free
Civics bundle for elementary students
Presidents bulletin board (51 pages with writing prompts)
Presidents writing prompts freebie
Dinosaur bulletin board $3

Free Christian drama resources at Fools for Christ 
Free interactive Bible games

 

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Science Tools Clip Art {FREEBIE}”

by Science Girl Lessons

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

This delightful set of science tools will add beauty and value to your science products. Included are 7 images (pictured above) of common items found in a science lab. Each image is a vector illustration, in PNG, 300dpi format. Vector illustrations are superior to other formats because they can be enlarged far more than traditional clip art, which becomes pixelated when enlarged. Vector illustrations don’t become pixelated.

Included in this package:
-2 multi-colored Beakers
-2 multi-colored Flasks
-2 multi-colored Test Tubes
-1 Pair of Rainbow Goggles
(All images present in this download are visible on the cover page above)

Please check out the FULL VERSION for more tools and back & white images:
Science Tools Clip Art

This zip file contains PDF & PNG files only. If you are having problems opening this zip file, please take a look at this first (Zip File Help). If you are still having problems, don’t hesitate to e-mail me at sciencegirllessons@gmail.com.

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Science Tools Clip Art {Mega Pack}

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Getting Your Classroom NGSS Ready

Getting Your Classroom NGSS Ready

Is your classroom NGSS ready? As primary teachers, you know the importance of building the foundations with your young students during the year to support their futures as students, lifelong learners, and informed citizens. A critical component of these educational foundations is science! But, where do you start?
There are many questions to consider as you plan for a successful year of science learning. What initial steps will you take with NGSS?
As I head into the new school year, I wanted to focus on making my classroom NGSS ready.  I started with a very basic focus wall that included the standard being studied, key vocabulary, essential question and “I can” statement. This way, anyone who walks into my classroom will know what we are currently focusing on.  Check out my 4th grade poster set for an idea of what should be on your focus wall!
I also created a space in the room that houses my new and improved science centers, science materials, exploration materials and science books.
I can’t wait for my students to dive into these new standards!

FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Free Pumpkin Life Cycle”

by MsFultzsCorner

2nd – 4th Grade

 

 

This is a free activity from my Pumpkin Unit for Big Kids Packet

Includes:
Cut and paste life cycle activity in color
Cut and paste life cycle activity in black and white
Answer key (which can also be used as a poster/learning chart!)

 

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Owls Macaws FREE”

by Teaching Treks

Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

Owls and Macaws FREEBIE has 2 original reading passages for emergent and early readers. Each original reading passage has four multiple choice questions and a space to read and draw. Passages are illustrated with high quality photographs and provided in color and black and white.

Also included is a sentence scrambles and 5 owl word wall cards.

These freebies are samples of my Owl Reading Comprehension and Macaw Reading Packs, available here:

Owls Reading Comprehension

Macaws Reading Pack

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Winter Reading Comprehension

Spring Reading Comprehension

Fall Reading Comprehension

Summer Reading Comprehension

Sight Words Search the Winter Kids and Critters

Sight Words Search the Bugs

The Ocean for Kinder Kids

Australia for Kinder Kids

Christmas for Kinder Kids

Fall for Kinder Kids

Thanksgiving for Kinder Kids

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “My Science Notebook Cover”

by The Traveling Classroom

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

This is a fun science notebook cover page that can be stapled, glued, or slid into a sleeve on any notebook. We used it on the front of a spiral notebook to use for all our science recording activities! I hope you find it useful…Enjoy!

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Healthy Eating & Nutrition: I Can Eat a Rainbow {FREEBIE}”

by Curriculum Castle

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

Teach your students the importance of eating colorful fruits and vegetables everyday through our “I Can Eat a Rainbow” activity! Included in this freebie are:

1. Directional Page with a step by step guide and ideas on how to complete this activity with your class.
2. Colorful Foods Chart (examples of fruits and vegetables for each color of the rainbow)
3. “I Can Eat a Rainbow” student printable

*NOTE: This is one activity from our product Healthy Eating: Nutrition and Food Groups.

Enjoy!

~Curriculum Castle

 

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Plant and Animal Cells FREE”

by Tied 2 Teaching

4th – 6th Grade

 

 

Cells

Plant and Animal Cells Diagrams give you two quick blank cell diagram printables to add to your cells unit.

Need a quick assessment, review, or homework assignment? These versatile printables will give you one blank plant cell and one blank animal cell digram. In addition these printables also work well in small groups or for full class instruction by projecting on your smart board!

TWO quick cell diagram printables for you! Simply Print & Go! Enjoy!

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Project Based Learning: Save the Monarchs FREE SAMPLE”

by Sweet Integrations

3rd – 5th Grade

 

 

SAVE THE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES Enjoy a sample of the complete unit This beautiful migrating butterfly is quickly diminishing. After students gather information about the monarch, they can come up with their own ideas for SAVING THE MONARCHS. This PBL is filled with engaging activities, videos, and a Powerpoint about Monarchs.

This PBL unit incorporates 21st Century skills with challenging, engaging, and creative activities. There are lots of opportunity for differentiation and technology integration.

The complete unit Project Based Learning: Save the Monarchs

In the complete unit:
PowerPoint about monarch butterflies and vocabulary
QR Codes to videos (one of the QR Codes is a song. I wouldn’t recommend it for older students.)
KWL
Parts of a butterfly
Crossword puzzle
Resources
I Wonder
Monarchs reading passage
Monarch Sightings table
Monarch Research guide
Mapping the migration
Butterfly Waystation (habitat) and grid
Graphic Organizer
Monarch Research report
Video Commercial
PicCollage with sample
Monarch Butterfly craft and facts with pictures
A Bit More… Additional resources and activities
Google Slides for research – (Replace the last part “edit?usp=sharing” with the word “copy”
You can just put your cursor at the end of the URL and hit delete up until the forward slash. Then type the word “copy” and hit enter.)
I Can Help
My Reflections

** Teachers, you can decide the order you wish to implement the unit. You may want some students to do some of the easier activities and others to do more research and problem-solving. They can easily work in groups during this project.

Please continue to visit my store for more project based learning units.
**Note: Activities can easily be adapted for enrichment or gifted students in other grade levels.
Project Based Learning Units

Project Based Learning Growing Bundle With All 25 Units

Economics/Math
Open a Pet Store With STEM
Project Based Learning: Ice Cream Shop
Project Based Learning: Open a Pizzeria
Project Based Learning: Party Planner
Project Based Learning: Plan a Bake Sale
Project Based Learning: Open a Toy Store
Project Based Learning: Design a Mini-Golf Course
Project Based Learning: Open a Food Truck
Project Based Learning: Open a Coffee Shop
Chocolate Shop

Environment/U.S.
Project Based Learning: Endangered Animals
Project Based Learning: Save the Honey Bees
Project Based Learning: Save the Monarchs
Project Based Learning: Save Our Oceans
Project Based Learning: U.S. Landmarks
Summer Olympic games

Seasonal
Project Based Learning: Earth Day Festival
Project Based Learning: Halloween Party Planner
Project Based Learning: Holiday Tea and Country Research
Project Based Learning: Fall Festival
Project Based Learning: Easter Egg Hunt
Project Based Learning: Slumber Party

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