Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

Learning Goals and Success Criteria Poster

Using Formative assessment in your classroom is necessary to be able to learn and grow with your students. Formative assessment can be used in a wide variety of ways. Educators use to formative assessment to evaluate student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress. This can be done during a lesson or an entire unit. Using this poster will help you…

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3-D Printing in the Classroom

I had the amazing opportunity to visit a local Catholic school St. John Regional Catholic School (SJRCS) in Frederick, MD. A wonderful teacher, Lisa Cutchin showed us how to work her 3-D printer. She went through a program called, the Digital Harbor Foundation to obtain training and her 3-D printer. The Digital Harbor Foundation is dedicated to fostering…

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Water Cycle

Here is a quick and easy way to use your bulletin board to show the water cycle. Have the students label the different parts of the process.

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Hatch Live Chicks in the Classroom

Contact a local farm and see if they have a program where they come out and bring incubators with about 40 eggs. It is very simple, all you do is make sure the light is on, and that there is enough water in the incubator. Then on day 21, the chicks start to hatch. Then…

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Chick Writing

I had a parent help and pre-cut these pieces out for the kids. What you need: 3- yellow circles 3- small orange triangles 3- small black hole punch circles 1- large brown semi-circle (students can cut jagged edges) 1- extra large green paper 1- piece of lined paper   This is the fun bulletin board…

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How to Blow a Bubble Gum Bubble !

What have your students write steps on how to chew a bubble gum bubble! This was one of the most fun lessons that I have done this year! I first read the book, POP! The Invention of Bubble Gum. It is a child friendly book that goes over some history and fun facts about bubble…

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Worms need dirt ! Earth Day

Here’s a fun snack for your class, also you can use it to talk about why worms need dirt, layers of the earth, or why it’s important to not liter and keep our planet clean!

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We’re going on a Bear Hunt!

To learn about hibernation, have a bear day where the students each bring in a stuffed bear and a flash light. Set the classroom up like a bear cave using blankets and clothes pins and then use flash lights to read books about hibernation. You could also make a special bear snack like an acorn donut…

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Creepy body parts

Here is a poem I found that I do in my classroom for Halloween time! Great sensory game! Once upon a Halloween night Living in this spooky town Was a man who died of fright Bearing the name of Brown. Many and many a year has passed Since they buried Brown away, But his withering…

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Meet Skeleton!

Meet Skeletoni!! A cool science/art Halloween activity to do is to talk about body parts while creating your own skeleton out of PASTA!! Credit to Tiffany Mahaney for the awesome idea!  

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Bees make apples??

A great fun interactive lesson for you to do with your students is to talk about pollination! Not every bees that go to a flower is pollinating. Show the kids how hard it is to pollinate a flower.  The bees passing through a flower might happen to pollinate that flower. Materials: Popsicle sticks, small sticky…

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Apples, Apples, Apples

September is known for it’s apples! Help the kids understand that apples don’t just come from the grocery store. Math is a good time to do this activity. It involves voting and simply graphing. :-) I bought a jar of apple butter, a jug of apple cider, some red, yellow and green apples, and some…

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