Use a science notebook to gather and interpret data!

27th April, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Thanks to the BBC for sharing this game with us! Making observations and using data that you collect during science inquiry experiments is an important piece to include in your science notebook. From observations, you collect data, make drawings and illustrations, make charts and graphs, and comment on what you observed or learned.  Use the PDF science » Read More

Share your subtraction strategies in order to solve daily problems!

27th April, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Subtraction is a difficult skill to learn in elementary school but it is used to solve problems every day.  There are many ways to explain subtraction when solving word problems.  Play the subtraction game and then post as many strategies as you can to subtract numbers to solve problems using the form below.  I am » Read More

Observing plant growth while integrating math and science. The perfect connection!

26th April, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 9 Comments

My first grade students are enjoying a unit of study about plant life.  Students have made and recorded daily observations of plant growth in their science journals.  In the photo you will see students using unifix cubes to measure the height of their plants.  We are currently in the process of transplanting our class seedlings » Read More

Student contest for planning an experiment with UV beads. Enter to WIN!!!

25th April, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Click on this link for a free download inquiry activity for your students! Once you are redirected to the Carolina Tips page click on read the complete activity link for the entire free lesson plan and PDF plan. With a downloadable student activity sheet from Carolina™ Curriculum, students develop a question for investigation and then plan » Read More

Use student notebook entries from STC® Organisms to assess student learning

20th April, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

* How well were students able to apply their experiences from the STC ® Organisms  unit to humans? * Do students show growth in their ability to make comparisons among different organisms? * Did students provide plausible reasons why humans are like other animals or plants? What observations do you make when assessing these 1st » Read More

View the Moon Phase for today!

12th April, 2010 - Posted by Teacher - 4 Comments

Teaching the moon phases can be a difficult Earth Science topic when we don’t have our students at school during the night time hours.  This FREE resource allows your students to see the moon phases daily in a technology center in your classroom.  What are some ways that you could use this moon tool in your » Read More

Share your math strategy and win free manipulatives!

5th April, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 10 Comments

The problem below is from Math Out Of The Box Lesson 11: Subtracting Fractions Stan has a problem. Stan’s dad gave him two boards to use in building a birdhouse. One board measured 25 5/16 inches long and the other measured 18 9/16 inches long. What was the difference in the lengths of the boards? » Read More

Where do you fit into the food chain? (A technology center for science notebooking)

1st April, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Teachers…In what ways could you use this online teaching/assessment game in your classroom? Post your lesson ideas below for a chance to win FREE materials. Learn why animals look and act the way they do in this life science unit for grades 3-5. Students will construct and maintain three habitats and learn about the fascinating organisms » Read More

Earth Science technology tool for assessment in your classroom

1st April, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 2 Comments

  Move this online game to a technology station in your classroom! We all know that assessment is key to drive your instruction. Assess your students learning through this interactive blog and connect with 21st century students and teachers around the world. Upload videos, class snapshots, science notebook entries, students interviewing students, or inquiry prompts and » Read More