Volcanoes, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, OH MY!

29th July, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 2 Comments

* What is a tornado? * What causes a tornado? * What damage do tornadoes do? * How are tornados forecasted? * Create your own tornado simulation! * What is a volcano? * Where do volcanoes occur? * How do they form? * What types are there? * How do they erupt? * Make your » Read More

What’s up with puddles? Plan your own experiment about evaporation!

14th July, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 1 Comment

Kids are always up for investigating rain puddles. Carolina™ Curriculum has designed an activity to help students generate an investigable question and then plan an experiment. Use a graphic novel from Carolina’s Science Magnifier™ (Yellow Dot, for grades 2–3) as an attention-grabbing starting point. Then download and use an activity sheet to guide students through » Read More

Interactive white boards a hit in Chicago! Way to go Troy schools!

6th July, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 2 Comments

Jacqueline Garretson, third-grade teacher at the Troy Hofer Elementary School, assists student Michelle Bloomquist with Troy School District’s new Mimio system. (Marianne Eisenbrandt/For Sun-Times Media) Written by MARIANNE EISENBRANDT For Sun-Times Media JOLIET — Brianna Buccellato is so inspired by new technology in her classroom at the Troy Hofer Elementary School that she finds learning » Read More