How do you teach Solids and Liquids?

19th August, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 1 Comment

Solids and liquids are two different states of matter with completely different properties.  Play the game and then brainstorm some ways to teach the concept of solids and liquids with your peers.   By the end of the unit your students will understand that: * Some properties of solids and liquids can be identified by » Read More

Experiment with conductors and insulators to complete an electrical circuit.

19th August, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Experiment with conductors and insulators to try to light the bulb.  What materials let electricity pass through? Why do you think so? Record your answers below.  What other materials might you try to use to complete the circuit?     Are you interested in electricity and want to find out more in your classroom? Check » Read More

Changing electrical circuits and recording outcomes

19th August, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Experiment with the game provided to see how you can change the brightness of the lightbulb by changing the circuit. What were some ways that you changed the intensity of the light? Submit your answers below.       Read More

Learn more about motion and technological design

13th August, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 3 Comments

Game courtesy of BBC Click on the image for a sample lesson building vehicles with a sail! Look in the bottom left corner.         Students, What did you learn about Motion and Design?   Read More

Investigating Rocks and Minerals

13th August, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Game courtesy of BBC Teach students about the fascinating world beneath their feet with this earth science unit for grades 2-4. Your class will use tools and processes that real geologists use to categorize large, high-quality rock and mineral samples. Your class will also learn how rocks form and the value of keeping records and » Read More

CellCraft: Exploring the Cell Through Gaming

6th August, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

CellCraft is a state of the art game that invites students to delve into the world of the cell, learning about how a cell functions while helping it survive in hostile environments. The student will gain an understanding of important molecules such as glucose and ATP, as well as a variety of cellular organelles, while » Read More