What materials do magnets attract?

17th December, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 1 Comment

The National Science Education Standards for K-4 state that students should understand that “Magnets attract and repel each other and certain kinds of other materials.” Carolina’s Curriculum Connections: STC™ Magnets and Motors How do you use magnets in your science instruction? In addition to working with manipulatives, add this game to a technology station and provide » Read More

Is your kid a veggie kid?

16th December, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 13 Comments

THE SECRET to getting kids wildly enthusiastic about vegetables:  invite them to rap about veggies!  While these Bridge Point grade school rap stars were filmed they were asked about their veggie-eating habits, and–WITHOUT EXCEPTION–each rapper explained what he/she now does to eat more vegetables.  Watch, and be inspired! Get the Flash Player to see this player. Nutrition » Read More

How does your heartbeat change?

11th December, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

What is your pulse? Let’s find out! 1. Find your pulse on your wrist and count the beats for 15 seconds. 2. Multiply that number by 4.  (This will tell you how many times your heart beats in 1 minute.) 3. What is your pulse? How is your pulse different before exercising and after exercising? » Read More

Observe the STC™ Organisms Unit in a first grade classroom. Teaching Lesson 10, Observing Bess Beetles and comparing them with Pill Bugs

7th December, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Thanks to Guilford County Schools for sharing their science students in action! In lesson 10 of the STC™ Organisms Unit, students are introduced to a second woodland animal, the Bess Beetle. Students observe the Bess Bug in the same environment as the pill bug. * Students observe, draw, and describe Bess beetles or millipedes. * Students share their » Read More

Developing Geometric Logic with MOOTB: Building with 3-D Shapes

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

Lesson Submitted by Shannon Graham Engage: allows students to make connections between past and present learning experiences and also provides a natural pre-assessment for both the teacher and the student.  (Lowery, 1998; Wolfe, 2001). Investigate: implies that understanding cannot be imposed on the learner, but instead is developed progressively by the learner, beginning with concrete and » Read More