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

Observe the STC™ Organisms in a first grade classroom. Teaching lesson 3, “Planting our Seeds” in an elementary classroom

4th May, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 12 Comments

Science and Technology for Children® Organisms Unit:  Planting Our Seeds lesson 3   By the end of the unit your students will understand that:   Plants and animals are two kinds of organisms. Organisms are similar in some ways and different in others. The new starting point in the life cycle of a plant is » Read More

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

Free graphing program for science data collection

28th February, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 3 Comments

When collecting scientific data during an inquiry experiment it is always valuable to record your observations in the form of a graph.  This free software allows students to record their data in a variety of graphs and print out the graph in the computer lab or classroom.  Think about recording plant growth in the early » Read More