How do animals respond to a change in their habitat?

6th June, 2011 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 38 Comments

Students conduct a simple experiment to test three animal’s (millipedes, fiddler crabs, and dwarf african frogs) responses to a sudden change in one condition of their habitats: light. Working in groups, students predict, test, observe, and record each animal’s behavioral response to the environmental change. Join this fourth grade class of scientists as they investigate lesson 10 in STC™ » Read More

Observe Millipedes More Closely with STC™ Animal Studies

1st June, 2011 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 45 Comments

Join these fourth graders on their adventure through STC ™Animal Studies as they observe the millipede. Students have created three habitats: water, land, and where land and water meet.  In Lesson 9, students compare and contrast the habitats of the millipedes, crabs, and frogs. By focusing on habitat conditions such as climate, moisture, and light, » 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

Use the law of reflection to change the direction a light ray travels

21st June, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Thank you BBC for sharing this wonderful interactive game! How can you change the direction that a light ray travels? After playing this game in your classroom technology center, use the reply box below to share what you learned about reflecting light and how light travels. Read More

Shadows and Light

3rd May, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Thanks to the British Broadcasting Corporation for sharing this game with us!  Exploring shadows during the day and night are a wonderful way for students to understand the connection between light and shadows.  Use this activity to develop an understanding of position and motion using shadows with a variety of indoor and outdoor objects.  What did » 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

Third Grade Science Fair UV experiment

1st February, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 6 Comments

A third grader in North Carolina submitted this video of data that she collected pertaining to absorption of UV light with a variety of sunscreens.  Thank you to Bryanna in Guilford County Schools, NC for sharing your findings.  Click on the link to see her stunning results! What are some additional ways that you could » Read More