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

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

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