Marching across the solar system

Want a clever way to help your students visualize the solar system? Check out Mrs. Wills Kindergarten Blog. She created a fabulous scaled model of the solar system in her school’s hallway. We think this map would be helpful to [Read more…]

A skit starring slope

Those of you that love Oscar season as much as I do, might be in drama hangover mode now that the awards shows have come to an end. Worry not. I am here to help!

You can recreate the experience of high drama, lights, and breathtaking dialogue by working with students on skits related to your area of study. One of my favorite posts on this is an oldie (but a goodie) from [Read more…]

Tasty, beautiful, and intriguing science instruction?

Steve Spangler’s science website and blog has so many cool tools and resources for teachers. It should be bookmarked by science teachers and elementary educators as well.

A guest post by Kristin Fitch caught my attention because of the focus on different ways of learning in the science classroom. Differentiation is not only about teaching to student levels or abilities, but [Read more…]

Dissolve into science

A new year and a new blog. I have never featured Sue Cahalane’s blog, Science for Kids, before but I will certainly be doing so in the future. This featured idea is engaging and appropriate for diverse learners and it includes easy step-by-step directions for the lab focused on [Read more…]

Graffiti board review

We try to feature (as much as possible) ideas that can be used across content areas so they may be repeated and learned across the school year. The graffiti board review is one such activity.

Mrs. Harris from Adventures of Room 129 uses this activity as an engaging review and as a way to get [Read more…]

Games for chemistry class

Looking for ways to “shake up” what goes on in your chemistry classroom? Try these games at Bright Hub Education for a review or for an introduction to new material. I really like them all, but Atom Arranging is my favorite by far!

Spooky science

It’s not too late to conduct Halloween-inspired science experiments at school or at home. Check out these ideas from Science Bob’s Blog and then gather the materials to make your slime or bubbling potion!

Differentiating science instruction

Glencoe/McGraw Hill has assembled a list of tips for differentiating science instruction on Teaching Today, their teacher-support website. Print it off and pass it on or e-blast it to your colleagues who teach science. These tips are [Read more…]

FUN FRIDAY: A space for those who love space

Lately I have been hooked on NASA’s Kids Club page. I think I am interested in this flashy site because I am currently plowing through and loving The Astronaut Wives Club and because I love sites with [Read more…]

FUN FRIDAY: Creative cell models

Before today, I had not featured any lessons from Math, Science, Social Studies…Oh My, but I am sure I will be going back for more after discovering this top-notch post about student 3-D cell projects. Amy Alvis, a creative middle school teacher, blogs about several different subject areas on her site. You will love her detailed descriptions of [Read more…]