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20 5th Grade Science Projects That Will Blow Your Students’ Minds. "We love doing science at the upper elementary level because 10- and 11-year-olds are so naturally curious and ready to learn about the world. These 5th grade science projects are great for whole-class experimentation or as a science fair project. Go ahead and give them a try!"
Science Dictionary: Biology, Physics, and More. "Science Dictionary, as its name indicates, provides definitions of more than 1000,000 scientific terms across different scientific fields including biology, physics, chemistry, geology, oceanography, astronomy, environmental science and many more. It also provides visual illustrations in the forms of diagrams and images. Some scientific terms come with audio pronunciation in both American and British accents so students can learn how to say th
40 Spring Science Ideas for Kids. "Springtime is a great time of year to explore science with little ones! The weather is warming, the bugs are coming back above ground, and there are flowers growing everywhere! If you’re looking for a way to make science fun this spring, these awesome spring science ideas are just what you need! There are so many great activities for exploring plant science, water, animals, and even hands-on experiments you and the kids will love this spring!"
18 Solar System Projects. "As I was looking for ideas for our upcoming solar system unit I decided to browse around pinterest to get some inspiration. WOW! There are such creative people out there. With such a plethora of super creative and fun solar system projects for kids I just had to make a round up to share with all of you."
The Edible Pudding Slime Recipe That Smells AMAZING! "Today we dug some old boxes of instant pudding out of the back of our pantry — who knows how long they’ve been there, so might as well get some use out of them! The result was a fantastic-smelling hybrid between slime and play dough. We even tried a couple different flavors and made a banana split! Because more slime = more fun! The best part is that this pudding slime recipe is made with all food ingredients, so if your kiddo sneaks
16 Videos About the Science of Winter Olympics Sports. "The National Science Foundation offers a YouTube playlist of sixteen videos on the science of Winter Olympics events. These short videos teach lessons on the physics and engineering behind the events we see on television. The videos are almost eight years old now, but the science concepts covered are just as relevant to these Olympic games as they were to previous Winter Olympics."
Transfer of Energy Science Experiment. "For this experiment, all you need is a ruler with a groove in the middle and some marbles. The rolling marble can only transfer the amount of energy that it has – one marble can transfer energy to one marble, two marbles can transfer enough to move two marbles, etc." "Explore the concept of energy transfer with marbles and a ruler. Fun and simple science experiment for kids!"
Teaching the Scientific Method & a Free Printable. "The scientific method is the backbone of all science. It’s the general set of steps that all scientists and researchers follow in order to learn new stuff about the world, although it is fluid and flexible and sometimes done in a different order. I created this free scientific method printable that you can download and fill out with your kids. Click the image to download."
Science Freebies and Resources. "Here you'll find dozens of free printables and helpful website links for the upper elementary or middle school science classroom. The resources and links on this page are organized into the following categories. Click each heading to jump directly to a topic. • General Science • Environmental Science • Force, Motion, and Simple Machines • Landforms, Weathering, and Erosion • Weather and Climate • Tropical Rain Forest Resources • Laura Candler's Cooper
19 Fun Ideas & Resources for Force and Motion. "Teach force and motion with style by using experiments free printables and resources that will help bring science concepts alive. This collection of force and motion ideas should help you cover the topics of texture, gravity, incline and some simple machines"
How Arctic Animals Stay Warm. "Learning about how arctic animals stay warm in temperatures well below freezing is fascinating. This hands-on kitchen science experiment gives kids a very corporeal understanding of how animals like polar bears, penguins, seals, whales, and walruses have adapted to live in some of the harshest conditions on the planet."
Gingerbread Play Dough Mindfulness Exercise. "I am always blown away by how well elementary school students engage with mindfulness exercise and recognize the ways in which their senses clue them in to their feelings. This activity is perfect for just that as the students will use all of their senses to explore their feelings and responses as they play with delightful-smelling play dough!"
A Fun Game About Ecosystems. "Feed the Dingo is a fun game that teaches students about the importance of maintaining balanced ecosystems. In the game students have to build and maintain a desert ecosystem." "Players strive to create a balanced desert ecosystem in which each animal has enough food to survive over a period of 12 days, in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Players see how the different species of plants and animals in a desert depend on one another."
Cloud Unit. " This little unit includes: Information page on clouds Two cloud poems Cloud comparison chart to post Cloud comparison matching activity for kids Cloud watcher template Pics of how to use cloud watcher Cloud watcher recording sheet Three main kinds of clouds interactive chart for journals Cloud watcher reporter It looked Like Spilt Milk activity with written expression Rain cloud in a jar activity Place value mystery picture (cloud)"
Sink or Float and Ocean's Zones. Download both of these printables to enhance your Science lesson. " All you need to do is prepare two bowls of water--one fresh and one very salty. Then, have the students place the items in the bowls and record if they sink or float." "We also did a lesson on the ocean's zones and made a fun foldable to hold facts about each layer. The kids were totally into all of those creepy creatures down in the twilight and midnight zones! The original idea for this
Graphing and Data Analysis. Graphing and Data Analysis: A Scientific Method Activity " In this activity, students are given information about plants that are grown with and without the assistance of mycorrhizae. Quantitative data is given. Students graph the data and answer 8 data analysis questions."
Teaching Earth Changes. " This blog posts shares about teaching earth science and provides a FREE download for teaching the three layers of the earth!" " Our planet is an amazing place and so much fun to teach! I hope your students will love the activities planned in this unit as much as mine did. Each activity has been tested out by excited third graders. This unit explores the three layers of the earth."
Solar System Study. " Solar System Study Jams Interactive Notebook This interactive notebook is perfect for technology-based independent or small group work. There are 20 pages in the full file and it will keep your students engaged while learning about the solar system! You will need access to the internet and sound to complete these activities! This sampler product interactive notebook includes: -Two INB activities -One quiz with answer key"
Scientific Method. Science Process Skills are introduced with this poster along with the Scientific Method poster. Have students fill out the Scientific Method worksheet while explore their science hypothesis! Scroll to the bottom of the blog. Click on the picture at the bottom of the page to get your free posters and worksheet.
Dental Health. Take a look at these videos that help students learn the most effective ways to take care of their teeth. "A teacher approved list of dental health videos for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. These videos cover brushing and making food choices. Each of these videos really drives home the importance of taking good care of your teeth by brushing and flossing every day, visiting the dentist regularly, and eating healthy foods."