A new study on the radiation emitted by everyday objects highlights the fact that we interact with radioactive materials every day. Researchers used a portable gamma radiation meter to measure the external gamma radiation emitted in a North Carolina home.
Great ideas and resource for teaching about materials such as plastic, fabric, wood and metal from science sparks repined by Charlotte's Clips http://pinterest.com/kindkids/sensual-science-charlotte-s-clips/
Playground Design Challenge - This is a fun, hands-on culminating activity for the Grade 1 Ontario Science Curriculum: Materials, Objects & Everyday Structures. Students will design and build their own playground structure. I have included the materials we used, a marking rubric, and pictures of finished projects from my classroom. My students LOVED this project! #teachersherpa