How To Use a Microscope: Using a microscope isn't difficult. With a little precision and practice you'll be a pro in no time. The key is to make small and careful movements as you make your way from larger to smaller.
Science Interactive Notebooks are the cornerstone of my science curriculum and continue to be because of these Keys to a Successful Science Interactive Notebook that I keep in mind when designing new material for you. Check out my new website http://www.nittygrittyscience.com a great resource for all your teaching needs.
Cell Bingo: This is a bingo game that I created for my middle school science students to review key vocabulary from our cell parts unit. Students fill their card with any words from the list and I call out the definition. If they know the definition and have the word on their card, they mark it.
Here is a great science craft to teach kids about alternative energy: a solar oven! Harnessing the power of the sun is cool and teaches us about caring for our environment and using renewable resources. Best of all, kids can make a snack they love, nachos, using the solar oven they made using this DIY. The directions are remarkably easy and you might already own all of the materials needed. It's a wonderful summer activity to do with your own kids, or in a community or classroom setting.
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Math Word Walls have been a total game changer in my classroom! Now my students actively use the vocabulary cards on bulletin board to remind them of key concepts. These Math Word Wall Cards are available for Kindergarten, First Grade, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th!
Interactive Notebook Resources ready to use in the middle school history/social studies middle classroom. There are so many benefits to using the interactive notebook at the middle school level. Comprehension and retention are increased, students learn key concepts in multiple ways, and creativity and higher-level thinking are incorporated on a daily basis.
This article shares Keys to a Successful Science Interactive Notebook which will help you and your students organize, maintain and ENJOY this learning tool throughout the school year. Nitty Gritty Science