Give students the dirt on soil with a practical book that brings new meaning to the term "hands-on." Using these 12 activities and two original stories as guides, kids will soon be up to their elbows in the study of soil formation, habitats and land use, animals that depend on soil, plants that grow in soil, soil science, and soil conservation.
This NSTA published book will have kids up to their elbows in the study of soil formation, habitats, animals that depend on soil, plants that grow in soil, land use, and soil conservation. A dozen teacher-tested lesson plans offer helpful background, assessment methods, and suggestions for further exploration. These activities and stories integrate science with art, geography, language arts, math and social studies. Softback, 129 pp., grades K-4.
Fun and fresh End of the Year activities, including a "How to Succeed" brochure to give to next year's class, a "Song and Dance of Learning" group project, a "Summer Goals" flap booklet, a "Suitcase of Memories" keepsake, and more!. For Grades 3-5 ($)
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This resource could be incorporated into a plant unit in kindergarten or 1st grade. This is a diagram that students create to show the different parts of a plant. Students will create their plant and correctly label each part. I will use this as an activity to assess students to determine if they know the parts of the plants. #etlobest
This is an amazing unit on studying rocks and soil. Totally hands-on. They make a rock museum, float pumice and sink other rocks, describe their rocks in their science journals, sift soil, there are printables about what we use rocks for that can go right in the journals. Love this!
Pollinating Plants... With Kool-aid?!? Sometimes teaching about plants can be difficult to make it hands on without an actual plant. Sometimes as much as I wish I did I just don't have a green thumb. That doesn't stop me from finding some way to make it engaging and hands-on for the kiddos! One way that I do this is by teaching children about the life cycle of plants. When I teach about the life cycle we take a pause and discuss pollination. I pull out the cotton balls cupcake cups and…