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Kids Ahead - Activities. Activities. The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites. TinkerLab - for Mini Makers and Inventors. IPad Projects for Kids. Saving a Site Page as a PDF File. Science Snacks: Projects and Activities You Can Do! MAKE. Class Activities. Berry Organic Solar Energy Posted on July 10th, 2015 by Mary Lord High school students working in teams of four learn how a device made with dye from berries can be used to convert light energy into electrical energy by building their own organic solar cells and measuring performance based on power output.

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Science Snacks: Projects and Activities You Can Do! NOTCOT.ORG. SBG14_ActivityGuide.pdf. Middle School Activities & Games. Project Library - Community Science Workshop Network. Lesson Plans. Educational Idea Sheets - Resource Area For Teaching. “Selfies” (exactly where I want to be) Project Library - Community Science Workshop Network. "Iron Science Teacher" Videos, Webcasts, Podcasts & Slideshows. Iron Science Teacher. Ipad Projects & Products for Primary by Lisa Carnazzo. Science Explorer: At Home Science Projects. Blowing, Bouncing, Bursting Bubbles Bubble Bomb - Using baking soda and vinegar, you can pop a plastic bag with the power of fizz.

Science Explorer: At Home Science Projects

Balloon Blow-Up -Not all bubbles are made with soap! Bubbularium - Make an observatory to see the amazing colors in bubbles! It's All Done With Mirrors Up Periscope! - Build a mirrored tube that lets you see around corners and over walls. Lesson Plans. eGFI - For Teachers. EiE_Newsletter. Elementary and Middle School Lesson Plans, The Engineering Place (K-20 Outreach), NC State University. MAKESHOP. Educator Resources. Classroom Activities. Video Zone. Jlindsey. Edtech Index. Playing-with-Measurement.pdf. Science Experiments, Projects & Toys for Kids. Craftster.org - A Community for Crafts and DIY Projects with Free Craft Ideas, Inspiration, Advice and More. Make It @ Your Library. Jump to navigation What are you looking for?

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Recent Easy Cardboard Shelves Cardboard Chair LittleBits 8-bit Jukebox Physical Controller for Tablet or Smartphone The Jean Luc Picard Obedient Wood Duct Tape Magic Wallet. DESIGN SQUAD . Teacher's Guide. Written especially for middle school teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the Teacher's Guide has 11 activities divided into three units-- force, electricity, and sound-- topics found in nearly every physical science curriculum.

DESIGN SQUAD . Teacher's Guide

Order a printed copy of the Teacher's Guide You'll need a PDF Reader to view these files. You may download the entire Design Squad Teacher's Guide PDF (3.2 MB) or in the following sections or jump to the unit you're doing: DESIGN SQUAD . On the Moon Activity Guide. Written in collaboration with NASA, this guide has six activities that bring engineering and NASA's moon missions to life.

DESIGN SQUAD . On the Moon Activity Guide

Two activities—Launch It and Touchdown—are for grades 3-8 (and work well at events). Three activities—Roving on the Moon, Heavy Lifting, and On Target—are for grades 6-12. One activity—Feel the Heat—is for grades 9-12. DESIGN SQUAD . Activity Guide. Skip Navigation PBSKids Go!

DESIGN SQUAD . Activity Guide

DESIGN SQUAD . Educator's Guide. Organized by theme, the Educator's Guide has 10 activities focused on electricity, force and energy, structures, and simple machines.

DESIGN SQUAD . Educator's Guide

You'll need a PDF Reader to view these files. You may download the entire DESIGN SQUAD Educator's Guide or in the following sections: Front and Back Covers Download PDF (1.1M) Ds_pe_ed_guide_complete. DS_Invent_Guide_Full. DS_TG_full. STEM-Works - Robotics Activities. Exploratorium's PIE scrapbook (table of contents) HowStuffWorks - Learn How Everything Works! Craftster.org - A Community for Crafts and DIY Projects with Free Craft Ideas, Inspiration, Advice and More.

Upcycling Ideas and Inspiration. Library Makerspaces. High-Low Tech. Crafts · Free craft projects, ideas and tutorials using on Cut Out + Keep. Home. Bizarre Stuff Catalogue. Free Student Software Downloads. Show What You Know with Media » What do you want to create today? Common Core Standards Explorer. Science Fair Project Ideas, Answers, & Tools. 17 Things You Didn't Know Google Chrome Could Do.

Projects to Engage Middle School Readers. It's my fault.

Projects to Engage Middle School Readers

I'll admit it. During my eight years in the classroom, I ruined at least two amazing literary works by assigning horrifically dull reading projects. My only hope is that those middle school students, whose enthusiasm I quashed, found another way to become passionate about literature. Peanuts raises some interesting questions about the value of reading projects. Does Lucy clearly articulate her understanding of Peter Rabbit? In middle school, we ask students to dissect texts and perform literary analysis.

Demonstrate understanding of the plot elementsExplore the role of tone and themeIdentify significant scenes or events and their impact on the storyAnalyze a character and show an understanding of that character's motivationsExplain the relationship between the author's life and the story . . . does it have to be an essay or book report? Book Trailers In the spirit of movie trailers, book trailers allow students to create video advertisements to entice new readers. Podcasts. Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects. The start of the school year offers an ideal time to introduce students to project-based learning.

Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

By starting with engaging projects, you'll grab their interest while establishing a solid foundation of important skills, such as knowing how to conduct research, engage experts, and collaborate with peers. In honor of Edutopia's 20th anniversary, here are 20 project ideas to get learning off to a good start. 1. Lesson Plans. Google Apps for Education. Tom Daccord, Director of EdTechTeacher (MA) Justin Reich Co-Founder of EdTechTeacher (MA) Greg Kulowiec, Instructor & Presenter (MA) Beth Holland, Communications & Instruction (RI) Shawn McCusker, Instructor & Presenter, (IL) Patrick Larkin, Senior Associate & Instructor (MA)

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Leds & Light Hacks. Electricity & Magnetism: Introduction. Electricity is related to charges, and both electrons and protons carry a charge. The amount of the charge is the same for each particle, but opposite in sign. Electrons carry a negative charge while protons carry positive charge. The objects around us contain billions and billions of atoms, and each atom contains many protons and electrons. The protons are located in the center of the atom, concentrated in a small area called the nucleus. The electrons are in motion outside of the nucleus in orbitals. There aren't a lot of places that you can see electricity. It's easy to see the uses of electricity around you. Or search the sites for a specific topic. Core Video : Free Movies : Download & Streaming. Home - www.TeachEngineering.org. Curriculum: Engineering is Elementary. Museum of Science, Boston. Posted on August 27th, 2009 by axb At Boston’s Museum of Science, the Engineering is Elementary (EiE) project aims to foster engineering and technological literacy among children.

EiE is creating a research-based, standards-driven, and classroom-tested curriculum that integrates engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary science topics. EiE lessons not only promote K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning, but also connect with literacy and social studies. Storybooks featuring children from a variety of cultures and backgrounds introduce students to an engineering problem. Students are then challenged to solve a problem similar to that faced by the storybook character. The Engineering is Elementary project also helps elementary school educators enhance their understanding of engineering concepts and pedagogy through professional development workshops and resources. Engineering Everywhere Curriculum Units. 10 Hands-On Workshops for Kids at Maker Faire - Make:

Whether you’re a young maker yourself or the parent of one, I’m sure you’re just as excited about Maker Faire as we are. While we invite people of all ages to roam throughout the Faire, you’ll definitely want to check out the plethora of exhibits specifically aimed at young makers. Toys from Trash. Organize Your Whole House with One Trip to the Dollar Store. There are any number of excuses I can make for why I haven’t taken the time to organize our house: not enough time to do it all, don’t know where to start, organizational supplies are too expensive, etc.

It’s easy to get discouraged and quit before I am even started. But the truth is, the supplies to get an entire house in order don’t have to cost a small fortune. Most of them can be found right at the local dollar store. NASA Sci Files. The NASA Sci Files™ is an inquiry-based and standards-based, Emmy® award-winning series of 60-minute instructional programs for students in grades 3-5.

Programs are designed to introduce students to NASA; integrate mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method; and to motivate students to become critical thinkers and active problem solvers. The series includes an instructional broadcast, a companion educator's guide, an interactive web site featuring a PBL activity, plus a wealth of instructional resources. The NASA Science Files™ airs nationally on Cable Access, ITV, and PBS-member stations. Program partners include Christopher Newport University, Hampton City Public Schools, Busch Gardens (Williamsburg, VA), Sea World (Tampa, FL), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Click "View Video" to start the video. NASA Simulations. Welcome to Knowitall.org. Knowitall.org by Subject.