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Teachers. Circuits And Electricity | Teaching Ideas. Search for Ideas and Resources Filter Results Menu Circuits and Electricity Help your children to learn about circuits and electricity, using our free teaching and learning resources. Filter by age Filter by type (Select all / Select none) Filter by theme Select All Electric Eddy Energy Saving Game This handy resource includes instructions, a board and question cards to enable your children to play the 'Electric Eddy Board Game'.

View Switches A worksheet which helps children to investigate switches. View Circuits Missing Words Can your pupils use their knowledge of circuits to fill in the missing words on this sheet? View How to make an electromagnet A set of instructions with an activity sheet to use as part of the investigation. View Circuit Symbols Can your pupils copy these circuit symbols correctly?

View Make the Circuit Work Will your pupils be able to make their circuits work using these worksheets? View Circuit Symbols and Diagrams View Conductors and Insulators Worksheet View Name the Circuit Symbol View View. Life in the Universe. Life in the Universe This lecture is the intellectual property of Professor S.W.Hawking. You may not reproduce, edit, translate, distribute, publish or host this document in any way with out the permission of Professor Hawking.Note that there may be incorrect spellings, punctuation and/or grammar in this document. This is to allow correct pronunciation and timing by a speech synthesiser. In this talk, I would like to speculate a little, on the development of life in the universe, and in particular, the development of intelligent life. About BOP | Billion Oyster Project. Restoring Our Harbor, Reconnecting New Yorkers to the Water. BOP IS AN ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION AND EDUCATION PROJECT aimed at restoring one billion live oysters to New York Harbor and engaging hundreds of thousands of school children through restoration based STEM education programs.

Students at New York Harbor School have been growing and restoring oysters in New York Harbor for the last six years. They have learned to SCUBA dive safely, raise oyster larvae, operate and maintain vessels, build and operate commercial-scaled oyster nurseries, design underwater monitoring equipment and conduct long-term authentic research projects all in the murky, contaminated, fast moving waters of one of the busiest ports in the country.

Together and with the help of many partners these students have restored over eleven million oysters. Thirty-six public schools have partnered with the project to provide authentic, place-based science and math lessons through the lens of oyster restoration. Why Oysters? Project 2061. Search Performance Expectations. Skip to main content Search form Go to the signup form > Search Performance Expectations You can also view DCI arrangements or topical arrangements of standards. Search for performance expectations using the categories below. Note that adding criteria from multiple categories narrows your results. MS-PS1-1 Matter and its Interactions MS-PS1-2 Matter and its Interactions MS-PS1-3 Matter and its Interactions MS-PS1-4 Matter and its Interactions MS-PS1-5 Matter and its Interactions MS-PS1-6 Matter and its Interactions MS-PS2-1 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions MS-PS2-2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions MS-PS2-3 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions MS-PS2-4 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions MS-PS2-5 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions MS-PS3-1 Energy MS-PS3-2 Energy MS-PS3-3 Energy MS-PS3-4 Energy MS-PS3-5 Energy MS-PS4-1 Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer MS-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes.

Engineering is Elementary | Developed by the Museum of Science, Boston. Take a look at the unique ways that TpT’ers are celebrating Earth Day with their students. You’ll find recycling-themed lessons, photography projects, and activities to supplement nature walks. Three cheers for Earth Day! (Image from an Apples and ABC’s blog post by TpT Teacher-Author, Michelle Griffo) Resources for the Little Sprouts “When Earth Day comes around here in Kansas, we’re usually bursting with energy and ready to go outside after being inside all winter!”

To incorporate poetry into the day, Lucky to Be In First by Molly Lynch likes to have her kids write a poem to the earth. A self-described Earth Day lover, Green Grubs Garden Club says, “Every day should be Earth Day, and I’d like to think that 90 percent of my store is Earth Day-focused!” Another great way to celebrate Earth Day is to take a walk outside. Brittany Lynch- Tickles in Pink Primary looks forward to Earth Day because her school welcomes a special visitor. Resources for the Taller Trees. Apples and ABC's: Earth Day Tree. I was inspired by two different Earth Day crafts from Pinterest, and I decided to combine the two. You can find the original pictures {here} and {here}. The children will use the recycled materials: cardboard, empty liter soda bottles, white paper, and paint to make a cherry blossom tree, or apple tree.

I decided to combine two Earth Day crafts that I found on Pinterest {I am sure you have seen these too!}. The first one is a Cherry Blossom Tree from Alpha Mom. She made it look so beautiful painting with a soda bottle... The second Earth Day art project that I loved was from Mum Paints Lives where she used cardboard as the trunks of the trees. I haven't done this project with my class yet, we will do it next week when we come back from Spring Break. I cut apart the card board and glued down pieces to make a tree trunk and tree branches.

I decided to make one look like a cherry blossom tree. I dipped the bottom of the bottle in the paint and then pressed it around the branches of the tree. Piczle Lines. BrainPOP Movies. Create a Free Website, Online Store, or Blog. Teacher Resources | BOEM. Science Writer. Welcome to CAST Science Writer, the tool that supports students in writing lab and class reports. This tool is geared toward middle school and high school students. Check out the supports and help available in Science Writer described below. Or click the "Take a Tour" button above to see how Science Writer works. A Report Structure All parts of a science or lab report are broken into small steps so the author can concentrate on one part of the report at a time. A Process for Writing Science Writer helps you through the process of draft, revise, and edit when writing a science report.

Sentence Starters The "Help Me Get Started" button has two functions (1) it divides the writing into smaller sections and (2) provides sentence starters when on the draft screens in the writing process. Checklists Checklists are available when you revise and edit your science report. Journal This is a place in Science Writer where you may write notes, reflect, make comments or questions, or keep track of data. Games for Science Learning and Scientific Discovery.

Even though more people are recognizing the potential for teaching and learning through video games, there are still plenty of skeptics -- those who see video games as a mindless distraction, as entertainment and not education. But the work of a research center at the University of Washington may be at the forefront of challenging that notion. And this isn't just about how students can benefit from educational gaming either; it's about how scientific discovery can benefit from gamers.

That latter element has found UW's Center for Game Science in the news a lot lately, as one of the games it developed has helped lead to a breakthrough in AIDS research. Creative Research Outsourcing The game in question is called, an online protein-folding game. asks players to work with proteins' 3D structures (in other words, how the proteins "fold"). Since the game's release, some 100,000 people have played Foldit, most of whom have little or no background in biochemistry.

Classroom Compulsion: Arctic Freeze Blubber Experiment. Why is the Arctic and Antarctica cold? An experiment for kids. - The Hands-On Homeschooler. This month, we are doing a unit study of the Antarctica and the Arctic with The Usual Mayhem, No Doubt Learning, Journey 2 Excellence, and Childhood Beckons. This week, we decided to look at why the Arctic and Antarctica are cold. Our inspiration comes from Sunshine Makes the Seasons by Franklyn Branley. (As I’ve mentioned before, I LOVE these “Let’s Read and Find Out Science books”!) The book does a wonderful job of explaining that the earth’s rotation around the sun determines which season we are in.

The latter half of the book encourages the children to use an orange and a flashlight to see exactly how the daylight/nighttime works as well as to simulate the seasons. To create your orange “earth”, you pierce an orange with a pencil, draw a line for the equator, and place a thumbtack at your approx. location on the earth. We went into a dark room, and then shined the flashlight on the orange “earth.”

Finally, we started to explore the 2 poles – the North Pole and the South Pole. National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: Chapter 2—The Themes of Social Studies. Standards Main Page Executive Summary Preface Introduction Thematic Strands Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of culture and cultural diversity. Human beings create, learn, share, and adapt to culture. Cultures are dynamic and change over time. Through experience, observation, and reflection, students will identify elements of culture as well as similarities and differences among cultural groups across time and place.

In schools, this theme typically appears in units and courses dealing with geography, history, sociology, and anthropology, as well as multicultural topics across the curriculum. Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of the past and its legacy. Studying the past makes it possible for us to understand the human story across time. Knowing how to read, reconstruct and interpret the past allows us to answer questions such as: How do we learn about the past? 5 Future Trends That Will Impact the Learning Ecosystem. As summer reflections on the past school year turn into aspirations for the next year, it's important to keep in mind the big picture of change in education. Five shifts in how we think about schools and education in general will help to regenerate the learning ecosystem, and will provoke our imagination about new possibilities for teaching and learning. 1.

Democratized Entrepreneurship Democratized entrepreneurship will spread an entrepreneurial mindset among learners, educators and communities, accelerating a groundswell of grassroots innovation. Entrepreneurship is no longer reserved for those few with the resources to buffer risk and the social capital to access expertise and guidance.

To take advantage of this trend: Begin to cultivate an edupreneurial mindset of experimentation, risk-taking, learning from failure, creative problem-solving, and market awareness in your classroom, and expand it to your school and district. 2. 3. 4. 5. EED - School Health. Scientific Kids - Kids Pages - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Scientific Kids - Kids Pages - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Atlantis Remixed. Enercities. National Science Teachers Association.

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