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SAPS Primary Resources Homepage. Designing the Groove Pizza. Math Patterns in Children's Literature. All Experiments. Activities for Strengthening Observation Skills. Knowing the process by which your child is growing gives you many options to help support and advance development.

Activities for Strengthening Observation Skills

Use the below activities to ignite your child’s passion, nurture a weak area, or foster the advancement of a strength. Animals & Habitats: Children this age present an interesting mix of fantasy- and reality-based ideas. Their animism (belief that animals and humans act the same) is strong, as is their creative idea formation. Build off of both and support the development of your child’s schema (foundation knowledge), logic skills, and creative thinking with these activities: Perspective Taking, Literacy Skills, Emotional Development: Second Law of Motion Experiments. Sir Isaac Newton's second law of motion states that the force exerted by a moving object is equal to its mass times its acceleration in the direction from which it is pushed, stated as the formula F=ma.

Second Law of Motion Experiments

Because force is proportional to mass and acceleration, doubling either the mass or acceleration while leaving the other constant will double the force of impact; the force of impact increases when an object of constant weight is subject to greater acceleration. You can explore several different experiments that demonstrate this principle. Crater Experiment.

Catapult by Kyla Rudd on Prezi. Lesson Plans. Lady beetles StudentA. Which falls faster - a feather or a hammer? - BBC Teach. Questioning Techniques for the Classroom. No opt out is an all or nothing strategy that requires the students to answer questions that are asked of them correctly.

Questioning Techniques for the Classroom

Incorrect or partially answered questions should be corrected by other students who have their hands raised, continuing until the right answer is given. If an incorrect answer is given then that student will continue to be asked questions until a correct answer is given. Student Who Refuses to Try – If a student replies I don’t know or I don’t want to answer, turn to another student and ask them the same question, once you achieve the correct answer from another student, turn back to the first student who could not answer the question and ask them if they can answer now.

This reinforces that, that particular student needs to participate. Important Point – To ensure students confidence, make sure that you as a teacher approach this strategy in a cheerful and positive manner, also having this attitude makes them know that you believe that they can do it. Veritasium Video Homework. Validity vs Reliability vs Accuracy in Physics Experiments. Introduction to Validity, Reliability, and Accuracy of Experiments Practical assessments are designed to test your practical skills: how well you can design and carry out an experiment and analyse results, but also your understanding of the purpose of the experiment and its limitations.

Validity vs Reliability vs Accuracy in Physics Experiments

One aspect of this is the reliability, validity, and accuracy of the experiment. So what do these terms mean and how do these things affect each other? In this article we discuss: Graphing. Identifying Trends, Patterns & Relationships in Scientific Data - Video & Lesson Transcript. El método científico (artículo) Log In To ClassFlow.

Storybook Science Series 2018. The Climate Time Machine. Ask a Scientist. Nitrates. Background Information Nitrogen is an element needed by all living plants and animals to build protein.


In aquatic ecosystems, nitrogen is present in many forms. It can combine with oxygen to form a compound called nitrate. Nitrates may come from fertilizers, sewage, and industrial waste. They can cause eutrophication of lakes or ponds. Eutrophication occurs when nutrients (such as nitrates and phosphates) are added to a body of water. Test Procedure Perform the nitrate test using a nitrate-nitrogen test kit. Vital Signs – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet. An example of a temperature anomaly is how much warmer or colder than the long-term average a unit of time something is (like how much warmer than average the most recent year was globally).

Vital Signs – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

This graph illustrates the change in global surface temperature relative to 1951-1980 average temperatures. Nineteen of the 20 warmest years all have occurred since 2001, with the exception of 1998. The year 2016 ranks as the warmest on record (source: NASA/GISS). This research is broadly consistent with similar constructions prepared by the Climatic Research Unit and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The time series below shows the five-year average variation of global surface temperatures. The “Global Temperature” figure on the home page dashboard shows global temperature change since 1880. Sea Surface Temperatures. Key Points: 1.

Sea Surface Temperatures

Changes in sea surface temperatures reflect the overall warming trend in the climate system and, in turn, influence weather and climate patterns worldwide. The bars on the graph show the number of degrees by which the average sea surface temperature for each year differs from the average sea surface temperature during the last century. 2. During the past three decades, sea surface temperatures have exceeded the last century’s average every year. 3. Full Summary: Over 70% of Earth’s surface area is ocean, which plays a major role in regulating Earth’s climate system.

World Water Temperature Sea Temperatures. Ocean salinity. There are many chemicals1 in seawater that make it salty.

Ocean salinity

Most of them get there from rivers carrying chemicals dissolved out of rock and soil. The main one is sodium chloride, often just called salt. Most seawater has about 35 g (7 teaspoons) of salt in every 1,000 g (about a litre2) of water. This doesn’t sound very much, but it would take three 6 m shipping containers full of salt to make an Olympic-size swimming pool as salty as the sea. Literacy through science. Curricula. Assessment for Learning. Royal Observatory Greenwich. Royal Observatory Greenwich on Vimeo. UNESCO World Heritage Site In London.

Brian Cox visits the world's biggest vacuum chamber - Human Universe: Episode 4 Preview - BBC Two. Percentage Games. Place Value Blocks Game. Guided Lessons are a sequence of interactive digital games, worksheets, and other activities that guide learners through different concepts and skills.

Place Value Blocks Game

They keep track of your progress and help you study smarter, step by step. Guided Lessons are digital games and exercises that keep track of your progress and help you study smarter, step by step. This year, first graders will be introduced to place value and our base 10 number system, usually by starting with 2-digit numbers (100 or less). This guided lesson helps introduce place value to first graders through instruction and examples targeted to this skill. If your child finishes the lesson and needs more practice with place value, download and print the accompanying worksheets suggested by our curriculum team. 10 Insanely Easy Ocean Science Experiments — ASL Rochelle. STEAMing ahead at Storytime. The Art of Science: Activities and Creative Ideas for the Teaching of ... - Barbara Hume, Christine Galton.

15 STEM Books That Make Science and Technology Fun for Kids. Pamela Allen.