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States of Matter. Jenniferbarnett - Active Learning Strategies. Fifth Grade Math Resources. MIDDLE SCHOOL LESSON PLANS (Teachers.Net) Beyond the Yellow Highlighter.pdf (application/pdf Object) AdamPerer-AnnotationSupport.pdf (application/pdf Object) New York State Elementary Test Prep- ELA 4- 4th Grade. A Venn Diagram is a graphic organizer that you can use to compare and contrast two (or more) items.

New York State Elementary Test Prep- ELA 4- 4th Grade

When you compare, you are looking for how things are the same. When you contrast, you are looking for how things are different. Overlapping circles are used in a Venn Diagram. Each circle represents one item. The area in the middle is what the two items have in common. Read the articles below. Ornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Tornadoes form over land. The ability to predict tornadoes is limited. Urricanes are severe tropical storms that form over water. Introducing Text Structures in Science Writing-6th Grd. Summary:This activity helps students understand that science writing is organized in identifiable patterns called text structures.

Introducing Text Structures in Science Writing-6th Grd

Understanding and using these different text structures help refine students’ abilities to both read and write in science. Main Curriculum Tie: English Language Arts Grade 6 Writing Standard 2 a.Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. Materials: Classroom science textbooks A variety of informational trade books Text structure examples Organizational Pattern Signals - Blank (pdf) Organizational Pattern Signals - Completed (pdf) Additional Resources. 3expostext.pdf (application/pdf Object) MFKLessons-Hurricanes-all.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Ultimate Middle School, Home School and Lesson Plan Resource. Many adults love to curl up with a good book on a rainy afternoon, and every child adores bedtime stories.

Ultimate Middle School, Home School and Lesson Plan Resource

Short stories take us away from our own world into others filled with surprises, adventures, and fascinating characters and creatures. Fact Family Math. This page contains links to free math worksheets for Fact Family Math problems.

Fact Family Math

Click one of the buttons below to view a worksheet and its answer key. Divisibility Rules. Grade 5 Math (with worksheets, videos, games & activities) OML Search Looking for videos, games, activities and worksheets that are suitable for Grade 5 math?

Grade 5 Math (with worksheets, videos, games & activities)

In this collection of lessons, we will learn numbers, integers, decimals, geometry, fractions & mixed numbers, algebra, coordinate graphs, statistics, number patterns, ratios, proportions & percents, consumer math and time. Related Topics: Common Core Math Grade 5 Common Core Lesson Plans and Worksheets Grade 5 Numbers Exponents Scientific Notation Number Theory Videos. Divisibility. StudyJams. Biodiversity student projects. Watch Bill Nye The Science Guy : Biodiversity Online. Bill_Nye_Biodiversity.pdf (application/pdf Object) BiodiversityTeachersGuide.pdf (application/pdf Object) Birds Ain’t Doing It, Bees Ain’t Doing It, And Biodiversity Is The Victim. 20 January 2006 By Rusty Rockets Biologists who have just concluded analyzing years of detailed and painstaking observations of flora and fauna have released alarming findings concerning the likely future of biodiversity on our planet.

Birds Ain’t Doing It, Bees Ain’t Doing It, And Biodiversity Is The Victim

The findings show a widespread decrease in pollinators such as birds, bees and flies, which means that plants in species-dense areas are not getting enough pollen to reproduce. The study's team leaders, Jana Vamosi, Susan Mazer and Tiffany Knight, believe that if the current state of affairs continues in species-rich hotspots, plant extinctions are unavoidable. Biodiversity 911: Saving Life on Earth. BEES AND BIODIVERSITY. Our native bees and honey bees are responsible for pollinating the majority of flowering plants in this country, which in turn, produce many of our crops.


In fact many of our fruits, vegetable and nut crops rely solely on insect pollination and it's believed that at least 1/3rd of our diet is directly dependant on the relationship of flowers and their pollination by bees. In the spring of 2008 around one third of honey bees were lost in the UK, and while it’s not entirely clear what had caused this massive population drop, if such loses continue it will have a devastating effect on the countries crop production. Such figures have also brought to light the importance of native English bumble bees to crop pollination should honey bee populations eventually crash.

Biodiversity Begins with a B is a darkly comic look at the importance of bees to our natural environment. Easter's End. Click here Published in Discover Magazine on 08/01/95 In just a few centuries, the people of Easter Island wiped out their forest, drove their plants and animals to extinction, and saw their complex society spiral into chaos and cannibalism.

Easter's End

Are we about to follow their lead? Among the most riveting mysteries of human history are those posed by vanished civilizations. Everyone who has seen the abandoned buildings of the Khmer, the Maya, or the Anasazi is immediately moved to ask the same question: Why did the societies that erected those structures disappear? Consequences of Deforestation on Easter Island. Ecosystems of Our World. Lesson Plan Links. Biodiversity Activity - Use this lesson from the Access Excellence collection to explore the topic of biodiversity with your students.

Lesson Plan Links

Biodiversity Basics Activity Guide - Check out this great resource from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to find lots of great activities exploring biodiversity. Electronic Field Trips - Explore the great webcasts and related educational resources to help you explore our national parks with your students and address concepts in your science curriculum.

Electronic Naturalist - This site provides weekly environmental education units. Each unit has artwork, text (K-3 and 4-8 reading levels), activities, additional web sites, plus online access to a professional naturalist to answer your students' questions. Web of Life (Pt.1) Web of Life. Lesson Plans. Mathematics - Elementary Lesson Plan Search Results. Math. 100 Helpful Websites for New Teachers. By Tara Miller You’ve been preparing for teaching for years, and now you finally get your chance to have a class of your own.

100 Helpful Websites for New Teachers

With so much to learn as you get started, it can be overwhelming keeping it all straight. The following websites are loaded with helpful information that new teachers will appreciate. Sites Just for New Teachers These sites offer help specifically for teachers in their first or second years. New Teacher Survival Central. Long Division Worksheets. The Math Worksheet All prices are in US dollars. Individual Subscription One instructor, classroom or family. Long Division Games For The Classroom Are A Great Way To Get Kids Engaged. Snork's Long Division Game - Teaching math - four habits of highly effective math teaching. RCPS Math - Grade 4 Teaching Strategies. Search lessons by keyword. Lesson Plans. Math Final Lesson Plan. NLVM 3 - 5 Manipulatives.