Clearest Way to Teach Moon Phases...EVER! I originally found an idea similar to this online and I knew that I had to immediately make a run to the Dollar Tree and rummage through our science storeroom to collect the needed supplies to make this. Essentially, this Moon Phase board allows students to visualize and better understand the cause of moon phases and comprehend the 2 different views that are often given on a diagram (view from space and view from the Earth). Up to this point, I've done a Lunar Lollipop Investigation, which I thought was great, but this beats it by a long shot! A large majority of my students don't really understand why the lit part of the moon doesn't face the sun on part of the view as seen from Earth on every moon phase diagram (see below). Science Fair Projects This is selection of ideas for 1st grade science fair projects with short project descriptions or examples as well as links to the actual science fair projects. Some of this ideas could also be used for 2nd and 3rd grades (and vice versa). Also some second grade science project ideas and third grade project ideas could be used in the first grade so check them out. At this age science projects resemble either simple games or magic tricks. Then unlike the magician you should try to explain what's going on. The goal of parents/teacher here is to help with organization of the project and experiment setup, provide simple explanation of the sciencenproject subject, and - entertain kids!
Water Cycle in a Bag Activity for ages 3 to 7. I’m always on the lookout for simple, fun kids’ science activities so when I ran across this water cycle in a bag I couldn’t wait to give it a try. It was a quick prep activity that had a big payoff – my boys watched the water do its thing for days. I hope you love this water cycle in a bag too. P.S. Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder Ever since purchasing my first tube bird feeder I've found myself constantly at war with squirrels. I've tried various strategies; baffles, elaborate ways of hanging feeders from trees, separate squirrel feeders, dousing the bird seed with a hot pepper wash, etc.. all of which proved to be ineffective. I love nature, however it got to a point where 14 squirrels were ravaging the bird seed a day, and I stopped feeding the birds. I thought my bird feeding days were over, however after some much needed additional research I was able to design / build a very affordable squirrel proof bird feeder that really works! I have been so pleased with the design that I now have 3 such feeders in my yard, and built a 4th for my brother in order to put together this instructable. There are some guidelines below that need to be followed to ensure that squirrels cannot gain access, though they are fairly obvious as this feeder has a lower bottom side baffle.
The Top 5 Holiday Science Experiments For Kids School is out, families are gathering from across the country, and Santa is finalizing his lists. In honor of the holidays we have created our own list of our favorite Holiday science experiments for kids! The holiday is not just for treats, elves on the shelves, and reindeer; there are a number of science experiments for kids that help them learn and make the holiday time even more fun! Dissolving Candy Canes: We’ve said it before and we will say it again, we love turning the holidays into a learning experience.
Welcome to e-Bug The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has endorsed Public Health England’s e-Bug resource and recommends that all schools use e-Bug to teach children about hygiene, infections and antibiotics.e-Bug is included in NICE guidance on antimicrobial stewardship and changing behaviour around antibiotics which you can read about here. Watch the e-Bug activities in action in the video above! e-Bug are delivering FREE face to face training to give educators the skills, knowledge and confidence to teach about important health topics using e-Bug resources. NICE guidance released in January 2017 recommends that schools use e-Bug to teach students about the topics of hygiene and antibiotics. The next e-Bug training will be held in the new academic year.Please email e-Bug@phe.gov.uk to register your interest on this course or express interest in future courses. e-Bug have developed a community hygiene course called Beat the Bugs.
Here Is A Good Source of Interactive Games and Experiments for Science Teachers The Lawrence Hall of Science is a great educational website from University of California, Berkeley. It provides a wide variety of resources to engage kids and students in learning science. It also offers ‘a comprehensive set of programs to help increase the quality and quantity of great science learning that kids get both in and out of school.’ As a teacher, you can use The Lawrence Hall of Science to look for activities and experiments to enrich your lesson plans. Use the tabs on the top of the website to easily browse through the materials it has. Science Demonstrations, Experiments, and Projects Get ideas and help with science projects, demonstrations, experiments, laboratory exercises, and other science activities. Most Popular Projects Try some of the most popular science projects featured at About's Chemistry site.
Everyday Science for PreK & K . Science Activities . Education There are numerous everyday opportunities for exploring science with your child. For example, your child is learning about the basic properties of light when he notices the size and shape of his shadow change as the sun appears to move across the sky. Seeing his reflection in a mirror, window, or pool of water tells him more about how light behaves. Similarly, you can use common everyday objects such as balloons and paper airplanes to help your child explore the properties of air. And any of these experiences can happen indoors or out, day and night. XtraMath Welcome to XtraMath! I'm Mr. C. Optics: Light, Color, and Their Uses Educator Guide Product Type: Educator GuideAudience: Educators, Informal EducationGrade Levels: K-12Publication Year: 2000Product Number: EG-2000-10-64-MSFCSubjects: Physical Science The guide contains color and light activities using lenses, prisms and mirrors to create telescopes, periscopes, microscopes and kaleidoscopes. Other activities include finding focal length and understanding reflection, refraction and diffraction.
Educating Scientists: 6 Science Websites for Kids and Teens Curiosity is an innate feature on which learning is based, and which, unfortunately, loses intensity and passion in many people as they become adults. Most school systems do not help at all to stimulate curiosity, quite the opposite: they bury it under the standardization, the tyranny of the curriculum and the acquisition of skills. Scientific thinking, asking questions, seeking explanation of the world around us is in our DNA. But ... does a 12 years old preteen have the curiosity and enthusiasm for learning of a 5 years old child? Fortunately, thanks to technology, today the acquisition of knowledge is not limited to school. We have plenty of ways to approach science and stimulate curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge in children and youth.