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Making Science Fun for Kids

Rolling Eggs This fun activity kept my children occupied for hours, we simply timed eggs rolling down our slide, then wrapped them in different materials to see if that affected their speed. Younger children... Fun Easter Science Experiments We’ve just broken up for the Easter holidays and I have big plans for lots of fun Easter Science Experiments while everyone is off school. Here are some old favourites, new ideas from us and...

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ABCya's 100 Number Chart Offers a Fun Math Activity for Kids From time to time I like to feature offerings from the sponsors of Free Technology for Teachers. ABCya.com is the longest running sponsor of this blog. ABCya's 100 Number Chart offers a simple online activity for elementary school students. Curriculum - Science / Science & Engineering Practices District Home d Sign In Register Two-fer: Align Existing Assessments to Learn NGSS - CORElaborate Several CORElaborate posts have addressed aspects of the dimensional nature of the Next Generation Science Standards: “OK, I GET IT,” you say. “The NGSS are unique in having three dimensions…But, now what? I’m not sure if those dimensions are supposed to work together or separately. Maybe I don’t really need to do anything different if they’re already happening in my curriculum.” The 2-fer: 3D Understanding + Identifying Adjustments

TenMarks Adds New Free Features for Teachers TenMarks is a service that offers an online mathematics program designed to supplement your in-classroom mathematics instruction. The service allows you to choose from a selection of more than 20,000 practice problems to assign to your students through your TenMarks online classroom. TenMarks has added some new free features for the 2014-2015 school year. The TenMarks teacher dashboard has been updated to provide easier access to your students' performance data.

Resources for K-12 Education Search for a specific keyword or choose a subject to filter by : Science Charles Darwin Links Celebrate Charles Darwin's 200th birthday with these educational web sites, classroom activities and lesson plans. 100 Math Smartboard Lessons K-5 HubPages report by michelle8989 1 Follower Elementary Curriculum Resources Energy Infobooks are the resource for many NEED activities and include an introduction to energy, information on major sources of energy, new technologies, energy conservation, electricity, climate change, and other energy information. They are available on four reading levels and are revised and updated annually. Blueprint for Success (e-publication) This essential gusdide helps educators develop effective energy education programs. It provides an outline of a basic energy curriculum unit and matrix of all curriculum options. also included within the Blueprint for Success is a sample work plan and suggestions for energy outreach activities to conduct other classes, schools, families, and communities. the Youth Awards Program Guide and Application Form can also be found in the Blueprint for Success.

STEM Learning magazine The STEM Learning magazines, support the primary, secondary and FE sector, pulling together the expertise of the National Science Learning Network and National STEM Centre and provides interviews, features, news and tips on STEM, including science, design and technology, computing, engineering and mathematics education. Also included in our new publications, are full listings of Continued Professional Development (CPD) activities with the National Science Learning Network and National STEM Centre. Download and read online: Primary STEM Learning magazine The Primary STEM Learning autumn magazine is a brilliant read for primary schools. Articles include, spooky STEM activities to do for Halloween, how to incorporate science into mathematics and English lessons, and everything you will need to know about British astronaut Tim Peake blasting off into Space this December!

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