Life Science | Session 1 Boy with "green stuff" Learning Goals During this session, you will have an opportunity to build understandings to help you: Distinguish between living, dead, and nonliving Define the characteristics of life Video Overview What is life? Video Outline We open with a look at environments where you wouldn’t expect to find life and pose this question: "If you are looking for life, what do you look for?" The program continues as children in grades two and three are presented with a challenge: group objects as living, dead, or nonliving. In Brooklyn, New York, we visit LauraJo Kelly and her second-grade students as they generate their own definitions of living, dead, and nonliving and proceed to design experiments to test whether a “mysterious” object is alive. Our search for an answer to the question "What is life?" Finally, Dr.
Biology Archives - Science Sparks Playing Detective – add some science to role play This post is all about adding a bit of science sparkle to role play, the activities should hopefully add a simulating and educational twist to an already fun game. My little boy is usually a bit reluctant to play role play games, but generally if I add in a task or some props he is much more enthusiastic. Here are just a few of our favourite ideas. Make a disguise/camouflage Where are you playing? Can you disguise yourself with some... Read More Why do plants need water? A few days ago we noticed that one of our little pumpkin plants on the window sill had wilted. Challenge and Discover – Water Science This month, Inspiration Laboratories and I are challenging you to create a fun water experiment. Growing Microorganisms – Dirty Potatoes Welcome to more Spectacular Summer Science, today we’re growing microorganisms Following on from our hand washing exercise last week we tried another related activity. Heart Rate Investigation Germs and worms
GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community Parts of Plants Each part of a plant has a very important function. All plants produce flowers for the same reason: to make seeds so another plant can grow. Leaves: These are the parts of the plant where food is made by photosynthesis. Leaves take in carbon dioxide from the air, water from the soil, and energy from the sunlight. Flowers: These are the reproductive parts of a plant. Stems: These support the upper parts of plants. Roots: These anchor plants in the soil. Seeds: these contain a tiny embryo of a plant inside. Experimentskafferiet Plant Cell Vs. Animal Cell The bodies of both plants and animals are made up of cells. Although the basic structure and most of the features are the same, there are many points of differences between the two. The primary differences between both cells arise because of the fact that plants have to produce their own food by photosynthesis. Another important distinguishing factor is that plants have to support their own weight, which animals do by means of their skeleton. The various structures within a cell are called organelles. Plant Cell Vs. Cell Type Both plant and animal cells are eukaryotic in nature, having a well-defined membrane-bound nucleus. Nucleus It is present in both. Cell Membrane It is a semi-permeable or selectively-permeable membrane that encloses the contents of a cell, allowing only selected molecules to enter the cell and blocking the others. Mitochondria They act as the powerhouse of the cell, converting food into energy. Plant Cell Vs. Centrioles These organelles are absent in plant cells.
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9 Apps for Young Scientists · Playful Learning I am thrilled to have Rebecca from ThirteenRedShoes back with us today. She has a great list of app recommendations for the young scientists in our lives. Mariah asked me to put together a post on science apps available for children. Here are some great new apps that I have encountered recently. Please do leave the links to new applications in the area of science that you have found, as I would love to see more. Here are my top science finds for little ones ages four and above: Planets – This application, which is universal, therefore available for both iPhone and iPad, is very clever. Make sure to check out Rebecca’s other app recommendations in the posts below (click on the photo)… The name Thirteen Red Shoes came about a few years ago when Rebecca needed a business name quickly for some tutoring she was doing. Know someone else who would enjoy this activity?
How to start plants from seed indoors to transplant in the garden later Andrea Levy, The PD With visions of plump, juicy tomatoes, crisp cauliflower and sunny marigolds dancing in their heads, some gardeners spend late winter sowing seeds indoors and pampering their emerging beauties until it's warm enough to move them outdoors. These indoor gardeners like to get growing early for several reasons. One, a packet of a dozen or so seeds, which costs a few dollars, is a fraction of what ready-to-plant botanicals cost. "It's cheaper than buying flowering plants and vegetable starts," says Christine Harris, an Ohio State University Extension Cuyahoga County master gardener, who won the statewide award of volunteer of the year at the International Master Gardener Conference in Charleston, W.V., last year. "Costs for these have skyrocketed due to fuel costs in greenhouses and for transportation." Harris, who has been starting seeds indoors for about 13 years, says she has discovered a lot of vegetables and flowers that are not available at local greenhouses. Materials
BBC Nature - Adaptations and behaviours Environmental websites for kids There are a wealth of fun, creative and informative websites for children. Here are Eartheasy’s recommendations: EekoWorld – A new PBS website teaches kids ages 6 to 9 how they can help take care of the earth. Nature Challenge for Kids – This David Suzuki Foundation website starts out with ten simple ways you can protect nature, followed by four challenge activities that offer first-hand experience with the natural world. Kids Planet – Species fact sheets, “wild games”, web of life, how kids can help defend the environment, even a Wildlife Adoption Center. Eco-Kids – EcoKids is Earth Day Canada’s environmental education program for youth who care about the planet. Kids Regen – A place for children to interact with other kids, play, and have fun while learning the important connections between healthy soil/environment, healthy food, and healthy people. The Green Squad – This NRDC website shows how to identify and solve environmental problems. Tunza – This U.N.
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