Rubrics for Web Lessons Introduction How often have you attempted to grade your students' work only to find that the assessment criteria were vague and the performance behavior was overly subjective? Would you be able to justify the assessment or grade if you had to defend it? The Rubric is an authentic assessment tool which is particularly useful in assessing criteria which are complex and subjective. Authentic assessment is geared toward assessment methods which correspond as closely as possible to real world experience. It was originally developed in the arts and apprenticeship systems, where assessment has always been based on performance. Edible/Inedible Experiments Archive Science should be fun.. science should be edible.. Try your hand at experimental science! Some experiments may be eaten before, during or after the experiment, and some should not be eaten at all! Each file lists an expected age-level to carry out the experiment, as well as safety precautions. Many of the experiments will require nothing more than a quick rummage through the kitchen cabinets. Have fun, and remember, safety first.
Kidspace Kids -- Reference 84 resources Cancellations.Com Wondering if you get to stay home from school tomorrow for a snow day? Check here! 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.
How to Keep Kids Engaged in Class Have you ever plunked yourself down in a staff meeting where some of your colleagues were, for lack of a better phrase, not paying attention? Grading homework? Having private conversations? Texting? As we know all too well, kids aren't a whole lot different than adults: If they aren't absorbed by what's going on, they'll find something else that interests them. Getting all your students focused, eager, and on task at the beginning of class is challenging enough. Christmas star › Tricks (ABC Science) The Surfing Scientist › Tricks Celebrate the Yuletide with this classic trick. Five wooden toothpicks, a straw and some water are all you need to be the Christmas dinner science star.
Guide to the OER (Open Educational Resources) for CLIL in primary schools - Clil To use the hyperlinks of this report, you have to unzip the file using the “extract here” command: you have to mantein the same directory structure contained in the zipfile. The Guide to OERs for CLIL in Primary Schools – ZipFile 22 MB If you have not an unzip software installed in your computer, you can download the open source 7-zip software here. The Guide to OERs for CLIL in Primary Schools is a kit of contents resulted from the combined effort of four C4C partners to collect and census 90 Open Educational Resources (OERs) to teach English through CLIL in primary schools (ages 5 to 12 or grades 1 to 6) in a series of European countries, namely: Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Spain. C4C partners surveyed CLIL OERs of good quality in the areas of Science, Mathematics and Geography in order to establish a sound baseline from which to develop the following products targeted at primary school teachers:
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.
Science Fair Ideas Video for Kids - Be captivated watching the excellent selected and really easy to understand Science Fair Ideas facts for kids video: This is a great video that shows fun experiments you can do that is about exothermic reactions. With this video, you will be able to see the “hot ice” experiment, which turns water into ice with just a touch of a finger. You will find a list of the materials needed for this project in the video. Towards Quality CLIL -Oliver Meyer´s article of Succesful Planning and Teaching Strategies In his article of quality CLIL -planning, Oliver Meyer(2010,1) highlights the meaning of planning -not only from the content´s point of view, but from the holistic perspective of the planning process. According to Meyer as well as CLIL researchers around the world (Genesee 1994, Lyster 2010, Swain2002 etc.) there is still, after 50 years of CLIL and Immersion education existence, a lack of appropriate teaching materials and a comprehensive CLIL methodology. Oliver Meyer is working in the field of CLIL education and has created a practical planning tool with deep connections to CLIL theory that enables teachers to develop teaching and learning materials based on Coyles (1999, 2006) 4Cs principles. The 4Cs Framework (Coyle 1999), as Coyle defines in his article (1999) integrates content and cognition and communication and cultures. Meyer has created a CLIL -Pyramid which is based on the 4Cs-Framework.
Make a Liquid Layers Density Column Make a density column with many liquid layers using common household liquids. This is an easy, fun and colorful science project that illustrates the concept of density. Density Column Materials You can use some or all of these liquids, depending on how many layers you want and which materials you have handy. E-CLIL Games Welcome to the UWS E-CLIL Games Engine. The UWS e-CLIL Games Engine has been developed to provide teachers of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) with an easy-to-use tool that will allow them to create simple educational games in one or more languages that their students can play online. Games created by teachers are freely available for other teachers to use and adapt to suit their own teaching purposes. Teachers can select the games that they want their students to play from the growing list of games that the platform will support.
How to Make a Cloud in a Bottle - Science Demonstration Here's a quick and easy science project you can do: make a cloud inside a bottle. Clouds form when water vapor forms tiny visible droplets. This results from cooling the vapor. It helps to provide particles around which the water can liquefy.