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Please ensure you have JavaScript enabled in your browser. If you leave JavaScript disabled, you will only access a portion of the content we are providing. <a href="/science-fair-projects/javascript_help.php">Here's how.</a> Find a Project Idea Looking for inspiration for a science fair project?

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Life Science Prompts – Middle School Science (under construction 1.12.15) #1 Create the chart below into your notebook. Watch the video and fill in the missing information: #2 – As you watch the video below, answer the following questions in complete sentences: How many people are added to the planet each second? How to convert a PDF file to Word, Excel or JPG format One common question I’ve gotten a lot these days is how to convert a PDF file to Microsoft Word format (doc), Excel format (xls), or JPG picture format. Usually, people want to know how to convert a file to PDF, but it’s also nice to be able to convert back the other way. There are multiple ways to get your PDF file into any of these three formats, but I’m going to stick with the easiest methods that require the least amount of software. You can pretty much do all of the conversions online these days using free tools. Convert PDF to JPG – Online Tools Go to and click on the Choose Files button to get started.

Teacher Resources Please ensure you have JavaScript enabled in your browser. If you leave JavaScript disabled, you will only access a portion of the content we are providing. <a href="/science-fair-projects/javascript_help.php">Here's how. Teach with Movies - verbal, social and emotional learning for children 4 - 8; Character Education Family Movies --- Character Education --- Intentional ParentingSocial and Emotional Learning --- For Children Ages Three to Eight Beginning at age 3:-- Fraggle Rock - Season One - Disc 1; Beginning at age 4:-- Horton Hears a Who!Beginning at age 5:-- The Adventures of Milo and Otis; -- An American Tail-- Babe-- Ben and Me-- A Bug's Life-- Cars-- Charlotte's Web-- Dr. Seuss' The Lorax and -- Finding Nemo-- Happy Feet & Happy Feet 2-- Ice Age: The Meltdown-- Kiki's Delivery Service-- Toy Story-- Wall-E-- Tangled-- Ponyo Each Guide to Talking and Playing for Growth contains a short story which is related to the themes of the movie. Each Guide shows parents and teachers of children 3 - 8 how to use a family movie to foster verbal development, social-emotional learning, and character education.

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). 101 Fascinating Brain Blogs Whether you are a specialist in the field of neuropsychology or just love reading about how the human brain works, there are plenty of interesting blogs on the Internet to help you find out more. Resource blogs found on the Internet can usually be quite helpful, with users being able to research educational topics such as your interest of top online colleges, online BSN programs, and other educational topics. In order to make it easier to for you to discover great blogs, the following list is categorized for easy browsing. With blogs by psychiatrists, scientists, psychologist, and even those dealing with mental disorders, you will find many thoughtful and thought-provoking blogs to keep your brain stimulated.

Concordia University Chicago - Art Lessons Welcome to Concordia University Chicago’s link to Artists and Their Art: Sharing Visual Stories, a tool to promote visual literacy through artwork. Recognizing visual cues in a work of art as well as being aware of the times and conditions in which an artist lived enables students to better interpret its imagery, draw conclusions about its effectiveness, and speak critically about the art. Art education research indicates students enjoy a richer art experience and improved visual comprehension when the following four disciplines are included in the art experience: Art History (the study of past artists), Art Aesthetics (response to art), Art Criticism (discussion of art using art vocabulary), and Art Production (hands-on making of art). Artists and Their Art: Sharing Visual Stories focuses mainly on art history by providing a biographical sketch of the artist, an image of one of the artist’s specific works and details about that work.

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. OWL Writing Exercises Welcome to the updated OWL exercise pages. For the past year and a half, we have been working on updating the OWL page design and OWL navigation based on our OWL Usability Project findings. As part of this process, we have also been working on correcting and updating our exercises. To navigate the OWL exercises, please use the navigation bar on the left. You may also print the exercises and the exercise answers by using the Full Resource for Printing button at the bottom of the exercise pages. If you cannot find an exercise you have used in the past, or if you have a suggestion for adding an exercise, please let us know.

3 keys to a flipped classroom If you are planning to use the ‘flipped classroom’, then you might want to think about a few key ideas. Background: On Connected Principals Jonathan Martin has written a couple posts on the Flipped Classroom. In his first one, Reverse Instruction: Dan Pink and Karl’s “Fisch Flip”, he says:

Portal científico que empodera a estudiantes, padres y maestros para encontrar gratuitamente ideas para proyectos en todas las áreas de las ciencias. Cuenta con las siguientes secciones: -Project ideas, donde acceden los usuarios y a través de una serie de preguntas, el portal les ofrece opciones posibles para desarrollar un proceso científico. -Project guide: con una asesoría a los momentos investigativos: Inicio, Búsqueda de bases teóricas, Construcción de hipótesis, Probar la hipótesis realizando experimentos, Análisis de datos y conclusiones, Comunicación de resultados. -Ask an expert: donde los usuarios pueden formular preguntas que serán respondidas por voluntarios expertos. -Blog -Science careers: asesoría para la elección de carreras científicas -Teachers -Parents -Students *Esta herramienta es muy útil para la enseñanza de las ciencias. Promueve la investigación y la creación como elementos del aprendizaje significativo. Está construida con una base conceptual robusta que puede asesorar tanto a maestros como a padres y a los mismos estudiantes. La variedad de temas investigativos es amplia. by asopadres Mar 13

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