Plants: Photosynthesis Not all of the light from the Sun makes it to the surface of the Earth. Even the light that does make it here is reflected and spread out. The little light that does make it here is enough for the plants of the world to survive and go through the process of photosynthesis. Light is actually energy, electromagnetic energy to be exact. When that energy gets to a green plant, all sorts of reactions can take place to store energy in the form of sugar molecules. Remember we said that not all the energy from the Sun makes it to plants?
The Human Body - Super Brainy Beans Senses Keeping Healthy Teeth Take a look at your teeth in a mirror. Can you see that they are not all the same? Once upon a time there was a pterodactyl… Adapting the steps of the scientific method can help students write about science in a vivid and creative way. Today, scientists need more than top-class research skills. They need to have good writing and communication skills too: after all, what good is a discovery if you can’t communicate it to others? One way to develop this skill is to adapt the long-established scientific method to encourage excellence in writing creatively about science. Just like writing, the scientific method starts with an idea and ends with a publication. The basic idea of writing creative non-fiction is storytelling: finding a narrative way to share factually accurate scientific knowledge in a captivating and vivid manner.
Food Chain Collage This was a collaborative project I did with one of the Science teachers at my school. He was teaching his kids about food chains and wanted an art project to go along with it. He found THIS image via Pinterest and then I made a collage project based on it. Basically he was the brains and I was the brawn! Brain Function, Anatomy & Diagram Much of the brain's physiological task involves receiving information from the rest of the body, interpreting that information, and then guiding the body's response to it. Types of input the brain interprets include odors, light, sounds, and pain. The brain also helps perform vital operations such as breathing, maintaining blood pressure, and releasing hormones (chemical signals that control certain cells and organs). The brain is divided into sections. These sections include the cerebrum, the cerebellum, the diencephalon, and the brainstem.
Corkboard Connections: Hands-on Water Cycle Fun! Now that I'm retired, I often miss working with children; children are my inspiration and the classroom is my laboratory! Recently I accepted a position at a local school to work with kids during their year round intersession program, and I had the pleasure of teaching science to 5th graders for 3 days. I had a wonderful time teaching them about the water cycle and weather, especially since I was able to incorporate a hands-on activity and an exciting demonstration into our lessons. One activity was adapted from a terrific idea shared with me by Pat Calfee, a former elementary teacher who is now an educational consultant.
Grabbing a Bite to Eat In this activity, students will perform an experiment that replicates the dilemma faced by birds in acquiring food from a confined area. Students will be given a variety of objects to use as “tools” and explore various ways of extracting the food item from an enclosed shoebox without directly using their hands. Students will compare and contrast which tools worked best and use problem-solving skills to design and develop unique methods for extracting the food item from the shoebox.
The Blood Typing Game - about blood groups, blood typing and blood transfusions What happens if you get a blood transfusion with the wrong blood type? Even though a patient's own blood type is the first choice for blood transfusions, it's not always available at the blood bank. Try to save some patients' lives and learn about human blood types! Play the Blood Typing Game
Animal Life Cycle Coloring Pages Loading... Join Education.com for Free Access to Worksheets, Activities, and Articles You'll get a limited number of free worksheet, activity, and article downloads per month by becoming a member of Education.com. Already a member? Sign In Patel Lab. This movie displays an FM4-64 labeled embryo showing the first few cell divisions. Movie of developing parhyale embyro, 3.5 - 10 Days (20.6 MB). Starting at early limb development up to near hatching. This is a movie of the migration and divisions of the Mesoteloblasts, the mesodermal stem cells. The Human Body Pack - Learn about the human body with our child-friendly eBook, activity resources and display materials! They're full of fascinating facts, clearly labelled diagrams and interactive features to help your children to learn all about their bodies! Join Teaching Packs to download these resources today! In this Teaching Pack... A Forty-Eight Page eBook - Our downloadable eBook can be shared on a large display and used as a teaching tool, displayed on mobile devices for independent research or printed and used for reference on classroom walls or during activities.
Forest Food Pyramid Project In this activity, you’ll create a food pyramid that shows whateats what in the forest. First, you’ll do some research on the plants and animals that live in your area to discover what food pyramids are out there in your local forests. From tiny plants to giant hunters, create a forest food web and discover what’s on the menu in the forest.