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My First Garden - A Children's Guide to the World of Fun and Clever Gardening

My First Garden - A Children's Guide to the World of Fun and Clever Gardening
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Hands-On Science Activities for After School Play Introduction An introduction to the stripped-down motor, a simple and easy-to-make version of the electric motors found in toys, tools, and appliances. • Download activity instructions• Download concept map• Going further Recommend the Stripped-Down Motor activity to a friend Explore more things to make and do Bee Hummer | Bottle Blast Off | Color Chromatography | Cuica | Cup Speaker | Ice Balloons Jitterbug | Sound Sandwich | Stripped Down Motor | Water Bottle Membranophone | Whirling Watcher Educator Resources | Privacy Policy | Use Policy | About Digital Library Afterschool | About the Exploratorium © 2007 - 2015 Exploratorium | The museum of science, art and human perception.

Out on a Limb - A Guide to Getting Along En Español | In Arabic This site requires a high-speed Internet connection and the latest version of the Macromedia Shockwave Player. Smokey Bear - Only You Can Prevent Wildfires Make Crystal Creations" You can make crystal creations as an easy science experiment for kids. Dip decorations and paper sculptures in a crystal solution, and watch them crystallize overnight! What You'll Need: Waterproof table coveringwaterSaucepanSugarPlastic cupsChenille stems (pipe cleaners)StringScissorsPencilsFood coloringIndex cardsEpsom saltsAlumPermanent markersPie pan Step 1: Cover your work surface. Note that an adult needs to help kids throughout this activity. Step 2: Heat a cup of water until it begins to steam. Step 3: Remove the cup from heat, and stir in 2 cups of sugar. Step 4: Mold chenille stems into decorative shapes (star, heart, cat, initials). Step 5: Tie one end of a piece of string to a chenille stem shape and the other end around a pencil. Step 6: Leave the shape overnight, and then remove it from the solution and let dry on a paper towel. Step 7: When dry, the decorations will be covered with shiny crystals. For larger crystals, allow the chenille stem to soak longer in the solution.

School Matters - Information for Teachers This site has been designed for use as a cross-curricular ICT tool for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. Through a series of fun, interactive games and activities, children will learn about different food-related issues: food safety, diet and nutrition, farm to fork and food technology. Activities can be used on individual PCs or interactive whiteboard in a variety of lessons, including science, geography, PSHE and citizenship and design technology. The site content is based around the Food Standards Agency recommended key stage competencies and all content is checked for accuracy by both the FSA and an independent educational consultant. Subjects Covered Food Safety This section aims to teach children a practical awareness of food safety and hygiene, with cross-curricular links with design & technology, PSHE & citizenship, and science. Find Out More Diet & Health This section aims to teach children about nutrition and healthy diet choices, with cross-curricular links to science, PSHE and citizenship.

Garbology Featured Activity: Waste-Less Lunch Lead your students in learning about natural resources used in common packaging materials. Challenge your students to conserve natural resources through their lunch choices. Check out this and other Garbology lessons for the classroom » Featured Activity: Conduct a Waste Assessment Do you know how much waste your school puts in landfills each week? Learn how and check out other Garbology activities » Featured Activity: Composting With the FBI The FBI turn waste into healthy soil. Bring Garbology home » Science Experiments for Kids" Science experiments for kids explain everyday mysteries like what causes rain, answer questions about form and function, and simplify concepts like symmetry and capillary action. They're fun, they're fascinating, and they're a great way to spend time indoors on a cold or rainy day. Forget beakers and Bunsen burners, exploding chemicals and complex instructions. Follow the links below to learn how to conduct simple science experiments: Capturing Leaf Vapor Measure water vapor from a leaf to see if leaves breathe. Look-Alike Tests for Salt and Sugar Try some tests to see how these two compounds act differently. Reverse Garden Plant garbage instead of seeds, and find out what biodegradable means. Make Crystal Creations Add a sparkling crystal coat to decorations and paper sculptures. Liquid Density Test Try this test to see if all objects of the same size have the same density. Water on the Move Construct an experiment that will demonstrate how water moves through tiny spaces in fiber. Magnet Making

EX - Alabama Learning Exchange 1.)Begin the lesson by asking students if they have ever had a cold or been sick. Then ask students how they got sick. List students' responses on the board. 2.)Read Germs Make Me Sick to the class. Discuss germs and how they can make us sick. This site teaches many facts about germs. 3.)Discuss how hand washing can help us get rid of germs. This site teaches students why it is important to keep our hands clean. 4.)Show students the poster from the site below and allow them to practice washing their hands. This site has a poster to help students remember the steps to wash their hands. 5.)Tell students that hand washing is one way we keep our bodies healthy. This poster show the steps for brushing teeth. 6.)Review how to keep teeth healthy by going over the importance of teeth. This site list important facts about teeth. 7.)Then allow students to go to the site below and take a trip with a boy to the dentist. This is a read aloud book students can interact with as they read about the dentist.

Water Safety Listen Pools, lakes, ponds, and beaches mean summer fun and cool relief from hot weather. But water also can be dangerous for kids if you don't take the proper precautions. Nearly 1,000 kids die each year by drowning. And most drownings occur in home swimming pools. The good news is there are many ways to keep your kids safe in the water and make sure that they take the right precautions when they're on their own. Keeping Kids Safe Kids need constant supervision around water — whether the water is in a bathtub, a wading pool, an ornamental fish pond, a swimming pool, a spa, the beach, or a lake. Young children are especially vulnerable — they can drown in less than 2 inches (6 centimeters) of water. If you don't already, it's a good idea to learn how to swim, and kids older than 4 years should learn, too (check the local recreation center for classes taught by qualified instructors). Don't assume that a child who knows how to swim isn't at risk for drowning.

Printable One Sheets | Bill Nye the Science Guy Sun spots, dark areas on the sun, are cooler than the rest of the sun's surface? Search Printable One Sheets PDF Download Instructions: Right click the text link and select “Save this link as…” to download files. Or if on a Mac, hold down Control + click the link and select Save Link file as…to your hard drive. © 2014 Bill Nye ● Home ● About Bill Nye ● Media ● Appearances ● Bill Nye Store ● For Kids & Teachers ● E-Cards ● Contact Bill Nye ● Site Map