Explore Butcher Paper, Ocean Unit and more!

great way to introduce a topic...lay out butcher paper with pictures of the upcoming unit...let the kids write questions/comments about the pictures

Modify for social studies. This next activity is something I do for every new science theme. I place laminated pictures of whatever we are studying.insects, penguins, ocean animals, etc. on each table in my room. Then I place 5 markers on each table.

Pinner says. "  My kids love this game.  I have gotten emails from former students asking if I still play this.  One of my kiddos walked in first period today and said, Oh, were playing Grudgeball today?  You just made my day Mrs. Wilkins.  I have two oral presentations and this game is just going to let me have fun.  So, how do you play it? 1.  Each team gets 10 Xs. (I had a class, y

Pinner says. " My kids love this game. I have gotten emails from former students asking if I still play this. One of my kiddos walked in first period today and said, Oh, were playing Grudgeball today? I have two ora

Solar System Glitter Globe...even though I was told never to use glitter by a professor, still awesome!

Makes cute table decorations Solar System Glitter Globe. A really cool project that will take some time and coordination, can even coordinate with the art teacher! I just love crafty things.

Best science apps for kids 10-15 year old (upper elementary and middle school) from iGameMom #Science #kidsapps

Best Science Apps for Middle School and Upper Elementary School Kids

Best Science Apps for Middle School and Upper Elementary School Kids - part of Best Educational Apps for Kids series from iGameMom

Love this anchor chart for the beginning of the year. Teaches students how to…

Teaching kids to write like a scientist NOTE: Do not put in "kid writing" on an Anchor Chart. Write how you want your students to learn to write.

Teach Junkie: 19 Fun Ideas and Resources to Teach Force and Motion

19 Fun Ideas & Resources for Force and Motion

Erosion:  "The Great Race"  (This experiment shows children the effects weather has on erosion... water, glacial, and wind).  From The Mailbox

Science Erosion Experiment—Water, wind, and glacial. The students could experiment with which type of erosion causes the most change and what could be done to prevent it.

Rain water experiment.

Weather experiment - take a clear plastic cup and add plain water. Put a small amount of shaving creme on top. Then a few drops of red and yellow food coloring. The food coloring slowly finds it's way down into the water to make ORANGE rain! What fun!

MAD SCIENTIST WEEK - I love this site bc it explains the science behind each project

MAD SCIENTIST WEEK - I love this site bc it explains the science behind each project - science lesson ideas

Students can create their own greenhouse to observe the life cycle of a plant.                                                                                                                                                      More

Gardening & Plant Science - Students can create their own greenhouse to observe the life cycle of a plant.

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