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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Plant Life Cycle Foldable

I created these inserts for a four fold window pane.  My students will cut out the four pictures and glue them on the inside  They will label the four tabs as "moss cycle", "fern cycle", "angiosperm cycle", and "gymnosperm cycle".

I wish I could draw better, but the general idea is there. :)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Motion Simulations

I found this website for  some free online simulations that help explain motion, position, velocity, and acceleration in simple animation.

Position Activity

Here is a simple idea for students to practice accurate measurement and position with a reference point:

Front of the room is positive motion and back of the room is negative motion

Materials:
Meter stick, cup, masking tape, coffee can, book, bell, rock

Procedure:
  1.   Have students create a table with object versus position in centimeters. A piece of masking tape will be their reference point.
  2. Students will work with partner to complete the table by making accurate measurements which will include the correct sign.




Object
Distance (cm)
Cup
70
Book
-200
Coffee can
-150
Bell
-75
Rock
125

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sales

I figured that if you are in the market for school supplies, there are two sales you need to be aware of:

Staples has a sale on whatever you can fit into your free, reusable bag is 20% off for this week only.

OfficeMax has a $5 off for every $25 spent on top of their sales on markers and binders.

Happy shopping!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Conclusion Hamburger

To help my students write thorough conclusions, I created the following document based on someone else's idea.

The link for it is below:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B561lnjJ1U7lcENncEtPS2FCcm8/edit?usp=sharing

Science Notebooks

I am going to try an interactive notebook.  This PowerPoint was created by a colleague and I adapted it to fit my class.  We shall see how it goes!

This is the link if you need some ideas.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Symbiotic Relationships Videos

I feel that Finding Nemo has so many applications to my life science class.  I am going to show my students the following clips to help illustrate two of the relationships:

Commensalism

Mutualism