PSUSD - Technology vs. Display Board?
Create Citations Automatically!
A great Google Extension you might teach your class to use is: Cite This for Me: Web Citer. It allows students to automatically create citations in MLA or APA formats.
Check it out!
What is a Testable Question?
Here is a link to a lesson on how to write a testable question from BetterLesson.com
In a recent e-mail, Pete A'Hearn identified some major themes for each grade level. Here are some project ideas from Science Buddies that go with those themes.
Kindergarten - Force and Magnets
Levitating Magnets: Floating isn't Just for Magicians
What Shape Magnet will Pick up the Most Paperclips?
1st Grade - Structures of Animals and Plants
Bones and Calcium
Make a Backbone Model
Gymnosperms: Pinecone Experiment
2nd Grade - Habitats and the Needs of Plants
What is Home Sweet Home to a Bug?
Gone with the Wind: An Experiment on Seed and Fruit Dispersal
3rd Grade - Weather and Climate
How Does a Wind Meter Work?
Dry Spells, Wet Spells: How Common are They?
Weather and Climate in Your Neighborhood
4th Grade - Changes in Landforms
Dustbusters: How No-Plow Farmers Try to Save Our Soil
Go with the Flow: Model Rivers with Cornmeal, Sand and Water
Getting Carried Away: Measuring Soil Erosion
5th Grade - Astronomy
Where Did All the Stars Go?
The Moon and Tides