Science

Relevant Interactive Exit Tickets

Are you bored using the same old exit tickets with your students? Or the same reflection responses? This website, http://www.classtools.net/ has a variety of interactive tools that teachers can use to engage their students and capture their thinking. Students play…
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Real Long Term Investigations with Live Feed Cameras

Do your students have wonderings about animals in their natural habitats? Maybe animals not native to Florida? Animals that are dangerous? Animals that they do not visit in our local zoos? Explore.org has live feed cameras that allow students to…
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Birds use science tools too?

Blog Guest Authored from Dr. Matthew Bobrowsky Delaware State University Hawaiian crows are tool users Hawaiian crows (Corvus hawaiiensis) have joined the list of a few bird species that use tools. Tested in big aviaries, Hawaiian crows frequently picked up…
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Dividing Using the Area Model in Context of Problem Solving

Dividing Using the Area Model in Context of Problem Solving
143 students will be attending the school music concert. Each row will seat 13 students. How many rows will be needed for all of the students to have a seat? Long division. Ugh. When was the last time you used…
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Let’s “Talk” Science

Let’s “Talk” Science
We have all heard the term “accountable talk.” We get it, kids need to turn and talk to each other. They can’t sit and listen to us all day. But, how do we know that they are talking and learning?…
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Teachable Moments Hurricane Hermine

Teachable Moments Hurricane Hermine
With our recent unscheduled days off thanks to Tropical Storm Hermine, students will no doubt be asking lots of weather related questions… What is a hurricane and how do they form? When will our next storm day be? What is…
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Scientist… Scientist… What do you see?

Making and Recording Observations As scientists one of the process skills that we must use is making observations. Why? We must be able to communicate what we have discovered using our senses and tools. “These observations often serve as evidence…
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Build math and science vocabulary and have fun!

Build math and science vocabulary and have fun!
Building vocabulary knowledge and usage in mathematics and science should not amount to copying definitions in notebooks. Decades of copying definitions has resulted in many students being able to repeat a definition but not show its application in context. A…
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