When they are finished, we invite the faculty, administration,school board members,and community members to come watch them give a presentation of their houses.
They wear lab coats, and must first show a representation of the type of circuit they made by a poster of circuit diagram.
How have the items on this site helped you in your classroom? Kim, When I taught fourth and fifth grade, we rotated classrooms for instruction.
Please don’t hesitate to let me know if I can help you in any way. Our district just started a new program over the past 2 years. We are also involved in the SIE grant which is awesome. They’ve been so successful that we are now purchasing middle school kits as well. With 70-80 students, how many classrooms do you have per grade level?
I’ve been teaching for 19 years, but only doing this program for the past 2 years. I am just curious on how you implement science kits on your grade level. From a development perspective, are you looking for anything specific to fill your curriclum needs that I can keep in mind?
I can’t wait till school starts back up there and I can share some of your wonderful lessons, pictures, or videos on the site with other teachers. I really enjoy it because it allows you to become more familiar with one subject and focus your time on one area.
Keep in mind that the site is a wonderful way for the students to collaborate with one another after an inquiry experiment and it is FREE! Sammie, I have 8 classes total (4 classes of 4th and 4 classes of 5th). My 4th grade kits are: STC electric circuits, STC land and water, STC animal studies, and I will be teaching a FOSS kit (human body) for the first time this year.
I print off their comments and it gives me a great and easy way to assess what they understand about the experiment. My kids do some really interesting culminating activities with electric circuits and land and water.
For electric circuits, they work in groups of 4 to create a house with 4 rooms.
Each student is responsible for one room, the type of circuit they use, and wiring it correctly.
Permafrost forms as Frost melts when heated bldgs are put on frozen ground, mixing water & soil to form fluid muck & the different footings settle at different rates.
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This FREE website provides a forum for teachers and students to share ideas and develop techniques to improve student learning. The pictures were then placed in a booklet and students were placed in groups, along with a parent leader, to go on a scavengar hunt throughout the school to find the items, taking the exact picture using digital cameras.