Grades4 to 12
tag(s): insects (72)
Grades2 to 8
tag(s): birds (52)
In the ClassroomTake advantage of the free lesson plans and printables the website offers! The site has activities on the food chain, journal assignments, and graphing the baby falcons. Save this site and use it as a learning center or station to complement a unit on the study of birds or on the food chain.
Grades4 to 8
In the ClassroomThere is a lot to explore here. You could start with the home page and the many articles listed there. Have small groups divide up the articles to read and investigate. Then have students with the same article meet together to become the expert on that topic (in cooperative learning, this is known as Jigsaw). Have each student in the Jigsaw group create an Awesome ScreenShot, reviewed here, where they can make digital notes with lines, text, or shapes. Once they form back into their original small group they can report what they learned to the other group members.
Grades1 to 12
tag(s): amphibians (21), animals (320), biomes (139), birds (52), caves (7), climate (93), climate change (70), earthquakes (51), ecosystems (91), environment (322), erosion (19), floods (12), fossils (45), geology (78), mammals (35), minerals (18), plate tectonics (22), rock cycle (12), rocks (52), soil (21), tsunamis (18), volcanoes (67), water (132)
In the ClassroomTake advantage of the free lesson plans and the wealth of information on this site. As you go through the lessons on this site have students create blogs sharing their learning and understanding using Telegra.ph, reviewed here. With Telegra.ph you just click on an icon to upload images from your computer, add a YouTube or Vimeo, or Twitter links. This blog creator requires no registration. If you are teaching younger students and looking for an easy way to integrate technology and check for understanding, challenge your students to create a blog using EasyBlog, reviewed here.
Grades4 to 12
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tag(s): DAT device agnostic tool (177)
In the ClassroomShare the site on an interactive whiteboard or projector, and use it as a springboard for an ethics discussion during science class. Though there are a wide array of articles, some capture and illustrate arguments over the debate of stem cell research, Pluto's classification, and climate change. At the end of a unit, open one of these articles and use the real-world information provided to spark a classroom debate. Students can use the knowledge they have gained, in addition to seeing its practical application. This is a very useful site for science enrichment!
Grades4 to 12
tag(s): biomes (139)