Elementary Science

4th grade science

Does anyone have lessons on nutrition, rocks and minerals, environmental change, sun moon earth, animal adaptations, and electricity and magnetism. These are for a fourth grad classroom. Ideas appreciated. These are for the year and will be divided up.

Deborah Haddad
Deborah Haddad
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Deborah,

Are the topics you mentioned curriculum units you will be teaching in the fall? I think you might focus on one or two of these topics. You can access great resources right here in the Learning Center for those topics. For example, let's look at electricity and magnetism.
Shoe Box Circuits and Flick A Switch

These are just two of the many resources.

Kathy

Kathy Renfrew
Kathy Renfrew
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Deborah Haddad
Deborah Haddad
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Would you like some more help developing units? I am willing to assist.

Kathy Renfrew
Kathy Renfrew
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I will try doing those this year. Thanks for any help I can get.

Deborah Haddad
Deborah Haddad
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Deborah: I have a collection of 5E lessons for elementary students in Earth, Life and Physical Science. I will attach these collections and hopefully you will find something you can use. These are complete lesson in different grades that you can use or adapt as you need to. Hope this helps. Adah


5E Model of Instruction - Physical Science Collection
(33 items)
Research and Teaching: Implementing Inquiry-Based Learning in Teaching Serial Dilutions
     -Journal Article
Science Shorts: All That Matters
     -Journal Article
Perspectives: Examining the Learning Cycle
     -Journal Article

5E Model of Instruction Earth Science Collection
(10 items)
Seamless Assessment
     -Journal Article
Science Shorts: Understanding Acid Rain
     -Journal Article
A Fifth Grader's Guide to the World
     -Journal Article

5EModel of Instruction Biology Collection
(18 items)
Teaching Through Trade Books: Crazy for Loco Beans
     -Journal Article
Science Shorts: Ecosystem in a Jar
     -Journal Article
Science Shorts: About Form and Function
     -Journal Article

Adah Stock
Adah Stock
101490 Activity Points

Thanks! I appreciate it.

Deborah Haddad
Deborah Haddad
1550 Activity Points

Thanks. That was very helpful. I appreciate it! :)

Deborah Haddad
Deborah Haddad
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Kathy, Thanks for the Rocks weblink. It is a wonderful site I can use in my class with teachers next spring. Betty

Betty Paulsell
Betty Paulsell
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There are some excellent activities on magnetism and electromagnetism at the NASA THEMIS/ARTEMIS site. This link is to the Exploring Magnetism guide. While it states that it is for grades 6-9, I think that they could be done with younger students. I use some of the activities with campers as young as 7. http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/artemis/epo-classroom-g69.html

Cris DeWolf
Cris DeWolf
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Hi Deborah,

You've already been referred to some great websites and lesson ideas form Kathy, Adah, and Chris. Here are a few more places that I've found very helpful in my lesson planning:
- Teachers Pay Teachers is a great website with products that are created by other teachers. You can search by topic, subject, learning resources (i.e. interactive notebooks, smartboards, etc). I've found this website to be very helpful!
- Picture Perfect Science Lessons are a series of books that use picture books to teach inquiry based science lessons. I really love this series because many times I'm trying to squeeze science into our day. I've found great success when I integrate reading and science. The kids love it, and I can teach science concepts during my literacy block!
- Teaching Science through Trade Books is another fantastic resource for integrating reading and science instruction.
- Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers is a great resource for promoting science literacy using non-fiction text resources
- Lawerence Hall of Science at UCal Berkeley is another great resource with fantastic lesson ideas
- The Learning Center Advanced Search tool is another great resource to find lesson plans and teaching resources for almost any topic you can think of in science.

Best of luck as you move into the new year! Be sure to let us know how all your new lessons go! :)

Maureen

Maureen Stover
Maureen Stover
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