Elementary Science

Science lesson for PLC Kindergarten students

I am looking for suggestions on Science lesson for PLC Kindergarten students on the fives senses, myself and others, living things, and.weather units. I would greatly appreciate any help! Thanks!

Karyn Banas
Karyn Banas
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Hi Karyn,
There are quite a few resources within the threads and at the Learning Center thay may bo of help to you. for example the discussion thread called Elementary Science > Force and Motion with Kindergarten has lots of great ideas mentioned by thread participants. If you scroll through the elementary science discussion forum you will see a couple of other threads that have kindergarten as part of their title.
Also, one of the NSTA journals, Science and Children has lots of great ieass for the early years.
I did an advanced search for you at the Learning Center. I used the words 'five senses'. I narrowed the search to elementary school. 6 great looking resources popped up. One of the articles was called Teaching Through Trade Books: Sharpening Your Senses
Another one that sounded like what you were looking for: The Early Years: Safe Smelling.
Try the advanced search feature for the other resources I found. I hope this helps.
Carolyn

Carolyn Mohr
Carolyn Mohr
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Thank you Carolyn, I will check these out! Karyn

Karyn Banas
Karyn Banas
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Hi: In an effort to understand what PLC stands for I found the following: http://www.allthingsplc.info/ I get it Profession Learning Centers. Pretty neat. Thanks,

Adah Stock
Adah Stock
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I have no specific lesson ideas for you, but with Kindergarten you may want to incorporate the five senses lesson in with the other lessons. Have your students use their five senses to discover aspects of the other lessons you want to teach them. Make sure they understand that using your sense of taste is not always necessary and sometimes dangerous. Observation is one of the most important parts of an inquiry lesson and using the five senses to perform your observations will appeal to all of the different types of learners. Hope this can fuel your thinking along with the other suggestions you have received.

Sarah Galland
Sarah Galland
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Hi Karyn, I noticed Carolyn pointed you to some great resources in the Learning Center. Have you tried using the Learning Center's Advanced Search to find resources? You can use keywords to filter by grade, subject, type of resource, or cost. Here is a link: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/search.aspx Come back and let us know how your lesson goes! Kendra

Kendra Young
Kendra Young
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I just did a lesson on 5 senses using pumkins. this also tied in nicely with Halloween. We had a class donated pumpkin and we used our 5 senses to observe the pumpkin. We even tied math into the lesson and measured the weight and circumference of the pumpkin. The culminating project was carving the pumkin of course!

Deanna Spain
Deanna
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions.. Sorry I haven't replied before now, but we just got our power back from last weekend's storm! Seven days without power, and at least five school days gone. I will check out your suggestions once I have my house back to normal! Karyn

Karyn Banas
Karyn Banas
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I am looking to improve my lesson in science. I am teaching Plate tectonics to 6th grade but have not found a lesson in the community search. Can someone help me?

Tenna Johnson
Tenna Johnson
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Alyce Dalzell
Alyce Dalzell
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