Christine Gadbois

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Recent Posts by Christine

Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:31 PM in Food Chains
Hi Gladys! I recently had the recommendation of making food chains specific to different biomes and allowing students to put them in order. You would just need to print out pictures and arrows for the kids to practice placing in the correct order. I think one way that you could stress that the arrows move in the direction that the energy flows, is by drawing the sun rays as arrows going out to the...

Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:47 PM in 3rd grade Solar System
Hello, I am currently in a third-grade math and science classroom completing my student teaching. We are coming up on our unit on the Solar System, so I am looking for some lesson ideas that would be fun and hands on for the students, other than just building a model of the solar system. Thank you so much for any advice and input!

Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:50 AM in Challenging Inquiry Based Labs for Third Grade
Hello! I found a really interesting lab for teaching weathering versus eroding that could definitely be inquiry. You would need to pre-make some 'mountains' using rocks, dirt, and gelatin in order to do this experiment. You essentially create two separate 'mountains', one out of rocks and gelatin and one out of dirt and gelatin. The students can create hypothesis for what they think will happen wh...