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Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:06 AM in Kitchen Chemistry
Hi all, I really enjoyed reading your kitchen chemistry ideas! Living on an island and having access to fresh fish, I thought of a great way to engage my students in teaching a chemical reactions lesson. Ceviche is a popular seafood dish on the coastal regions of the Americas. Raw fish is marinated in citrus juices, which cook the fish without heat. A basic explanation of tis concept is that...

Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:49 PM in Does interphase occur only in Mitosis?
You all have great recommendations for teaching cell division. I am teaching this concept to my 5th graders this year. Knowing that many elementary students learn the most from hands-on lessons I often try to incorporate them, especially in the early stages of introducing a new concept. I came across a lesson that was both appropriate and engaging. The stages of cell division can’t be seen wit...

Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:06 PM in Cell Structure and Function
I am beginning to teach Cell Division and Differentiation for my 5th graders and I found the recommendation of Cells Alive interactive site very helpful! My students have learned the basics of cell structures and function. The scipack develops ideas and concepts of how organisms have longevity and their environmental factors that affect it. This site will be enable me capture my students attent...

Recent Reviews by Opt_out

Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:46 PM
3 Earth and Sky (K-4)
The Earth and Sky (K-4) Sciguide was a suitable resource to integrate the solar system into my teaching. The Sciguide was broken down into two sections; Changes int he Sky and Objects in the Sky. Then it is sectioned inot five themes, gravity, seasons, moon, sun, and planets. The site involves lesson plans on the seasons and the planets with rubrics and studnet work. Also, video clips, data, and vignettes. I foundthe interactive resources to be most helpful, but I would have appreciated additional lesson ideas and website links. In addition to taking time to research lesson ideas and resources, the online discussion participants were able to provide many usful sites and lesson ideas.

Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:27 PM
4 Organisms K-4
I found The Organisms K-4 Sciguide to be a resourceful reference. There are three separate parts: Community, Ecosystems and Environment. Then in to themes; Animals Species, Life Cycles, Plant Species, Behavior, Food Web, Populations, Biomes and Habitat. Within each theme there are lesson plans, case studies, audio clips and samples of student work. Also provided in each theme were online web based resources. The overall theme of this sciguide is the awareness, concern and care for our environments. It allows educators to utilize this resource to implement these important ideas within our classrooms. I can suggest that the sites be periodically updated to ensure appropriate access. One example is the Survivors lesson. I was not able access the links. I found that disappointing when I was planning to use the lesson in my class.