McKenna Tow

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Recent Posts by McKenna

Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:07 AM in First Day of School Science Activities
A few activities that you could have your students do could be to have them draw what they think a scientist looks like. Then have them share at their table and explain why they think that is what a scientist looks like. Next, explain what an actual scientist looks like. For another activity have them put together a fossil with different cut outs. For example, take a fossil of a trilobite, cut it...

Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:00 AM in Science Trips
A few field trip ideas for upper elementary students, or any students, would be to go to the recycling center, planetarium, aquarium, factory, a zoo and a firestation. These are just a few ideas. The recyling center would be a great way to introduce recycling. Students can learn a lot about how to recycle and what to recycle. A planetarium would be a great way to talk about star, planets and cons...

Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:34 PM in Hands on Learning
I attend the University of Northern Iowa and I like to incorporate hands on learning by doing some experiments. Some exmaples could be Yoga, making slime, using clay to make buildings for engineering, stacking cups, any type of measuring. The list could go on and on. It all depends on your age group of course. For students of the younger ages I would have hands on learning acitivities that aren't...