Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:17 AM
Helpful for Online Information, But No Lessons
The Earth and Sky SciGuide is broken into two sections, Changes in the Earth and Sky and Objects in the Sky. These sections are then broken into subtopics, Gravity, Seasons, Moon, Planets, and Sun. These topics are helpful to find specific information on that subject, however, they only have website links listed and no lesson plans.
I am currently teaching about moon phases, so the moon section of this SciGuide provided me with online resources, like the student links, which are interactive and engaging.
Overall, I am disappointed with this SciGuide because there is no specific lesson plans. Most of the links had good information, but it would help if these websites were categorized by grade level. Also, I had problems getting some of the links to load or open at all and there are some website links that take you to another page with links on it, which can be confusing.
Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:09 AM
Engaging and Interactive Nutrition Resources
The Nutrition SciGuide is a fantastic resource to get ideas how to teach nutritional lessons. The SciGuide is broken up into three sections, Food, Body Functions, and Food Choices. The sections all relate to each other, while breaking up the topic of nutrition into important and useful parts. Each section has an abundance of lessons, interactive websites, and kid-friendly resources. The lesson plans are well organized, descriptive, and easy to follow. They are formatted for specific grade levels, but can be adapted for all grade levels.
I did find a few web links that didn’t connect to the site, but I used Google to find the correct link.
I recommend this SciGuide to any teacher looking for a place to start when teaching nutrition. The SciGuide is a wealth of information readily available and easily accessible.