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Reptiles, Time For A New Outfit

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Vertebrate Classification
Big Idea: Scientist develop models in order to explain phenomena
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Phases of the Moon

Why is it important to know and understand about the phases of the Moon?

Lots of reasons!

Students make connections and enjoy learning about Earth & Space Science. Students are engaged in learning about the solar system. Students associate aspects of their lives with the Phases of the Moon. So helping students develop a conceptual understanding of the Moon and its phases is important. Learning about the Phases of the Moon helps students to understand MS-ESS 1 Earth's Place in the Universe.

The moon has a great influence on our lives in may ways and I want students to understand that. The Moon's gravitational influence produces tides and factors into the length of the day. The amount and quality of light from the Moon impacts our lives and it is a natural satellite of the Earth. Studying the Moon helps us because we learn things about Earth from the Moon like comparing the elements, rocks, and minerals that come from the Moon to that of the Earth. Learning about the Phases of the Moon is one important aspect to understanding more about Earth and the relationship among the Earth, Sun, and Moon.

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Phases Of The Moon

6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth, Sun, and Moon
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1st Grade Science » Unit: Sound Travel
Big Idea: Every child likes drums, right? Allow students to explore the cause and effect relationship between hitting a drum, sound, and vibrations.
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Respect and Responsibility

The activity has them leaving the classroom and requires the students to work independently from the teacher. In order to make this a positive experience it is important to lay down clear expectations. In the first few days of school we cover respect and responsibility as being expectations. I remind my class that the expectations I have for them is that they can have fun while learning. Respect is following directions, being polite, and in this case being mindful of others in the building who are working. For example, they will visit a part of the school where others might be, they need to not distract and be good observers. I ask them how they can demonstrate responsibility and I add to their ideas on how it pertains to this lesson. After each expectation is given I always give the opposite example of what is NOT expected. It helps make the message more clear and gives them a model of what not to do.  

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Follow the Leader: Following Directions

4th Grade Science » Unit: Opening Science
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Adding a Lesson on Questions.MP4

How do scientists ask questions?

1st Grade Science » Unit: Wiggly Scientists and Wiggly Worms
Big Idea: Students drive the learning by formulating questions!
Jennifer Smith added a Video
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Students Identifying the Claim and Evidence

Drawing Conclusions with CER

8th Grade Science » Unit: Science Fair
Big Idea: In this lesson students will learn the Claims-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) format and use it to develop a conclusion.
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Investigating Worms Part 2

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Structures
Big Idea: How can you conduct an experiment to answer your questions about worms?
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Sound Devices ~ Planning

1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
Big Idea: Looking for sound advice? Help your students build devices that communicate sound over a distance!
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Design your own experiment

Design Your Own Experiment (Day 1)

7th Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to 7th Grade Science
Big Idea: Students need opportunities to explore science and develop their own experiments.
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What's With That Crazy Nye Guy? Weathering One More Time! Day 1

4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering
Big Idea: Students grappling with understanding effects of weathering on the Earth's surface benefit from this video as they jigsaw their new information to prepare for a group presentation.
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