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Clover Search Game

March 1, 2011 Teachnet Staff 1

Ian McCall has designed two wonderful exercises that are great practice for younger children and fun for kids of all ages. We were quite taken with his Clover Patch Search game, where you browse among square photos to find the clovers, and maybe even a four-leaf clover!

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Science 911

December 5, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

So you really want to know – did dinosaurs really roam the earth in what is now Kansas? What the heck is a quark? Just […]

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Bring the Summer Into Your Classroom

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

If your students are suffering from the cold-weather blues, turn your classroom into a summer resort for a day or a week. They will get a chance to pretend it’s warm, and also do comparison activities that will put their brains to work.

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Summer Solstice

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

The summer solstice here in the northern hemisphere marks a time when the earth’s axis tilts towards the sun, as it will between June and September, causing warm weather and “longer” days in the northern hemisphere, and cold weather and “shorter” days in the southern hemisphere.

Valentine’s Day Varieties

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Readers’ Favorite: Our collection of Valentine’s Day activities in a variety of subjects and levels. Make some pink applesauce and stained glass hearts, read a Valentine’s Day book, play a few games and then do a quick science lesson by studying your heart rate. That’s a festive day!

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Sunny Days: Ultraviolet Overexposure

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

For a number of years now researchers have educated the public and reinforced the statements that tans are unhealthy, and the sun can cause skin damage and even cancer. Still, the local pool is packed and the beaches are more for “catching some rays” than swimming or surfing. As the atmosphere above is damaged, the sun’s ultraviolet rays become more dangerous each year. What can you do to help students understand the importance of protecting their skin?

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Snow Activities

November 6, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

The first snow of the year might mean a snow day for your happy students. When they return, talk about the impact snow has on your local environment – including missed days of school and work.