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Creating Water in the Desert

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

This is such a neat little experiment, it’s fun and informative for all ages. Based on the process of condensation, it appears to create water from nothing (which is, of course, not the case).

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Going to Seed

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 1

Quick, summer is over and fall is threatening with freezing temperatures. Take the last few days of nice weather and collect some seeds to use […]

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Reindeer Research

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Reindeer are just one of many species that are well known for doing something they don’t actually do. In this lesson students do their own research about reindeer, including where they live, what their purpose is, and how they got such a lofty reputation.

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Plant Growing Projects: Seed Planting Tips

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

If you are going to grow seeds, put them in water on Friday to soak so they will be ready for students to prepare on Monday for growing. They will sprout early in the week, giving students more time to view the growing stage uninterrupted. Radishes and alfalfa sprout faster than beans, and if it’s out of season to buy garden seeds, a health food store that sells seeds and grains for sprouting and milling may carry radish, alfalfa, mung beans, wheat and corn year ’round.

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Hunter-Gatherers in the Classroom

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

We are finally experiencing cooler weather after a long, hot summer. Flowers have, in most cases, gone through their useful life. Those dried-up flowers don’t indicate a dead plant, of course, but the beginning of life. Now is the time to bring in seeds to examine and save over for next spring. Here are some ideas…

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Visible Roots: Plant Growth You Can See

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

As tulips bloom and the trees are finally a little greener, thoughts of planting seeds suddenly “Spring” to mind. Before you even touch a packet of seeds though, check out this clearly clever idea for keeping track of what those roots actually DO.

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Spring Fever: Create a Plant Nursery Indoors

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Winter blues got you down? Summer heat keeping you in? Or perhaps it’s almost Spring Break and you can’t wait for some warmer weather. Whatever the season, bring some green into your classroom by creating a miniature nursery.

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Earth Day Everyday

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Earth Day is officially 40 years old, as of April 22, 2010. But you can have Earth Day everyday in your classroom. Here we discuss several activities for students to focus on anytime.

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Frogs: Grow Your Own

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Raising frogs from tadpoles sounds like a great idea, except for possibly wading through muck trying to scoop them up. Contributor Kimberle Steinberg tipped us […]