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!
Introduce students to fossils and how paleontologists mark out a dig. Using cooperative learning techniques, students use plastic forks to systematically, probe through the sand, starting at one corner of the box.
Try a gallon jar of pond water with a plant or two in your own room, and see what develops over the next few months.
Lesson for identifying the different parts of a flower’s anatomy. Download included.
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.
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.
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…
How to create and grow plants inside a balloon.
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.
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.