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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Free Wildlife Curriculum

FREE Wildlife curriculum-
 Earth Rangers has compiled science curriculum resources for teachers to foster children’s passion for animals and better integrate environmental messaging in the classroom.

Earth Rangers

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Teaching Cloud Identification

See the fish in the cloud?
We will be learning about the atmosphere and clouds and weather this year, so I wanted to share what I am using to teach Cloud Identification with you guys.  
This site has a free 2 page pdf file to print out with questions that help your student i.d. specific clouds.
http://www.usc.edu/org/cosee-west/March06Resources/OtherResources/CloudID.pdf

And this site has many photographs and descriptions of each type of cloud.
http://www.invectis.co.uk/cloud/cloud.html#pic

Monday, August 8, 2011

Teaching Anatomy with Online Games



Anatomy Arcade makes basic human anatomy come ALIVE through awesome free flash games, interactives and videos.

Anatomy Arcade is perfect for the novice teenager in the classroom, right through to students and professionals of health care looking for a fun way to review.


Anatomy Arcade comes highly recommended by other homeschoolers and nursing students!  
http://www.anatomyarcade.com/

Teaching the Moon's Phases

So, I found this idea on teaching the moon's phases and am definitely going to do it this school year!
Use Oreo Cookies, with cream taken away, to mimic pictures of the moon's phases!
Science Bob's Link 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Find out your Child's Learning Style to Enhance Learning


Find out your child's learning style to enhance their capabilities! 
Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic?

Visual
It is estimated that 80 percent of what we learn is through our vision. From an early age, a child acquires valuable information about his surroundings through his or her eyes. Because of this fact, normal schooling makes use of methods that favor visual learners. Children who are primarily visual learners tend to get information through reading books. They can also learn more from pictures and other visual materials. If you notice that your child is tidy and organized in their learning habits, then he might be a visual learner.

Auditory

For some children, their sense of sound allows them to gather large volumes of information and have them processed accordingly. A child is most probably an auditory learner if he or she is good at listening to instructions and is very sensitive to variations in spoken words. They excel in gaining knowledge from conversations and lectures. Because listening requires more concentration than seeing, students of this learning style can be more discerning. They are usually more attentive in class and can distinguish different ideas just by listening to them. Because information revealed through speaking are not usually recorded accurately in class, the memory capacity of auditory learners exceed those of visual learners. Children of this type also enjoy studying with music in the background.

Kinesthetic

A child who has a kinesthetic learning style cannot just sit still and wait for information to be given. They surpass in finding out things for themselves without any needs for guidance. Explorers at heart, kinesthetic learners are known to be quite active even before a lesson proper. Their natural curiosity drives them to make new discoveries, making it hard for regular schools to limit their movement. Children of this learning style are often mistaken to be rowdy and undisciplined. That however, is a grave misconception. Kinaesthetic learners always seem to be moving around because they see their surroundings differently. For them, the world is just a huge playground full of wonderful things they want to discover and explore.

The entire article can be found at:
http://www.child-central.com/learning-styles-children.html

Head of the Class - Free Curriculum for K-5

 A full, truly free curriculum with online activities, printouts and what to teach scripts, too!
Check it out and if you already use them, please leave a short review in a comment, would ya?