OM 5 Science has us learning about astronomy. In our study of early, practical applications of astronomy by the Egyptians, we learned about sundials. One assignment required Thing 3 to make a sundial and try to tell time with it, checking himself against a clock. It was difficult at first, but he got pretty good at it fairly quickly. We made this very simple yet effective sundial by placing a pencil in a ball of clay. Every hour, Thing 3 went out and marked the hour with a stone. This…
Shrinky Dinks Cell Models • Teacher Thrive
I recently developed a slight obsession with Shrinky Dinks. It was one of my favorite crafting activities as a child, and now as a mom, my daughter is having fun with it too. If you’ve never used it, it’s basically thin sheets of plastic that you can cut and color and then bake in the oven, […]
5 Simple Handmade Toys for Kids
Welcome back to my DiY round up! Today I show you 5 simple, easy to make toys for kids. We busy parents don't always have time to build large and complicated projects. In some cases, it may...
Geology in a jar 3
Firstly I have to thank lilfishstudios - www.lilfishstudios.blogspot.com/ - for the inspiration and idea of felting in a jar. Her wonderful terrariums inspired me to recreate a cross section of planet earth, from the molten core to the green grass, complete with grazing sheep. Basically layers of wool, with a few bits and bobs of wooly leftovers added.
Some innovative castle designs by my middle school students, Samuel E. Shull Middle School, Perth Amboy NJ 2017 After watching the video of David Macaulay's Castle, my students designed their own fortresses. They tested the defensive walls by building catapults with popsicle sticks, rubber bands and spoons and firing mini marshmallows at their creations to see how many could land inside. Caerphilly Castle was built in the thirteenth century. It is the largest castle in Wales. To learn more…
Kristin Lee Resources
How do you know when a chemical change has occurred? Help your students find the answer! Find this and other middle school science activities.
FREE Earth Science Reference Guide
A quick reference guide for students covering the basic concepts in middle school Earth science. I like to print a class set in color and then laminate them for my students to use throughout the school year. I have also given the students a copy of this reference sheet to keep in their science not...
FREE Physical Science Reference Guide
A quick reference guide for students covering the basic concepts in middle school physical science. I like to print a class set in color and then laminate them for my students to use throughout the school year. I have also given the students a copy of this reference sheet to keep in their science ...
Properties of matter-Interactive Science Notebook foldable
This foldable will help your students classify matter by its physical properties. This resource may be used with students from grades 4-6 (whole group, small groups or individual instruction). Adapted to address different learning styles and differentiated instruction.
Evidence of Chemical Changes
PLEASE use the revised version of this freebie :-) This handout gives students examples, descriptions, and pictures to help them understand each type of evidence of chemical change.
Biology - Research Overview | NSF
An Interactive Tour of the Cell - Although the cell is the smallest unit of life, it is by no means simple. Take the tour with your students.