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Mammal Mobile

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Short but sweet. Younger learners will view images and hear about the characteristics that make-up mammals, they will then discuss why a particular animal is, or is not, a mammal providing specific details. They will then create a mammal...
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Plants

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Explore plant biology with your primary learners through this simple presentation. Each slide contains basic facts about plant survival elements such as nutrients, water, warmth, and sunlight. The colorful illustrations will engage your...
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Using Your Senses

For Teachers K - 1st
Here is a terrific lesson that uses a special State Quarter as a learning tool. This one uses the Alabama State Quarter. During this lesson, pupils learn about their five senses. They make observations about what is in paper bags using...
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Animal Life Cycles

For Teachers 2nd
While this is a basic instructional activity on the life cycles of animals, there is a series of resources that make it a rich experience. Learners begin by discussing life cycles, then go to the computer lab to create a diagram, and...
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Comparing the Life Cycles of a Mealworm and Tadpole

For Teachers 2nd
Studying the life cycles of animals can be a motivating experience. This lesson, which focuses on meal worms and tadpoles, could be used to promote learners' writing and critical-thinking skills. They begin by using pictures to identify...
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Life Cycle of a Butterfly

For Teachers 2nd
Combining the new with the tried and true, this lesson has pupils review life cycles and head to the computer lab to reinforce their learning. Learners identify the stages in the life cycle of a butterfly using a handout, then they go to...
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The Happy Game: Physical Features

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students love to test their knowledge, use this game to see what your students know about landforms and other basic geographic terminology.
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Life Cycle of a Frog

For Teachers K - 2nd
Are you teaching a unit on the life cycle? You can use this informative PowerPoint to explain the life cycle of a frog. The ten slides walk students through each step of a frog's life cycle, starting with the adult frog laying eggs. This...
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Design a Submarine

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
New ReviewDon't just sink the boat. Using a closed container as a submarine, pupils experiment to see what to add to the container to make it float, sink to the bottom, and hover in the middle. After finding one option, learners see if they can...
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Hot Air Balloon

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
New ReviewIt is more than just blowing hot air. Pupils first build a hot air balloon out of tissue paper by cutting enough panels of tissue paper to form a balloon shape and glue the panels together. Using a hot air gun, individuals then inflate...
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Worm Farm

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
New ReviewIt is not a barrel of monkeys—it's a jar of worms! Scholars create a worm farm in a spaghetti sauce jar. Pupils layer moist soil, sand, and oatmeal to create a habitat for worms. Individuals place worms into the habitat, cover it with...
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Strawberry DNA

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
New ReviewHumans aren't the only ones with DNA—fruit has it too. Using a extraction solution, pupils pull the DNA out of a piece of fruit. Learners crush up a piece of fruit with the solution and filter out the solids. Scholars then add cold...
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Weather Station

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
New ReviewFind out what it is like outside before braving the elements. Teachers follow directions to build a barometer, rain gauge, and anemometer. Class members use the built weather instruments along with a thermometer to record weather...
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Observing Water's Thin 'Skin'

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
New ReviewKeep the tension up in the classroom. The class first observes as the teacher creates a dome of water above a glass by adding paperclips into an already full glass. Classmates then work in pairs to see how many drops of water can fit...
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Designing and Building the Lunar Plant Growth Chamber

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
New ReviewBuild a place for the plants. Using information learned from the previous lesson in the unit, learners design a lunar plant growth chamber and build a paper model of it. Given strips of paper that represent different sizes of planting...
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Providing Light for Your Plants

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
New ReviewUsing a guided instructional activity, pupils learn about what it takes to make a circuit along with a switch. They build a complete circuit under the direction from the teacher and identify each of the elements of the circuit. Scholars...