Category: teacher tips

Quick and easy science activities for grade 4 5 6 to add to your curriculum.

Five Minute Science Activities

   Do you need quick science activities that will amaze and spark curiosity in your students? Five-minute science activities are what you need. These five-minute science activities can be tied into your curriculum to get your students thinking about why and how science makes it happen. In addition to tying

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science ideas ti use at the end of the year

End of the Year Science Activities

School is weeks away from being over but there’s still time to complete these end of the year science activities. The kids are restless and ready to be done. End of the school year, teacher tired is real. So, what can you do to keep engagement high, even when the

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Integrating Literacy Skills into Science Class

  Integrating literacy skills into your science classroom should be as important as making sure your class is hands-on. Reading and writing skills help students to better understand the scientific concepts you are teaching. However, embedding these skills into your classroom does not need to be time-consuming or boring. There are

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How to Teach a Unit on Magnetism

Teaching children about magnets can be challenging. A magnetism unit needs to follow NGSS standards. Your unit on magnets is a fun and engaging way to integrate hands-on learning activities and provide students with opportunities to solve real-life problems. Learn how to teach magnetism to students while incorporating the Next

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Teaching a unit on natural disasters

How to Teach a Unit on Natural Disasters

Teaching a unit on natural disasters will instantly engage students. Most people find tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes, and earthquakes interesting, especially if they live in an area where they might come into contact with one. While you are teaching, a natural disaster unit is typically high in engagement, further student

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Alternative Ways to Conduct Lab Activities in Your Classroom

  Science teaching has always been chock full of hands-on activities and experiences to cement learning in the students’ young minds in our classroom. However, due to the pandemic’s various constraints, our “normal” teaching strategies and routines have been completely altered. As we settle into “the new normal,” science teachers

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Science Songs for Your Classroom

Whether you are in remote learning or in the classroom, you can spice up learning by incorporating science songs into your classroom. If you are distance teaching, I love the idea of starting the Google Meet or Zoom session by playing one of these songs to get your students motivated

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Teacher Self Care Ideas

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the life of a teacher got that much harder. Before 2019, a teacher’s life was hard enough trying to juggle students, their parents, administration, colleagues, state testing, and keeping up with the latest teaching trends that there was little room for personal life…

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