Friday, October 20, 2017

5 Minute Science Lesson - Hurricanes, Cyclones, and Typhoons

1. What word do we use where we live?

2. Why do you think they're called something different in other parts of the world?

Friday, October 13, 2017

5 Minute Science Lesson - Moonquakes

1. What do you think causes moonquakes?

2. Are moonquakes as dangerous on the moon as earthquakes are on Earth? Why or why not? 

3. How do you think moonquakes were discovered?

Friday, October 6, 2017

5 Minute Science Lesson - Satellites

1. What is a satellite?

2. What is solar energy? Where does it come from?

3. Can you name something else that uses solar energy?
(Hint: Many school districts speed limit signs and crosswalk signs are powered by solar energy.)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Number Matching With Paper Cups - With a Suggestion

I often see activities like this where a student is working independently to match numbers. I've used a few of them myself. However, there have been times when I've noticed a child put the wrong answer on top, and unless it's brought to my attention, it doesn't get corrected.

My suggestion is this. At the bottom inside the cup, put the same number of dots. That way, when the child mentions s/he's done, you can turn the cup over and have them check to see if their answers are correct.

On activities like this, there has to be a way for them to check their answers to make sure they're actually counting correctly and not just putting down any answer for the sake of finishing the job.

Friday, September 29, 2017

5 Minute Science Lesson - Velociraptors

1. If you were standing next to a Velociraptor, how tall would it be?

2. In the movies, Velociraptors are shown as being as tall as a full-grown man. Why do you think they're shown that way?