Friday, August 26, 2016

5 Minute Science Lesson - Fireflies

1. Do you know what this is?

2. Would this insect be easier to spot during the day or night?

3. Why do you think it can light up?

4. What do you think this insect does with its light?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

"When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors"

I was watching the local news, and the weatherman quoted this saying: When thunder roars, go indoors.

He then went on to explain that many times people think that just because they don't see lightning, that it's safe to go outside. But that's not always true. If they hear thunder, they must understand that lightning will follow somewhere.

I think teaching all children should be taught this little quote. You never know - it might save a life one day.

Friday, August 19, 2016

5 Minute Science Lesson - Sea Anemome

This is a sea anemone. It is a live aquatic animal. Discuss why the anemone is moving its mantle up and down. Why do you think the fish are underneath it? Are they in danger by being under there?

Friday, August 12, 2016

5 Minute Science Lesson - Spiders

This spider just shed its "skin". Why? Discuss what happens to spiders when they get bigger. Are there any other creatures who shed their skins when they grow?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Here's a Really Simple Way to Teach Phonics Using Pool Noodles

Pool noodles are available everywhere during the summer, and they're inexpensive, too. So it's a great time to stock up for fun, hands-on classroom activities, like Pool Noodle Phonics.

Get full how-to instructions here.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016