Friday, April 28, 2017

5 Minute Science Lesson - ripening

What is this?
What is happening?
Did you notice the seeds turn red before the rest of the fruit?
Can you eat it when it's green? Why or why not?

(You might also want to note that the fruit ripens as it grows. It doesn't grow to size and then ripen.)

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Military Grade Sleep System

You can read more about it here.

(A friend of mine found this at Target. It's for children who are afraid of monsters in their bedrooms, or may otherwise have trouble sleeping by themselves. According to my friend, her child feels safer and more comfortable. I checked the Target website but couldn't find it. However, your local store may carry it.)

Friday, April 21, 2017

5 Minute Science Lesson - fire

What do you see?
Where is this?
What colors are the flames?
Why do you think the fire isn't red?

Monday, April 17, 2017

Excellent Teaching Source - CuriosityStream

CuriosityStream is a global ad-free subscription video on demand service. It exclusively delivers nonfiction documentaries and series about science, technology, history and nature.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Write a Hamburger Sentence!

Use the graphic below to write a hamburger sentence. Or, if you wish to get creative, cut out circles from different colored paper (ex: brown for meat, red for tomatoes, green for lettuce) and have the students write one word per "slice" to build it.

To expand it further, or to make it more challenging, you can add a "yellow for cheese" and a "white for mayo" to make the sentence building harder.

(Click on the picture for a larger, printable version.)

Friday, April 7, 2017

5 Minute Science Lesson - space shuttle and rockets

What do you see?
Why is the fire coming out of the big rocket and not the space shuttle?
What is causing the fire?