STEM and Literacy Activities for Surviving Christmas and Winter in the Classroom

We all know that the couple of weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas/Winter Break can be rough on teacher energy levels and student behavior. And then, the weeks after Winter Break are tough, too. In December, we are all just waiting for that next break, and the kids more or less mentally check out.  In January, its … Continue reading STEM and Literacy Activities for Surviving Christmas and Winter in the Classroom

How to Build an Amazing Science Program at your School- Part 3 #lessongoals

The last post in this series covered #planninggoals. I talked about how to plan a scope and sequence for your school year. A mandatory prerequisite to lesson planning 🙂 What makes an outstanding Science program that supports the teachers in your school? Calling all teachers, specialists, and principals! Its not a daunting task. I am here … Continue reading How to Build an Amazing Science Program at your School- Part 3 #lessongoals

How to Build an Amazing Science Program at your School- Part 2 #planninggoals

Last week we started off this series with #learninggoals. I listed some must have's for learning goals. What makes an outstanding Science program that supports the teachers in your school? Calling all teachers, specialists, and principals! Its not a daunting task. I am here to help! Do you wish your current science program included engaging … Continue reading How to Build an Amazing Science Program at your School- Part 2 #planninggoals

Why Elementary Science Matters (and How You Can Make It Happen)

Science matters in Kindergarten, just as much as it matters in High School. With elementary science teachers, high school science teachers have a huge helping hand in teaching and sparking scientific interest in our kids today as well as for our scientists and thinkers of the future. When I used to think about a science … Continue reading Why Elementary Science Matters (and How You Can Make It Happen)

Week Twenty-Six Science Lessons: Plant Adaptations and Animal Adaptations (Structures and Functions)

Grade 5 Science Week Twenty-six Lessons This week we will start the Organisms Unit. We are going to take a look at how the structures and functions of plants and animals work, and why they are important. Links to actual materials and lessons are provided throughout this post. I hope you can find something to help make planning this … Continue reading Week Twenty-Six Science Lessons: Plant Adaptations and Animal Adaptations (Structures and Functions)

Week 24 Science Lessons: Carbon Dioxide – Oxygen Cycle and Photosynthesis

Grade 5 Science Week Twenty-four Lessons This week we will continue the Environments Unit. We are going to take a look at how the carbon dioxide- oxygen cycle and photosynthesis work, and why they are important. Links to actual materials and lessons are provided throughout this post. I hope you can find something to help make planning this … Continue reading Week 24 Science Lessons: Carbon Dioxide – Oxygen Cycle and Photosynthesis

Week Twenty-Three Science Lessons: Biomes and Predicting Changes in Ecosytems

Grade 5 Science Week Twenty-three Lessons This week we will continue the Environments Unit. We are going to take a part two look at how organisms interact in their environments. This lesson will cover biomes and the changes living things make in environments. Links to actual materials and lessons are provided throughout this post. I hope you can … Continue reading Week Twenty-Three Science Lessons: Biomes and Predicting Changes in Ecosytems

Week Eighteen Science Lessons: Moon Phases

Grade 5 Science Week Eighteen Lessons This week we will continue the Space Unit. This week we will cover the Moon Phases. Moon phases are not exactly a 5th grade standard. However, they are required to know it and recall the phases from 4th grade. Students struggle with understanding the moon phases even in middle school! So, it … Continue reading Week Eighteen Science Lessons: Moon Phases

Week Seventeen Science Lessons: The Water Cycle

Grade 5 Science Week Seventeen Lessons This week we will start the Space Unit. Space in 5th grade looks at the interactions between space and earth. We will be exploring the Water Cycle this week. Students will observe and diagram the steps of the water cycle. Here is a lesson to help you plan. Links to actual … Continue reading Week Seventeen Science Lessons: The Water Cycle

Week Sixteen Science Lessons: Weather vs. Climate

Grade 5 Science Week Sixteen Lessons This week we will continue the Earth Unit. We will be comparing Weather vs. Climate. Students will learn the difference between the two terms. Here is a lesson to help you plan. Links to actual materials and lessons are provided throughout this post. I hope you can find something to … Continue reading Week Sixteen Science Lessons: Weather vs. Climate