Kepler 10b: Exoplanet Discovery in Search for Earth-like Worlds

Astronomers have discovered the smallest planet outside our Solar System, and the first that is definitely rocky like Earth. In September 2010, the 4th planet of the Red Dwarf star Gliese 581, appeared to be the best known example of a possible terrestrial exoplanet orbiting near its home star. An extrasolar planet, or exoplanet, is […]

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Blubber: Teaching About Sea Mammals

Want to really get your elementary kids interested in learning about sea mammals such as whales and walruses?  Then teach about blubber! If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s nothing so disgusting as it sounds.  Blubber is the part of the sea mammals that keeps them warm. In fact, before you start this experiment, […]

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Creating an Ocean Theme in Your Elementary Classroom

When it’s time to teach your elementary kids about oceans and sea life, it’s a great idea to decorate your classroom in an ocean theme.  There are lots of ways of doing this. Here are a few favorite ones: Give the children a preview of the types of sea creatures that they’ll be learning about […]

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Make a Nest & Bird Feeder

The early fall weeks of the new school year are a good time to teach your elementary students about the birds that live around them.  This is the time of the year when the birds that are still around, are looking for shelter and for something to eat.  That gives your kids the opportunity to […]

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Making an Edible Solar System

No need to try to generate excitement with elementary students about space, the solar system and planets.  They already have a natural curiosity about these things, thanks to an abundance of science fiction in the media.  Here are a great way to capitalize on this excitement and to teach them the truth about our solar […]

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Meteorite Madness – Wish Upon a Star

Can you imagine being 4.5 billion years old?  That is the age of the rare 52.8 kilogram meteorite chunk that is being investigated at the Royal Ontario Museum this week by Kimberly Tait, the museum’s curator, and the ROM research team.  The meteorite is about the size of a school packsack, and it was found in […]

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Teaching Through Natural Inspiration

For learners to become lifelong learners and well-rounded happy people in society, it is important for us to work with them.  Finding innovative ways of teaching that will produce effective results is a challenge that every teacher faces in the classroom.  Integrating learning with games simply makes teaching and learning fun.  In some cases where […]

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Earth May have a Shorter Day

The 8.8-magnitude Chilean earthquake released so much energy that it may have slightly shortened the length of the Earth’s day, a NASA scientist says… …The JPL computer model suggests that the length of the Earth day may have been shortened by 1.26 millionths of a second.  The change in the length of the day came […]

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The Life of a Bilingual Elementary Science Teacher!: A Learner Is …

Mrs. Feliz: Buffalo, New York, United States: I am a 24 year old Elementary Science teacher in Buffalo, NY. I also attend the University of Buffalo’s Bilingual Education Master’s Program. Recently I received the best Mother’s Day Present EVER- my beautiful baby girl born May 11, 2008. View my complete profile … Blogging in the Classroom · Classroom Displays · iTeacher · Recorded Books weblog · Successful Teaching · The Tech-Savvy Teacher …

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Tips for teaching Elementary Science

Tips for teaching Elementary Science Everyone knows that teaching clouds is not difficult, just boring.However, you can make it interesting by showing your students how clouds are formed.What you will need is a jar, a match, tape, black paper, a flash light, and a small bag of ice.What you will do is fill the jar […]

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