Pepper and Water Chase

School is Back in Full Swing and so is our Learning Fun in Elementary Science! This activity can be done at home or in school but be careful with the pepper – it can make you sneeze and should never be put near the eyes!  Have fun! Pepper and Water Chase: Not all liquids can […]

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Plant a Butterfly Garden! And 4 Free Guides and Lesson Plans!

Planting a Butterfly Garden is a Gift Free to All Ages from National Geographic IMAX!  The following is the 1st Free Download (see bottom of of this article).  Following this are 3 others including: Grade 7-12 Learning Guide; Flight of The Butterflies (79 pp); And, also in Spanish!  See Below! Objective: Students will plan and plant […]

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Pennies in Motion: Newton’s Law of Physics

Newton’s 1st law of physics states that an object at rest will stay at rest, and an object in motion will stay in motion. This is an easy physics concept that can be taught to students of all ages. For example, when a bowling ball is rolled down a bowling alley, according to Newton, it […]

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Automaton: Elementary Science of The Old-Fashioned Robot

This month’s Elementary Science feature is about the very early example in science history of what today we call a sophisticated robot.   An Automaton is basically an old-fashioned robot, or a “non-electronic moving machine “. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary describes one as: 1. a mechanism that is relatively self-operating; especially : robot 2. a machine or control […]

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The Olive Tree of Life

Often known as The Tree of Life, The Olive Tree is this month’s focus on Elementary Science.  The passing of an Olive Branch has been longtime known as offering a sign of Peace. The Olive fruit, oil and leaves all have significant healing and strengthening properties for the human body.  In Jesus’ Biblical times, Noah […]

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Creating a Platylope

How about a “platy-lope” – an animal that is half platypus and half antelope? This week, have your students create a new species, and write about and draw a picture of their animal. Have them examine the qualities of different species, and combine them into what they think would be the most adaptable survivable animal.  […]

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Create a Weather Chart for Your Elementary Classroom

Your grade school / elementary age children have a natural curiosity about the weather, so why not spend some time teaching them about it?  It’s especially helpful if you create an activity that is heavy in visual excitement.  One idea that fits the description:  Having the kids create their own weather chart. To do this, […]

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Teaching Your Class About Mammals

Want a fun way to teach your elementary kids about mammals?  Here’s a plan of teaching tips that your class will find entertaining and you will know is educational.  To do this, you’ll need: 1)    several pictures of mammals 2)    index cards 3)    books or websites about mammals, and 4)    some mammal take-home sheets Once […]

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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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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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