Ms D's Garden
The Science lab is a dramatic play area created to encourage budding chemists by using simple tools to mix common kitchen "chemicals" and observe the reactions. I used clear plastic containers, spoons, eye droppers and dosing syringes to measure and mix vinegar, water, salt and baking powder. I also included small vials of colored water. I introduced this area with specific rules, spoons are for powders and mixing, eye droppers and dosing syringes are for liquids. No Pouring! This was…
Weather in Hawaii
Make a CLOUD! Fun science activity for kids. For younger children, this will have to be a demo (aerosol hairspray or blown out lit match is needed in a glass jar), but the children can still observe and record their Scientific method steps and can 'touch cloud' afterwards! :)
Wild About Weather
This was an exciting week in our 1st grade classroom. As I mentioned earlier in the week, we have been learning about weather. The kids really seemed to enjoy all of the activities we did. They already knew a lot about weather and were eager to share their own weather facts and stories. I have to admit this is the first year I have ever heard the kids talk about a “tsunami”. I guess they’ve been paying attention to world events. On Tuesday we learned more about wind. Being from Kansas we…
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Weather cycle ideas - good for Sparks as well as Key to STEM for Brownies. The site also has links to very short and entertaining videos about the weather cycle, including a weather cycle song.
"Cloud Jars." We've seen them around and they seemed so appealing that we just had to try them for ourselves! We used this activity to practice fine motor skills, focus and coordination, all while learning the very basic concept of how clouds hold water and when they become too heavy it starts to rain. I'm not sure I've ever come across another activity that demonstrates this in such a fun, easy and spectacular way. You'll need coloured water, a clear jar/glass/vase with water in it, shaving…
Weather Around the World: Learn Seasons, Weather Patterns, and More
Learn about seasons, weather patterns, and geography by studying weather around the world! It's also a wonderful way to promote global awareness.
We are continuing on with St. Patrick's Week alongside In Lieu of Preschool! Today we are sharing a Lucky Leprechaun Lab with 3 fun Science experiments for kids! Lucky Leprechaun Lab RAINBOW Science experiments for Kids As some of you may know, we love exploring with Science in the bath. All the mess is contained, there is a water source nearby, and clean up is a breeze. For our Lucky Leprechaun Lab I embellished Rosie's bath with simple St. Patrick's Day accents. I colored the water green…
Weather Activities: Temperature
1-2-3 Come Record The Temperature With Me Showing students how to read a thermometer and checking the daily temperature, is a quick, easy and fun way to collect and analyze data. Two recording sheets help students do that, as well as reinforce tally marks and the concept of comparing and contrasting data. At the end of the month students can make graphs to show their results. The packet includes a paper thermometer slider "craftivity", a temperature log, a tally mark data collection sheet…
The First Grade Parade - marching through a primary world
How's reading coming along this school year? By now I'm sure you're in full swing with guided reading. I recently went to both Indiana and Tennessee for the SDE Kinergarten and 1st grade conferences. I had the opportunity to talk a lot about guided reading (a hot topic!!) and reading comprehension in several of my sessions. If you're looking for some great guided reading phonics activities for teacher table, check out this resource full of tried and true activities I used in the classroom…
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Learning About Weather (Supplemental Science and Literacy Activities)
This Weather Set Includes:9 Hands-On Science Investigations(Including Explanation Sheets and Comprehension Questions)• Where do clouds come from?• Where does rain come from?• Where does wind come from?• What is lightning?• What causes thunder and why is it so loud?• Where do puddles go? (Evaporatio...
Under An Ocean of Air Pressure - Tree House Weather Kids
Information on air pressure can be very useful when teaching students about wild weather, the water cycle, or other weather activities.
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We "rowed" A Pair of Red Clogs , by Masako Matsuno, illustrated by Kazue Mizumura for two weeks. We didn't necessarily plan on that, b...
How to Make a Cloud in a Bottle!
My kids love checking the weather each morning. They memorize the forecast and quote the percentages of rain to us all day so I knew they would love making a cloud in a bottle!