Science

Exploring Science: Best for Beans

This week’s Tool allows students to experiment and collect data–developing processing skills. The “Best for Beans” lesson plan helps students learn plant life cycles, their basic needs, and unique environments. Organized around key science concepts, the Family Science Packets are aligned with the National Science Education Standards and most state’s science standards. This Tool of the Week comes from U-STARS~PLUS ...

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Exploring Science: Sticky Fingers

This week’s Tool is a family science activity that explores the properties and composition of matter through collecting data, communicating, experimenting, interpreting data, observing, predicting, and more. The Family Science Packets are organized around key science concepts that are aligned with the National Science Education Standards and are composed of two major sections: Teacher Notes and Family Science Activity. This ...

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Exploring Science with Literature with Fish is Fish

This week’s Tool is a lesson plan, including follow-up activities, that explores Leo Lionni’s book, Fish is Fish, which highlights scientific ideas within literacy. Organized around Bloom’s Taxonomy to support a range of thinking levels and to scaffold learning, the Science & Literature Collection materials incorporating 32 popular children’s books can enable a teacher to create a higher-level thinking environment ...

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Exploring Science with Literature with The First Strawberries

This week’s Tool is a lesson plan, including follow-up activities, that explores Joseph Bruchac’s book, The First Strawberries, which highlights scientific ideas within literacy. Organized around Bloom’s Taxonomy to support a range of thinking levels and to scaffold learning, the Science & Literature Collection materials incorporating 32 popular children’s books can enable a teacher to create a higher-level thinking environment ...

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