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Glitter Germs

Learning about germs and the importance of washing hands. Objectives: Students will have a concrete example as to why they should wash their hands with soap and warm water. Students will understand that germs are smaller than the eye can see. Materials: Glitter Paper Towels Hand Lotion Bucket (to catch glitter) Plan: Procedure: (Be sure […]

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Making Butter Experiment

Making Butter Experiment #435 This week’s experiment came from a conversation that I had with my sister. We were talking about all the inventions and discoveries that have happened during my Grandmother’s 100 years, and how much daily life has changed. She commented that she has her students make butter in the classroom, so they […]

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How Polar Bears Stay Warm – The Blubber Glove

Students will explain what keeps Polar Bears warm in the Arctic by experiencing a layer of blubber to protect them. Materials: Little Polar Bear by Hans de Beer construction paper sandwich bags Crisco bowl of water ice cubes The Blubber Glove: To make the blubber glove, use two zip lock plastic bags and fill one […]

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Butterfly Life Cycle: Biography of a Caterpillar

Students write a biography of a caterpillar using appropriate vocabulary and time lines. Materials: Chart Paper for K-W-L Story The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and other non-fiction titles about the topic. Caterpillar eggs, appropriate environment for development of caterpillars, specific food for type of caterpillar. Magnifying glasses and observation journals. Lesson Plan: Students dictate what […]

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Spring Potted Plants ~ Learning About Plant Growth

This is a math and science activity for learning about plant growth and measuring the progress. Objectives: The children learn about plant growth as well as gain graphing skills and other important knowlage. Materials: Plastic milk jug [empty] Planting soil Seeds of fast-growing plants Water Sun And a little TLC Lesson Plan: Take a regular […]

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Gingerbread Houses

This is a great activity for the week before winter vacation — very calming activity. Be sure to play soothing instrumental music during the building process. Objectives: listen to literature about the North Pole, bakeries, Mrs. Santa Claus, ginger bread. follow directions to assemble a gingerbread house out of icing, graham crackers and candy. write […]

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Life Cycle of a Butterfly Pasta Activity

Students will learn to identify the four stages of a butterfly’s life cycle. Materials: Butterfly patterns spiral pasta-caterpilllar shell pasta-chrysalis bow tie pasta-butterfly small pasta representing an egg crayons or markers glue Lesson Plan: Ask the students what they know about butterflies. Have they ever seen one? Have they ever touched one? What did it […]

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Inside a Seed

Students will look inside seeds to discover the beginning of a plant, and will discuss elements that plants need to grow. Objectives: Students will look inside a seed to discover the beginning of a plant Students will discuss elements that are important for plants to grow – air, water, food Materials: lima beans; soak in […]

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Dinofours My Seeds Won’t Grow Book Activity

Students will be able to identify what plants need to grow. Materials: Book: Dinofours My Seeds Won’t Grow clear plastic cups seeds- Lima Beans or marigolds water potting soil Lesson Plan: Read and discuss the story including talking about what seeds need to grow and what the one dinofour did that was not fair to […]

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