By pairing an engaging 43-minute video with a rich question/answer activity, students will have a meaningful class experience – even on a sub day. This lesson features a viewing of Billions in Change, a high-quality documentary readily available at multiple online sources, and critical thinking ques
TED Talks offer a variety of educational opportunities for our students, from serving as virtual guest lectures on specialized topics to showcasing dynamic models of public speaking. This worksheet was designed to give students a concrete task to guide their viewing of ANY TED Talk.
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Bring science alive with this Living and Non-Living Things PowerPoint! It includes ALL REAL PICTURES and is a great way to generate science discussions about this topic in your classroom!
This PowerPoint includes several opportunities for students to apply what the
This interactive Food Chains PowerPoint includes all real pictures of animals that the kids love looking at! It features opportunities for students to apply what they are learning through questions and interactive food chain activities that allow students to put pictures of animals
Bring Earth's Landforms inside your classroom with this interactive Landforms PowerPoint using all real pictures! It also includes several opportunities for students to answer questions as they learn all about landforms.
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I am SUPER excited about this lesson! This is a fun, interactive SMARTboard .notebook whiteboard activity for Landforms.
Landforms included are:
oceans, canyons, valleys, mountains, plains, volcano, island, lake
Your students will "ROAR" with excitement when they watch this Animal Characteristics PowerPoint! This life science PowerPoint covers all the different and unique parts that animals have and why they have them. Each slide includes ALL REAL PICTURES of animals.
The questions that ar
Your students will be amazed while exploring relationships between plants, animals and their environments in this Plants, Animals and their Environment PowerPoint! It was used during our lesson on interdependence of animals. The questions in the PowerPoint prompt excellent classroom
Bring the outdoors inside your classroom with this Natural Sources of Water PowerPoint! This Earth Science PowerPoint includes a description and ALL REAL PICTURES of each water source plus several interactive slides that allow students to apply what they have learned.
Blast off with this Sun and Moon PowerPoint featuring sun and moon facts! It is a great introduction to your day and night unit or a great addition to your Objects in the Sky unit.
It includes ALL real pictures of the sun and moon in the sky and
This file includes an informational sheet for students to collect basic information on their animals. It also includes handouts to brainstorm ideas for titles and pictures/video. This was intended to be used with a multimedia poster, but I left it generic enough to just on a regular report. There
Energize your students with this interactive Forms of Energy PowerPoint using all real pictures! It also includes several opportunities for students to apply what they are learning through questions and slides matching objects to their forms of energy.
I made this powerpoint when teaching weather in 2nd grade, but it really could be used in any grade 2nd and beyond.
It includes pictures, video links out to the web and a video of when Hurricane Irene flooded the town I used to work in. This video had a huge impact on my students and they really en
This Packet includes close reading activities for the First Grade Exemplar Text (according to CCSS) for Amazing Whales. This packet also includes close reading of "articles" short passages on whales, as well as close reading strategies for media (whale videos).
Close reading is a strategy which re
This is a PowerPoint about the Rain Forest Habitat. This PowerPoint describes the attributes of the rain forest habitat, as well as plants and animals that live there.
With this PowerPoint (and all of my habitat PowerPoints) I use Katie Pipkin's Animal Habitat Graphic Organizer, which is a free
iPad STEM project uses stop-motion video for students to recreate the Moon Phases.
This iPad® mobile digital device STEM Challenge project is a fun and creative way for students to demonstrate their learning or as an introduction to the lunar cycle. Students will use the en
What's the difference between weathering and erosion?
This is a powerpoint presentation that introduces these terms and explains them. Included are examples of each phenomenon. At the end of the powerpoint presentation, there are a couple of quiz questions to see if children are able to identif
This is a PowerPoint about the Ocean Habitat. This PowerPoint describes the attributes of the ocean habitat, as well as plants and animals that live there.
With this PowerPoint (and all of my habitat PowerPoints) I use Katie Pipkin's Animal Habitat Graphic Organizer, which is a free download on
A PPT on animal habitats. It covers grasslands, deserts, polar regions, oceans, rainforests, and deciduous forests. For each there is a slide with the habitat name, facts, and pictures; a list of a bunch of animals that live in that habitat; two slides with (4) great pictures of animals that live in
This took a loooong time to make, but it was totally worth it. Never before has there been a PowerPoint about continental drift and plate tectonics that is so straightforward and engaging, With dozens of original animations and illustrations, smooth transitions, and a healthy dose of humor scattered
Animal Research with QR Codes Zoo Edition
This set includes 23 animals for students to choose from to research. Each animal has at least 3 QR Codes with information youtube videos on the animal.
turtle or tortoise
This high-quality, image-rich PowerPoint presentation overviews the characteristics and life cycle of butterflies in a way that is easy for young children to understand.
If you enjoy this FREE PowerPoint, please consider looking at my Butterfly Life Cycle Unit which compliments the presentation per
This is a 20 day unit about the structure and scale of the universe, the big bang theory, and the life cycle of stars (among other things) that is guaranteed to engage your students and make your life a little easier. This is such a fantastic topic. I love astronomy and the natural curiosity it bri
DNA is something that is generally seen as mysterious or difficult to understand. This 5 minute animation turns that mystery into knowledge.
The videos explains:
- DNA is a molecule
- How DNA acts like a recipe for a living thing
- How Amino acids combine to form proteins
- The importance of prot
If you teach animal classification, this presentation covers it all!
This presentation covers the two main groups of animals in the animal kingdom: invertebrates and vertebrates. It also goes into the groups of vertebrates and their characteristics!
Main ideas covered in presentation:
Spiders Powerpoint Activity: Your students will love this engaging lesson about Spiders and Arachnids. This Spiders Powerpoint is perfect for K- 5th! Have fun and learn all about the characteristics of spiders!
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States of Matter STEM project on the iPad using a free stop-motion video app.
This iPad® mobile digital device STEM Challenge project is a fun and creative way for students to demonstrate their learning or as an introduction to the 3 states of matter (solids, liquids, and gases) and how the
Do you want to keep your students focused as they watch videos in class? How many times have you noticed students talking or totally distracted when they watch a video? Do they take the videos, seriously? Without specific tasks to guide them, students may not think the videos are important or may no
Animals Adaptations Powerpoint Activity: Learn key information about animals and how they have adapted to their surroundings for survival. Lesson includes discussion questions at the end. Your students will enjoy this engaging lesson on animal adaptations!
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This presentation includes information on how light "behaves" when it comes in contact with different objects. The presentation covers reflection, refraction, absorption, and why we see different colors based on these actions.
Also included is a chart activity where students are given a color ob
Rock Cycle Powerpoint: Your students will enjoy learning about rocks, rocks and minerals and the rock cycle with this engaging Rock Cycle PowerPoint!
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Terms/concepts in this presentation include: Rocks, Minerals, Uses of rock, Types of rock, Igneous Rock, Metamorphic Rock, Sedimentary Rock, Extrusive rock, Intrusive rock, foliation, The Earth's Crust, weathering, recrystallization, and The Rock Cycle.
Let's Rock is a 36 slide powerpoint presentat
This presentation goes over the changes in appearance of the moon. It poses the question "Why does the moon appear to change shape?" to the students and then goes on to help them better understand the concept. There is a diagram of the moon's revolution around the Earth which includes the position
This is a PowerPoint about the Prairie Habitat. This PowerPoint describes the attributes of the prairie habitat, as well as plants and animals that live there.
With this PowerPoint (and all of my habitat PowerPoints) I use Katie Pipkin's Animal Habitat Graphic Organizer, which is a free download
Do you use project based learning in your classroom? This project is the perfect way for primary classrooms to explore weather through project based learning. Your students will research the weather forecast, write a script, and record their own forecast to share with the class! This is a great wa
Use a free iPad app to create a stop-motion video of the water cycle.
This iPad® mobile digital device STEM Challenge project is a fun and creative way for students to demonstrate their learning or as an introduction to the water cycle. Students will use the enclosed direction sheets, QR an
Day and Night Powerpoint Activity: Your students will love this engaging Day and Night PowerPoint lesson! Learn about why we have daytime and nighttime. Perfect for early elementary lessons on day and night!
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This 23 slide set covers the basics of the electromagnetic spectrum including:
• the different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum (radio, microwave, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-rays, gamma),
• the relationship between wavelength, frequency, and energy,
• and the characteristics and uses of
Simple Machines Powerpoint: Learn about simple machines like the lever, screw, wheel, axle, inclined plane, pulley and wedge. Your students will enjoy this engaging PowerPoint lesson about Simple Machines! Watch the lesson then do one of the activities below to reinforce learning!
Energy Powerpoint Jeopardy game is in a different format then my other ones. It has a lot of pitures on it and even gives some hints on some of the slides. I found that my students had a difficult time with this unit in science, so I put hints that applied to their real life situations.
Plant 101 is a song written primarily for kindergarten and first grade.
The song teaches the basic parts of a plant in a modern fun song.
All music was written and recorded by Jon Jamar.
You got your stem, you have your leaves, and your roots
You got your stem, your leaves, and you
Meiosis can be a very hard process to visualize. The various meiosis webquests that I had found online for free were ok, but not great. For that reason I was determined to create an interactive meiosis tutorial that animated the stages of meiosis in a clear and understandable way. Here it is! I’m ve
This is a 14 slide Power Point that describes the different layers of the Earth. It illustrates the concept of convection and continental drift. It closes with a brief assessment and links to enhance student learning.
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23 different ocean themed QR codes!!! By scanning these QR codes, your students will view 23 different read aloud stories, songs, and videos to enhance your ocean theme.
This is a great center (or something for your students to do when they finish early or as a reward!)! If you are lucky enough to
This giant PowerPoint is what I use every day when I teach the Virginia SOL 5.1 Scientific Investigation unit. Each day of this 6 days unit has a link on the initial slide. The first slide for each day is the lesson objective (I like the kids to see what we hope to accomplish during that lesson, kno
Life Cycle of Stars PowerPoint: This lesson engages students by incorporating videos, high resolution pictures, and easy to understand explanations on the life cycle of stars.
This lesson contains 19 slides and should run a full class period or two to teach, and contains the following Slide Titles:
This mini unit on spiders features QR codes with 2 informational videos about spiders.
Students will scan each video and watch to learn more about spiders as well as "the world's strongest spider web". You can then customize the lesson with 1 (or more) of the concept maps.
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Updated November 2015!! This SMARTboard lesson is a 24 page instructional unit lesson that covers all of the Virginia fourth grade SOLs for Space. This lessons focuses on:
1 - -Changes in Our Understanding of the Universe/Solar System - Geocentric vs. Heliocentric (Earth Centered vs. Sun Centered