" I use Teaching Channel all the time. It has been a huge influence on my practice as has some of the videos NSTA puts out. I watch all the science NGSS stuff, assessing, ESL engagement, etc." Sue Holland, 7th grade, Miller Creek Middle School
Thank you Cindy Leroux from Sun Valley for sharing these resources: "During our Plant and Animal Adaptation the gestation period of the coyote was discussed. This lead to student questions about other animals. This presents relevant information on 14 animals that can be shown/discussed in sections."
Organisms: These were used, some in part as they are long, in an introduction to the Plant and Animal unit. It can begin the discussion as to what an organism is. If students do not have access to microscopes, they might be enlightened. Those with microscopes available might become excited to see what they might see in local pond water.
From Lindsay Hess, 3rd grade Wade Thomas: "Last year we used the SF Zoo Mobile for as part of our animal adaptations unit. The kids really enjoyed it."
Kathryn Cimarelli from Vallecito used this video.as her into to her erosion project.
WATCH: Pacifica Coastal Erosion Caught on Drone Video
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I love when I start to look for one thing and I stumble upon such great resources! For the earth science teachers: The NASA's BEST student guides has 9 design challenges (one guide for 3-5 and one for 6-8).
An extensive list of STEM resources: websites, games, apps, contests, camps, and careers resources. K-12 (including a section on Math)
3D technology meets life science...
All of these resources are off the NSTA Freebie site. So much more to explore!
Here is a You Tube video that is for the teacher (though you could share with the kids depending on how much information you want to give them on stable structures. Thanks Jenny Cavanna!
Engage New York is a website with many resources for common core. I found a section of videos to help with CCSS math concepts with model lessons, games, and activities.
iTEAMS is a professional development research project designed to provide teachers with support to deepen their content knowledge and pedagogy to promote STEM education aligned to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).