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National Science Foundation provides this program recognizes outstanding mathematics and science teachers from across the United States and four U.S. jurisdictions for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. In even numbered years this award is for grades K-6. In odd numbered...
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The Siemens Science Day website offers a variety of tools and resources that will help you reinvent science class. You'll find new, original hands-on activities and supporting videos, a teacher support center with best practice guides, monthly themes and an Ultimate Cool School sweepstakes.
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This Web site contains selected USGS educational resources that may be useful to educators in primary school grades (Kindergarten to Grade 6). Many of these resources can be used directly in the classroom (see Resource Symbols) or will be useful in classroom lessons or demonstration activities...
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Designed for students ages 6-12 (grades 1-6), this intergalactic, story-driven game follows adventures of young scientist Thalo and his alien friend Grit as they explore alien worlds and apply science learning to solve problems throughout the galaxy on their quest to release the galaxy from the evil...
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Published in 1998
Welcome to our collection of children's online astronomy activities. In th efollowing six chapters are hundreds of fun explorations into astronomy as a classroom tool for learning how to theorize, experiment, and analyze data. The activities are fully illustrated and contain detailed, step-by-step...
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Celebrating Chemistry is designed to engage and educate children (grades 4-6) in the basic principles of chemistry and are available in both English and Spanish. Most editions are aligned with either National Chemistry Week (NCW) or Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) and contain articles,...
Grade Level   4 5 6
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A system is a group of related features or objects that are organized in some way. Different parts of a system interact with each other. This causes a system to function in some way as a whole. Every system has a driving force that makes it work. In any system, there can be a large number of parts...
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Students learn about the phases of the moon by acting them out. In 30 minutes, they will act out one complete 30-day cycle.
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"K-8 teachers and space enthusiasts of all ages, start your school year off right with a Solar System Bulletin Board from the NASA/JPL Educator Resource Center. The resources include a poster of Saturn's Titan Moon, taken by NASA's Cassini mission, along with student activities for grades 1-8; a...
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Calling all space-heads! NASA has launched a new playlist of videos on YouTube for Kids. Most appropriate for elementary and middle level students, the playlist features 33 intriguing, kid-friendly videos from NASA exploring topics such as our solar system's formation, the scale of the universe,...
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Using fossils to correlate and locate the correct strata, and to determine where in those strata dinosaurs might be found, it is now possible to see how dinosaur fossils can be traced from one place to another.
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Rocks break down into smaller pieces through weathering. Rocks and sediment grinding against each other wear away surfaces. This type of weathering is called abrasion, and it happens as wind and water rush over rocks. The rocks become smoother as rough and jagged edges break off. In this activity,...
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This activity has students making a topographic model out of salad trays. Students copy maps onto the trays and add different topographic features. When put together, the trays show a complete topographic map.
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Camps and workshops at the Gilbert House utilize a hands-on, inquiry-based approach. Experienced educators guide all the learning opportunities. Our staff, our methods and our children's museum environment create the perfect combination for a fantastic experience. Camps are designed to be fun,...
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The presence of water in solid, liquid, and gaseous forms is one of the primary factors that distinguished Earth from its neighbors in the solar system. In this activity, students will toss a globe to collect data on whether there is more surface water or land on earth.
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This web site is designed to help educators prepare, plan, and teach about science and technology. A search engine enables you to sift through all of the Smithsonian Educational Institutions for what you need.
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"Created by the Space Telescope Science Institute, this website provides access to fun and engaging learning activities about astronomy, all of which live up to the website's name. The Institute also happens to oversee the grant administration, planning, scheduling, and public outreach activities...
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CalPhotos is a collection of 513-333 photos of plants, animals, fossils, people, and landscapes from around the world.
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The Royal Society Picture Library is a database of digital images of paintings, drawings and prints held in our collections. It has been created to inspire the exploration of science through its visual history. Browse and search rare, intriguing and beautiful pictures selected from the collections...
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