Hands-on Science RESOURCE LINKDiane Parton, Hands-on Science Instructional Coordinator
email@example.com (best way to reach me)
(931) 668-4022, Instructional Coordinators' Extension 239; (931) 668-5500, Ext. 4005 Bridgestone Environmental Education Classroom & Habitat (BEECH)
BEECH visits 2013-14 will be scheduled for grades 1,3 and 5 on Wednesdays and Fridays (other grades upon request). Click calendar at http://www.bridgestoneamericas.com/beech to request booking your investigation! (others by request as schedule allows)
The cost is free, including transportation for Warren County students,
thanks to system partner,
Bridgestone & Warren County Schools!
We're going STEM! New standards-based investigations modified each year for each grade level. Full-day or half day!
PERMISSION FORMS TO VISIT THE BEECH: BEECH Permission and Release forms are required for EACH visitor, including teachers! One-page permission waiver is on our BEECH website (below) on "forms" link.
Click here to view some photos of our visits:
Mrs. Brandie Mansfield's class at BEECH on Tennessee Wild Side August 2013 on PBS!
Come and meet our newest mounted animal...Larry...the Hawk!
BEECH - 2009 Governor's Environmental Stewardship Educational Program Award! - http://tennessee.gov/environment/awards/09awds/09winners_1.pdf
2009/10 Wildlife Habitat Council's HABITAT OF THE YEAR!http://www.wildlifehc.org/Registry_CertifiedSites/index.cfm
2011/12 Wildlife Habitat Council CLL of the Year nominee, & Winner CEO Award
May 2012 Wildlife Habitat Coundil Regional Summit location
We will have a county-wide science fair! Projects can be completed any time during the school year. Rules and divisions packet Packet
Entries will be winners from grades 6-12 of each category of his or her school science fair. 1st place winners from schools in grades 4-5 will be on display. Discovery Education Science Fair Central http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral http://www.sciencebuddies.org Science buddies has an idea/topic generator and excellent projects!!
Kathy Schrock's science & technology: Guide to a list (with live links and descriptions) of awesome SCIENCE SITES:
TCAP Prep: (everyone's favorite!) SPIs and number of questions per SPI on CRT. Items by reporting category.
Next Generation Science Standards are being reviewed by the State at this time.
For more info go to ACHIEVE at http://www.nextgenscience.org
Standards and Vocabulary/STEM Education
Kindergarten 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 went into effect fully '09-'10 school year. HOW MANY TCAP TEST QUESTIONS ARE ON THAT TESTING CATEGORY? http://www.state.tn.us/education/assessment/doc/2011_PreECut_RptCat.pdf
Very good portaportal activities matched up with grade level science standards...
http://guest.portaportal.com/sullivank12science-4 -power standards res.
http://guest.portaportal.com/sullivank12science-5 - power stands. resources
INQUIRY STRATEGIES ARTICLE http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/inquiry/planb.html
STEM RESOURCES PAGE WITH CURRICULUM LINKS
STEM hub http://www.ucrsi.org/
Grade level Resources
SEARCH for grade level and content specific areas of TEACHING MATERIALS for SCIENCE
Search NASA here (not just space) http://search.nasa.gov/search/edFilterSearch.jsp?empty=true
Tech and MTSU have NASA centers with free resources.
Science resources for 2nd grade http://mrsgebauer.com/science.html
For K-5 standards with activities click left Debbie Allen's site: K-5 resources. More K-5 Science http://sailanclote.pasco.k12.fl.us/Science/Gr_K.html
State of TENNESSEE Academic Vocabulary:
http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/vocab/ Science is near the end of the document.
Make your own games with this State-sponsored initiative
If you have teaching songs, please send me an e-mail! Thanks to Jana Hendrix for these Rocks, Biotic and Abiotic Factors and Order of Operations original songs! Ms. Hendrix's Science Songs Teacher Tube songs: Cell Rap http://www.teachertube.com/music.php?music_id=243&title=Cells_song_by_Mr__Duey
Using journals in science: Scientist Notebooking
Instead of a worksheet turn it into a fun manipulative with Foldables ! Ex. Cause/EffectEarth Materials
Dinah Zikes' books for elementary and middle/high school in science, math, and other subjects are available at the Teacher Center.
Making books... http://stamphenge.wordpress.com/minibooks/
Teaching with Science Kits: Hands-on Science Kits
Teaching with Science Kits- Include new embedded inquiry and technology & engineering standards easily: STC by Carolina Biological & FOSS (including interactive games and resources page) by Delta. For kit inventory lists, see http://lhsfoss.org/fossweb/teachers/materials/inventorylist.html
FOSS/Delta SCIENCE KITS are available for check-out .
Kit correlations to state science standards http://www.delta-education.com/science/foss/correlations/Tennessee.pdf
Two modules were ordered for Kindergarten, and three modules (LIFE, PHYSICAL, and EARTH science) were ordered for grade levels 1-6. Checked out items are highlighted.
Modules still available for check-out include... (being re-named for new standards)
Kindergarten: 1.Fabric 2. Animals 2x2
First Grade: 1. New Plants kits a & b 2. Solids & Liquids 3.Air & Weather
Second Grade: 1.Insects 2.Balance and Motion 3. Pebbles, Sand & Silt
Third Grade: 1. Structures of Life 2.Physics of Sound 3. Earth Materials
Fourth Grade: 1. Human Body 2. Magnetism & Electricity 3. Water
Fifth Grade: 1. Evnironments 2. Mixtures & Solutions 3.Landforms
Sixth Grade: 1. Food & Nutrition 2.Solar Energy
Eighth Grade: Levers & Pulleys (lessons meeting 4th grade spi s included)
Modules usually take 6-8 weeks to teach. You may pull lessons from the kit to teach a standard in your grade level with a hands-on activity, and check out the kit for much less time, and it may be a kit not labeled with your grade level. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A KIT THAT IS CURRENTLY CHECKED OUT, PLEASE E-MAIL ME, AND I WILL HOLD IT FOR YOU!
Check out the FOSS link above or watch the teacher preparation videos http://lhsfoss.org/fossweb/schools/teachervideos/index.html to see if you may be interested.Interactive on-line activities may be used at fossweb.com.
MANY standards are covered regardless of the kits' titles! They boost math scores and encourage reading.
NASA Space Place Sept./Oct. '09 Newsletter/Activity Guide Space Place
Making a sundial with your students ---http://media.wiley.com/product_data/excerpt/55/04713562/0471356255.pdf
NASA resources for for teachers-- http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html
NASA space place experiments newsletter for Teachers http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/en/educators/
International Space Station http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html
Teaching Moon Phases
Naval Observatory has a moon movie and current phase tracker. http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/astronomical-applications/astronomical-information-center/phases-percent-moon
Moon Phase Trek (6th grade lesson)
Moon Munching (3-5th grade lesson with foldables & Nilla wafers)
Moon Phases sheet for your foldables
Virtual Pond http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/index.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/ponddip/index.html Explore Pond Water
Earth Science Week http://www.earthsciweek.org/
Weather Station Observation Sheets (grades 4-up) http://www.state.nj.us/dep/seeds/wssym.htm
RESEARCH AND RESOURCES for SCIENCE
The YUCKIEST site on the Internet http://yucky.discovery.com/flash/
Students love looking up facts http://www.factmonster.com/ !
For great photos, use the National Science Digital Library: Online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics http://nsdl.org/
National Geographic for kids! http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
TN Electronic Learning Center
http://www.tnelc.org/ - the TN Dept. of Education’s newest technological initiative providing information, scientifically based research, links, and student learning podcasts. Resources include materials and strategies for all grade levels and subject areas. For ELC you will need to have iTunes downloaded to your computer.
Resources currently available include:
The Governor’s Study Partner Program offers podcasts on study skills and Language Arts. At this time all podcasts were created for grades 2-8 and are aligned to the revised standards. There are also worksheets available aligned to each podcast.
Math podcasts will be available this month.
· Resources and Professional Development highlights current topics with videos on school Wide Positive Behavior Support, Academic Decathlon, the Report Card, MEASURE Counselor Training, Reading First (Three Tier Reading Model), Block Scheduling, Project CENTS, Differentiated Instruction, We the People…
· Curriculum Links Each consultant has a page on the ELC which has content standards, recent information, upcoming events and additional resource links.