this Daily Classroom Special:
Science to Go provides easy yet meaningful
science activities for grades k-8. Science to Go was written
by Barbara Smith, Magnet Coordinator at Harvard Elementary, Houston
(TX) and former Teachers Network web mentor.
Large fruit or vegetable, measuring tape, scales, paper and pencil,
Bring a large fruit or vegetable to class (I love to do this in
October when pumpkins are cheap and easily available!) Have students
weigh common objects around the classroom, and measure their girth
Then let them make estimations of the girth and weight of the
fruit or vegetable. If it is a fruit, let them make estimations
about number of seeds and construct a number line to record their
estimations and the actual results. Measure the fruit/vegetable,
and make comparisons to their estimates. Compare the weight, girth
and length to other objects.
Safety consideration: determine type of cutting tool and
whether you or the students will open the fruit/vegetable.)
Website Picks for Science
Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Data and statistics on diseases, current topics and announcements.
*Warning: has info about STD's. May need to supervise access
by younger students.