This website is an interactive picture tour of the American Revolution. Throughout this website there are virtual tours of events that happened throughout the American Revolutionary War. Some of the tours include major events such as the Boston Tea Party and the Boston massacre, while others focus on individual people that play a role during the war. Teachers can use this website as a tool to provide background information for students. An activity that this website would be good for is a virtual scavenger hunt. This website is perfect for fourth and fifth graders and will get them excited about the Revolutionary War.
I found this interesting project for global warming and climate change on TeachersPayTeachers, which is a resource that I love because it benefits teachers. The project would be completed over time. It asks students questions such as “what is a gulf stream” and has them identify what happened in specific events that tie in with climate change. The last question allows them to explain what they learned by asking them what they could do to help stop or be apart of the help to eventually end global warming. Click here for the link!
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has a website dedicated to teaching kids about different aspects of climate. They have fun activities such as making an Ocean Ecosystem. They also have photo galleries of different plants and animals, air, and oceans, to name a few. The website also contains videos for students to watch as well as different online games for them to play. The website would be a fun source for the students to look at after finishing the work for their daily lesson or something interesting for them to look at home. Click here to be directed to the website!
I found a list of 19 ideas and resources for a unit on force and motion. A majority of the activities are more appropriate to be taught as an intro or mini lesson for the day (unless you are teaching a younger grade, than this would take a longer time to explain). I would demonstrate the activity and explain what the different parts of the fun activity represent. Click here to find the 19 ideas and resources that you can bring into your own classroom!
As a current student and a future educator, I have found that not only do students sometimes struggle with figuring out what the main idea is and what their author wants them to take away from their writing. I found this main idea set that has 5 activities for science and social students and also contains many tools such as posters for the teacher to use to explain the concept of man idea. This teacher on TeachersPayTeachers has sets that cover multiple topics within science and social studies, which I enjoy. Click here for the link.