This video is a great introduction to using a microscope and explains the importance of using a microscope, such as in the medical field to discover diseases through the cells that are looked at. It is a 3 minute 44 second video that introduces the parts of a light microscope, while providing information on why one should use a microscope and how to use certain parts. It explains the significance of low resolution and high resolution, as well as the magnification. It shows the different lenses and provides a magnification formula for students to know the total magnification of the object. This video is good to show students after exploring the microscope on their own and then introducing how microscopes can be used in science to view cells that normally cannot be seen without magnification.
Ducksters is a great kid friendly resource for kids. This site is great for elementary kids, especially 4th and 5th grade. This link breaks down the American Revolution on a timeline. It has all the events that happened during and after the war. The wording is very kid friendly. When you open the link it also allows you to click on the specific events on the timeline if you would like to research them further. The students at Millstone River school use this when they need to do some research about a topic. The link for Ducksters is provided below.
The National Park System not only offers teachers with resources to help with planning, but it offers additional links to other websites that also discuss the Revolutionary War, as well as, an easy to follow timeline. In addition, it offers students with information on primary and secondary sources as well. This site is a great source for teachers to use while lesson planning, as it gives necessary background knowledge, additional links to sources, and activities that could be incorporated.