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Hands-on Science

Take a look at our favorite resources on hands-on science, collected and reviewed by CIRCLE.

Circle October 11, 2017

Take a look at our favorite resources on hands-on science, collected and reviewed by CIRCLE. Experienced Adventist educators sift the ever expanding array of online resources for those of best value for Adventist teachers, administrators and support staff, curating lists for quick and easy use by busy educators anywhere, anytime.

Focusing on Science Experiments
Experiments that are inexpensive, effective and easy to do, shared by the NAD Science Curriculum Guide 9-12 Committee members.

Mad Scientist Lab
Free science projects and experiments for all ages. Site includes laboratory resources, book reviews, science links, lab news, questions and answers, glossary, an interactive table of elements, and experiments.

Exploring Planets in the Classroom

More than 25 hands-on science activities are provided in classroom-ready pages for both teachers and students for exploring Earth, the planets, geology, and space sciences.

Lego Education
Well thought-out, hands-on activities motivate students and create a fertile environment for learning, LEGO Education (LE) combines the motivational advantages of LEGO Education sets with award-winning software and standards-based activity packs that integrate math, science, and technology into engaging hands-on classroom projects.

Leonardo DaVinci Homepage
Interactive website for students dealing with the life and works of Leonardo DaVinci. There are content pages, interactive elements, and hands-on activities. Lesson plans invite students to explore DaVinci’s world and creations and then try some of their own. Very engaging lessons.

All About Birds
From beaks to feathers, bird songs to behaviors, God has given us wonderful creatures to learn from. There is a combination of narrative, worksheets and hands-on activities.

This unit opens to students the wonders of the third day of creation with a host of hands on activities.

BirdSleuth – Most Wanted Birds
Open your students’ eyes to the birds all around them! The Most Wanted Birds kit includes full-color focus cards, interactive computer-based bird ID quizzes, posters, and hands-on activities

The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception. The site includes instructions for over 500 simple experiments, hands on activities, a variety of online exhibits, podcasts, etc.

ZOOM Science Activities
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) website has many simple science activities for kids. Each activity includes instructions and an explanation of what is happening.

Take a Micro-Hike
The objective of a micro hike is not distance or mileage, but encouraging students to use their observation skills by getting down in the dirt and taking inventory of their environment. Included in the article are several books to take along, as well as many questions to ask students.

Kids Gardening
Information and ideas on incorporating learning and gardening, from preschool age through elementary school. Teacher and parent links on subjects ranging from literature connections, grants, gardening in school, wildlife, seasons, weather, and much more.

Dreaming of Being Outside
This article describes how to integrate the schoolyard habitat into your classroom, and curriculum.

Creating a Butterfly Garden at Your School
Practical tips on how to create a butterfly garden in a schoolyard habitat, and how to obtain, care for and feed butterflies. A list of online and published resources is included at the end.

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