Science

Spring into Science!

In less than a month, education professionals from all over the world will travel to Boston for CEC’s 2017 Convention and Expo. So this week’s FREE tool involves the story of a pair of mallards who raise their ducklings in the city of Boston! The story is part of a K–3 science lesson about life cycles and habitats that you ...

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Let it Snow

It’s that time of year when we can expect to see some of that cold and icy stuff blanketing school bus stops and playgrounds. What better way to keep kids focused on school work during snowy school days than to plan lessons about snow? That’s why this week’s FREE tool is a complete science lesson plan about snow, using the ...

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U-STARS~PLUS: Science & Literature Connections

Got a spring in your step? Spring flowers and welcome sunshine make this a great time of year to take a “listening walk.” That’s why this week’s FREE tool is a science lesson plan for teaching the fiction book, The Listening Walk. The lesson uses this story to teach K-3 science concepts around organisms and their environments as well as ...

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Lesson Plans: Simple Machines & Motion

This week’s FREE tool is a back-to-school bonanza of information to get you and your students moving in the new school year. We’ve combined two complimentary science lesson plans about simple machines and motion. One of the plans introduces these topics through a work of fiction, and the other introduces the same topics through a work of nonfiction. Both lessons ...

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Exploring Science: Come On, Rain!

A couple of weeks ago the Tool of the Week was a science content lesson plan about the rain cycle. The lesson plan came from the most recent publication in our U-STARS~PLUS series, Science & Nonfiction Connections. U-STARS publications provide teachers with lesson plans and strategies for presenting science content – with enrichment activities and “thinking questions” that benefit all ...

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Exploring Science: Down Comes the Rain

This week’s tool of the week, “Down Comes the Rain,” is a lesson plan built around the book Down Comes the Rain, and will help students learn about the water cycle and how all living things depend on water. This tool comes from U-STARS ~PLUS Science & Nonfiction Connections, which includes over 30 lesson plans aligned with both Common Core and Next Generation Science ...

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