Thursday, April 9, 2020

Science Lessons at Home

While teaching remotely, it is important to find activities that will keep your students engaged. Hands-on activities and activities that involve movement are helpful. Visual lessons are also engaging.

Getting outside in the yard has a lot of science opportunities.
·      Look for things growing and keep a daily journal about growth.
·      Keep a record of the air temperature at the same time every day. Make a graph of the temperatures for one month.
·      Dig in the dirt and see what insects you find. Record the different things you find.

Having guest lectures by others is a great way to learn something.

·      Winter Adaptations at Yellowstone – “While the park is closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, our education rangers are bringing the wonders of Yellowstone to teachers, students, parents, and lifelong learners virtually. Join Rangers Kate and Zach live as we explore the winter adaptations of Yellowstone’s wildlife!”

Live cams are a great resource. Students can watch animals and write about their observations. They can make up a story about the animal. They can research about the animal.

When planning science lessons, hands-on experiments are always the best but we need to make sure that if we ask students to do something they need to be supervised and have the materials available.

What other science activities would you recommend? Please share.

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