Monday, 13 August 2012

Journey North - Migration, Seasons, Mapping...WOW!

I've long been a fan of Annenberg Learner, for many reasons that I'll share over time. While looking for something great to share with those of you who teach science, I found a truly AMAZING resource that you will love, whether you teach elementary or secondary students.

The fall journey is, of course, South, and you can follow hummingbirds, monarch butterflies, and other species as school begins. There's a ton of background information, a plethora (I love that word) of teacher resources such as teaching strategies and standards correlations, and SO MUCH MORE! You can

Use Google maps to follow migration.
 Let your students watch a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis. 
Use fantastic graphics to study the daily sun cycle or the yearly one. 
Explore time.

Instead of teaching the "steps of the scientific method," you can download a FREE app that will allow your students to be scientists, tracking the migration of one of the featured migratory animals!

Go. Click on everything that interests you...and that would capture your kiddos' imaginations and make your science class their best ever!

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