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Here's a model of the 3-2-1 Nonfiction Reading Strategy Graphic Organizer. It was 1st modeled by the T on how to complete it, then the kids completed one at a station. Being able to read informational texts effectively is a fundamental quality of successful readers. After reading nonfiction books or articles, this graphic organizer helps st. summarize what they have learned.

A volcano in a mug. Neat idea to show kids how they work. Much more accurate than the old baking soda/vinegar idea.

Earth Science Unit.....A great visual to explain plate tectonics and the formation of volcanoes and mountains. So many other engaging (and easy to replicate) Earth science activities on her site!

Science News for young people.. of all ages.. great support articles

Moon sand- Just 8 cups of flour and 1 cup of baby oil, really soft and easy to clean up. Need to add this to sensory table.

Looks good for showing water moving through plants

Walking on Eggs - the strength of eggs. How to do it at home. Easy Kitchen Science

Cool science experiment for kids! Dissolve egg shell off with vinegar and it will become a "naked egg" that can bounce... how fun!

Bill Nye Science Demos - quick and fun.

Absorbing Science

Exploding bags with baking soda and vinegar-science lesson.

The Leak-Proof Bag - great scientific method experiment

Great activity during a weather unit. 2 liter soda bottle cut in half. Put about an inch and a half of warm water (w blue food coloring) in the bottom. Invert the top of the bottle with the lid on and fill with ice. Watch the water condensate and watch it "rain"

Forecast weather w/o gadgets

Picture is by Pat Kavanagh - I'm posting this in honor of my son who is OBSESSED with tornadoes.

6 projects using plastic bottles or jugs

pressure points for headaches...good to know them all

The largest solar storm in five years sent a huge wave of radiation into earth's atmosphere creating a brilliant show of the aurora australis near Yellowknife

The aurora australis lights up the sky over Australia after a new sunspot group blasted Earth's magnetosphere this week