Vocabulary Study: this simple one page vocabulary study is a great addition to any literature, math, social studies or science unit. It includes a space for the word, definition, sentence, part of speech, synonym and an illustration.
Cell Bingo: This is a bingo game that I created for my middle school science students to review key vocabulary from our cell parts unit. Students fill their card with any words from the list and I call out the definition. If they know the definition and have the word on their card, they mark it.
from Sassafras Science | A Living Books Science Curriculum
How to use living books with middle school students
This is such a great info-graphic, and perfect to go along with the ideas I advocate for homeschooling! We already use something similar in our home, but these ideas take it even farther--I'm going to tweak my methods now.
TEK 5.6C (RS) Demonstrate that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object or travels through one medium to another and demonstrate that light can be reflected such as the use of mirrors or other shiny surfaces and refracted such as the appearance of an object when observed through water
Some of the most popular shows on television revolve around scientists and investigators trying to hunt down criminals. Using forensic evidence, they assembled pieces of the puzzle until they uncover the bad guy. But how real are shows like CSI? This infographic gets to the bottom and separates fact from fiction.