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In our unit about plants, this pumpkin investigation could be utilized to teach students how to look at different types of plants. They would describe the outside, count how many lines there are, describe the inside, and count how many seeds there are. It would be a fun way to get students involved in plant observations.

Around the Kampfirefrom Around the Kampfire

Poetry and Painting and Butterflies, Oh My!

Pollination power! A fun activity using juice boxes and Cheetos to demonstrate how insects help to pollinate flowers.

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Hands On Science: Phases of the Moon Activities for Kids

Moon Phases

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Food Safety Week 2011- What goes on behind closed doors?

Clean vs. dirty hands bread experiment - demonstrates the importance of proper hand washing

Water Cycle Foldable. need to use with 4th grade...notice how the book physically represents the water cycle...not just a worksheet

Experience real science with a hands-on project you can do at home. Here is a project you can help your kids create. It is educational and fun at the same time.

Layers of soill. Bedrock- mini marshmallows. Subsoil- cheerios (whole and crumbled) Topsoil- cocoa krispies mixed with mini m&m's for Humus. Topped with a gummy worm

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Pictures of the day: 5 August 2011

experiment with sugar and water to see what colors ants prefer - and look at their bellies. You can see what color of sugar water they are drinking.