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Third Grade VA SOL 2.1 3.1 Investigating Scientists Powerpoint from kellybellys on TeachersNotebook.com - (7 pages) - This Powerpoint discusses scientists. It engages students to: - list types of scientists - Imagine a scientist (what does he/she wear, work, tools, etc) - What is a scientist? - Main idea that a scientist can be anyone - Scientists use power of observatio
I really like to get my students connecting what we are learning in class with the real world. This creates engagement and further answers the question I addressed prior of “Why are we learning this? We will never use it in real life”. One way that I do this is by getting them to review different types of news articles which relate directly to the curriculum. To that end I have created this free page which indexes recent news articles which I have used in my classroom.