Sunday, April 3, 2016

Spring Giveaway and Linky Party!

The Third Grade Zoo is having a Spring giveaway and linky party! 

Spring is one of my favourite times of the school year! I always try to find units that connect with outdoors to get my class exploring our local environment, and to get students learning outside while the weather is nice! My Worms and Composting Unit as well as my Plants Unit are perfect examples of units that connect to the outdoors. You can even get creative and get kids thinking outdoors with other traditionally indoors teaching topics. For example if you are teaching measurement this Spring, why not get students outdoors measuring the playground and nature items. My Measurement Magicians unit includes an outdoor scavenger hunt filled with outdoor items students need to find and measure. Teaching about the beach is also a perfect way to incorporate a field trip to the beach and for students to learn about beach creatures and the beach habitat. My teachers pay teachers store has a variety of units that would be perfect for getting students learning outdoors. 

I would like to invite other TPT teachers authors to link up their Spring related free and paid products to share with others and don't forget to enter to win the giveaway at the bottom of this post! 

In honour of Spring enter to win a $25 TPT gift card and a product of your choice from my TPT store. Bundles not included. You can enter by following The Third Grade Zoo on Teacher Pay Teachers, Facebook, or Pinterest. Or you can gain two entries by commenting on this blog post about your favourite subject or lesson to teach during the Spring months. Everyone is welcome to enter! 

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Friday, April 1, 2016

20 Science Experiments for Science Fairs

I was recently thinking about new science products that I could create for my TPT store and it got me thinking about how much fun science fairs are! Science fairs are a great way for students to explore a topic and create an inquiry project showing their findings, and science fairs are great because students can share their learning with others. These projects should be meaningful, hands- on, visual, and fun! 

Below are a list of 20 Potential science fair projects: 
1. How do you make a stethoscope?
2. How corrosiveness is coca cola? Is pepsi the same?
3. How does the digestive system works?
4. How would you clean up an oil spill?
5. How can you measure air pollution?
6. How do roller coasters work?
7. How do you create thunder and lightening? 
8. Why does mould grow on bread?
9. How can a human body be used as a battery?
10. How effective is garlic in killing bacteria?
11. Why does popcorn pop?
12. How do you build a robot?
13. Does a plant really need light to grow? Can you make a plant grow towards light?
14. How does the ocean protect itself naturally from pollution and trash?
15. What are germs and why is it important to wash your hands?
16. How do bubbles work? Can you freeze a bubble? How long can a bubble last?
17. How do penguins stay dry?
18. How is rain made?
19. How do parachutes work? 

20. Where are most of the germs in your house or school?