Precipitation Patterns

Introduce precipitation patterns for the states of Washington, Oregon, or California.

Color a worksheet or a bookmark and add notes or print a color worksheet or bookmark and add notes.

Compare the precipitation patterns in the 50 US States

Use resources to introduce the precipitation patterns for North and South America including creating a simple flip book.

Use additional resources in this post to enrich your science unit.

Online Resource: Quick Freeze Boiling Water

Winter brings very cold weather to many of us. I found videos online that demonstrate a variety of people tossing boiling water into sub freezing air. Amazing crystals form in beautiful collections.

Children can be fascinated watching videos and then language and cooperation skills can be strengthened with a followup discussion of what was observed.

Here are a few resources I’d like to share with you.

Poetry About Weather

Poetry can connect science and language arts. Consider these when you are planning your weather unit.

Do you need free clip art for decorating your classroom or messages you’re planning to send home?

I found black and white clip art at Pixabay that might be just what you need! If you can print in color, they also have winter vector graphics – lots of snowpeople and penguins!

Winter Coloring Pages, Mazes, and More

Here’s a wonderful collection of winter themed coloring pages, crafts, and puzzles to give to your students in class, share with families, or include in your sub folder.

Scrambles, puzzles, and mazes have several levels of difficulty so you can pick the ones that best fit your students.

Use these resources to challenge interested students to create more puzzles for classmates.

Quick Science: Bernoulli’s Principle #3

Another fun demonstration to add to a science unit, use for a science night, or show students just for fun. No prep time or materials? Use the videos at the end of this post to prompt a conversation about science! Depending on the age of your students this could be demonstrated by a small team of capable students. All you need is two balloons of the same size, about a meter of string, and a drinking straw. The materials are so common students will be able to repeat the activity at home.  🙂     Inflate two balloons to the same size. Tie …

Resources for Snowflakes

Learning about snowflakes is an easy way to integrate math, science, and art. It’s been snowing where I live so I decided to publish a new product for TPT: Simply Science, Resources for Teaching about Snowflakes. To thank you for following my blog, I’m sending you the link to the web page that was created just for this product. You’ll find online sites that let kids cut out their own snowflakes and then they can save, email, or download their snowflakes for printing. No scraps of leftover paper! Also, there’s information about the science of snowflakes and suggestions for making large paper …

Vocabulary Cards Make Learning New Terms Easier!

While teaching a university class, my teacher participants asked me about strategies for learning new science vocabulary. What resources could be used to help students learn key words for a new science topic? I created a set of cards for a variety of topics that have an image, a simple definition in English, and the term in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Russian. You can choose from: astronomy, birds, wild cats, frogs, geology, insects, motion, weather, and whales. Consider these other resources: Increasing vocabulary is an accomplishment. Celebrate mastery of every word!– Marilee Sprenger in Education Week Teacher Rigorous and meaningful vocabulary activities can …

Do you need a few free seek-a-word puzzles?

A fun way to help students learn how to spell science terms is with seek-a-word puzzles. To get you started, try these FREE WORD PUZZLES from my Simply Science store, including: five senses people make sounds animals make sounds weather volcanoes layers of the Earth butterflies cells bones muscles circulatory system   I’m still adding seek-a-word puzzles so check back often to see what’s new in my store. Let me know if you have a topic (and a list of terms) that you want me to add to the Simply Science store. To create your own puzzles, visit Discovery Education where you’ll find an easy puzzle maker. …