Thursday, April 25, 2013

National Lampoons Chrismas Vacation- Electricity

I was surprised how many students had never seen this movie. You could connect a number of different vocabulary to this video; circuit breaker, short circuit, series and parallel circuits.
Daily Question: What happened?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Kids exploring cold seeps

I thought I would try this out on my kids! 

JASON project

So today was the best experience ever!! We got to go to a Nautilus live training. They demonstrated 8 lessons we can do with our student to integrate Nautilus Live in our class. Look for links under my favorites. I plan on using what I learned today in my class tomorrow!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Web of Life Game

Web of Life Game

String and cards to show relationships between animals withing an Ecosytem.

What's the Difference between Weather and Climate?

What's the Difference between Weather and Climate?

What a cool (pun intended) lesson plan on the difference between weather and climate! It even involves chocolate!

Hot Wheels Real life 2012 X Games

Inertia anyone? Friction? Gravity? There are several opportunities to work this one in.

Daily Question: Did you play with hotwheels when you were little? Or now? How does this work?


Well, I don't teach the seasons in Physical Science but since I do have to review 6th grade science for our SOL, I couldn't resist this video. I found this on Pintrest. If you aren't pinning yet, you don't know what you are missing!

Daily question: What causes the seasons to occur here on Earth? What is your favorite season and why?

Dark Lightning (Electromagnetic Spectrum)

Dark Lightning! How cool is this. Be prepared for some serious conversations about radiation exposure.
I first thought this would go along with lightning and electricity, but I think it fits better in my Electromagnetic Spectrum unit. Nice clip of the Hulk doing his thing.

Daily question- Why is the Hulk big, green and mean?

Super slow motion lightning

Slow motion lightning! This is awesome. I am going to use this as an introduction to electricity this week.

Daily Question: Why does lightning occur? Draw a picture of the positive and negative charges.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

David Blaine and Giant Tesla Coil

The students really enjoyed this video. I was surprised to see how many of them didn't see this when he originally did it.
Daily Question: What is going on here? Why doesn't he get electrocuted?