Science

The Power of Integrating Technology into Test Prep

The Power of Integrating Technology into Test Prep

Integrating technology into test prep is changing how upper elementary teachers approach end of grade test preparation. By using interactive tools and resources, this approach addresses different learning styles and transforms the test prep experience into something...

Engage Your Upper Elementary Students with a Biome Project

Engage Your Upper Elementary Students with a Biome Project

Diving into the diverse and vibrant world of biomes offers an extraordinary opportunity for upper elementary students to connect with the natural world. Biome projects provide a dynamic way for students to explore the ecosystems that make up our planet. Far from being...

10 Websites for a Constellation Research Project

10 Websites for a Constellation Research Project

In upper elementary, integrating hands-on projects with in-depth research enriches the learning experience and paves the way for a deeper understanding and appreciation of a topic. I’m excited to share a curated list of resources and creative ideas for conducting a...

How to Review and Reinforce Key Concepts After Winter Break

How to Review and Reinforce Key Concepts After Winter Break

Returning from winter break has a different vibe when students fill into your classroom. Amid this happy reunion, teachers are aware of the challenge ahead: reigniting the learning spark and reviewing key concepts that had faded into the background during the break....

Creative Board Game Project for Upper Elementary Students

Creative Board Game Project for Upper Elementary Students

Are you looking for an engaging and educational activity to spice up your upper elementary classroom? Look no further than a board game project! This hands-on project is not only a fun way to reinforce important concepts, but also a fantastic tool for keeping your...

20 Biome Research Websites for Students

20 Biome Research Websites for Students

Give your students a head start on their collaborative science projects with these student-friendly biome research websites! Biome Research Projects As a culminating project for my students, I had them collaboratively research a biome and create a Google Slides...

3 Super Easy Ways to Make Heat Transfer Fun

3 Super Easy Ways to Make Heat Transfer Fun

Heat transfer is a fairly simple topic to teach in science. There aren't many vocabulary words to learn and the content isn't complicated. It generally only took me a week to finish this unit, but that didn't mean that it would be any less engaging! These 3 activities...

Google Classroom Tutorial for Teachers Using TpT Resources

Google Classroom Tutorial for Teachers Using TpT Resources

Does your school or district have access to Google Classroom or Google Docs for your students? If so, there's a whole world of possibilities of things you can do to get your students online and interacting with the curriculum! This easy-to-follow Google Classroom...

5 Free Quiz Websites for Upper Elementary Students

5 Free Quiz Websites for Upper Elementary Students

I love using technology in the classroom. There are so many amazing educational resources out there! That's why I'm sharing my favorites with you today. Check out these 5 free quiz websites! Here are 5 of my favorite quiz websites that are free to use. 1. Kahoot...

The Best Way to Review for End of the Year Science Testing

The Best Way to Review for End of the Year Science Testing

My 4th grade students created their own science board games to review for end-of-level testing. They had a blast, and the games turned out great! See how my students used their creativity to create games that helped review for the big test. When I introduced this...