Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Current Happenings in Science

  1. Obtain recent copies of science magazines/articles. A few good ones include Scientific American, Science, and National Geographic.
  2. Have students read an article they find interesting, report and comment on it. At the Science center, have a bulletin board prepared for students to place the article along with their review next to it.
  3. You may also want to have them create a visual representation of one or more of the scientific facts explained in the article to place on the board next to their review.
  4. When everone has gone to this center, share the reviews with the class so everyone can learn about what's new in science today.

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Discover Pi
Totem Pole
Depict an Event
Division with Models
Limericks
Journal Topic: Space Exploration
Ten Black Dots
Pumpkin Puffs
Oil Pastel Fruit
Height of a Tree
M&M Fractions
Object Observation
Time Capsule Diorama
Trefoil Observation
The Color Mix-Up
Paint by Title
Who Is That?
Aluminum Boat Contest
Corn on the Cob
Valentine Placemats
U.S. Percentages
Scariest Jack-O-Lantern Contest
West African Tale
Mini-Parade
The Wall
Non-fiction Poetry
Macaroni Names
The Real Reason
Presidential Fractions
Balloon Rocket
Personal vs. Country Pride
Twelves
Survey Says
Surf the World
What Do You Picture
Still Life
Grateful for Acrostic
Olympic Rings
Sleepy Hollow
Sand Separation
Always Say Never Sometimes
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!
Tri-Angles
Egg Weight
Discovering the Area of Triangles
Thanksgiving Quilt
New Year’s Resolutions
Current Happenings in Science
Popping Popcorn
Picture Poems