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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Journal Topic: Space Exploration
"Thanksgiving" Poem
String Art
Columbus Acrostic
Halloween Alphabetizing
Columbus Portraits
Bottle Flutes
Haikon Mosaics
Fact and Opinion
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What Happens to the Paper?
Sort the States of Matter
Trefoil Observation
What Comes First?
Cinco de Mayo Lookup
Irish Stained Glass Scene
Money from Around the World
Early Division
Celsius versus Fahrenheit
Sponge Observation
Political Debate about Celebration of Columbus Day
Inclined to Slide
Cultural Comparison
Hand Sculpture
Anthropomorphism
Back to Back
Dancin’ Raisins
Take for Granted
Paint by Title
Discover Pi
The Color Mix-Up
Moon Months
Leaf Estimation
Hieroglyphics
Still Life
Sand Painting
Melting Ice
American Anthems
Turkey Math
Exaggeration In Stories
Record a Story
Macaroni Names
Always Say Never Sometimes
Student Editorial
Where Is This?
"A Busy Year" Reading
The Mayflower Voyage
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