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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Oil Pastel Fruit
Discover Pi
Create an Instrument
Persuasive Essay About "Millennium"
Columbus Acrostic
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Compare Hair
Pumpkin Measurements
Unifix Animals
Personal vs. Country Pride
How fast Can You Run?
What’s the Stamp Worth?
Spinner Probability
Toothpick Sculptures
Letter to an Author
Pumpkin Volumes
Combinations
Historical Perspective
Millennium Mural
Krypto
Rebus Stories
Monster Math
Object Observation
Biographical Data Organization
Chalk Drawings
What’s Your Valentine Worth?
If I Were President...
Create a Collage
Travel Brochure
Take for Granted
The Pumpkin
The Heart of the Matter
Height of a Tree
Bumper Stickers
Irish Mobiles
Scattergories
National Olympic Trends
Length of Foot vs. Height
Olympic Rings
How Much Does Your Name Weigh?
Love Songs
Block Volume
Sponge Observation
Time Capsule Diorama
Famous Places Wall
The Color Mix-Up
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!
Matching Animals To Their Names