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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Historical Perspective
Hieroglyphics
Melting Ice
The Medal Winners
Puppets
Cinderella, Cinderella
Situational Conversations
Bean Bag Throw-and-Catch
Sand Separation
Thanksgiving Dinner
Washer Weights
Scariest Jack-O-Lantern Contest
If the Earth Were Flat
Oil Pastel Fruit
Paint by Title
Where Is This?
Line Symmetry
Object Observation
How Much is 2000, Anyway?
Write the Words
Sponge Observation
Grateful for Acrostic
Sand Painting
Food For Thought
Inch By Inch Map
The Real Reason
Cinco de Mayo Lookup
Student Editorial
Potato Latkes
Compare the Cookies
If You Could Be An Animal
Unscramble the Words
Non-fiction Poetry
Persuasive Essay About "Millennium"
M&M Fractions
Sequences
Animal Alphabetizing
Area and Perimeter of Olympic Rings
Twelves
Political Debate about Celebration of Columbus Day
The Scariest Thing
What Adds Up to 10?
Historical Trivia
Combinations
Limericks
Hackey Sack
Building Our Community
Giant Kiss
Bottle Flutes
Journal Topic: Space Exploration