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Art, Science and Writing: Nature's Treasure Chest

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While taking a walk around their school, neighborhood, park, or nature trail, students (suggested ages 3-8) will be challenged to create a map of the 'nature treasures' they discover. Students will make thumbnail sketches and brief descriptive notes of what they observe. This activity is adapted from "Nature's Treasure Map" (page 34) found in "Opening the World Through Nature Journaling" a curriculum by Jack Laws, that integrates science, art and writing for grade 4-8 classroom.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Admin

Explore Leonardo's Studio

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The site is a colorful and interactive imaginary recreation of Leonardo da Vinci's studio. Users can click on 12 items for more information. Produced by BBCi/Open University, this site is part of a large collection of materials on da Vinci.

Material Type: Simulation

Five Pointed Star Origami

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Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding, originally from China and now practiced all over the world. In this activity, create an origami star. Introduce children to both geometry and analytical skills in a creative way.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Game

Unexpected Answers

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Four activities in this lesson give examples of probability problems with unexpected answers. The goal of the lesson is to demonstrate that people should be careful when using probability, and that some games that seem fair are not. The discussion helps users to draw conclusions from the activities.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Data Set, Game, Interactive, Lecture Notes, Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Shodor

National Archives Experience: Digital Vaults

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The "National Archives Experience: Digital Vaults" is a site that features digital items (mostly created or associated with the federal government) from the National Archives' extensive collection relating to United States history. The site provides interactive exercises and a tool to create posters, as well as slideshows with audio, captions, and multiple images.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Venn Diagram Shape Sorter

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Students can choose a rule to sort shapes, and can choose whether to have one circle, two distinct circles, or an overlapping Venn diagram. Kindergarten students would need help with the reading on this page. From the Shodor Education Foundation.

Kids Video: Video Production for Students

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Kids' Vid is an instructional web site that gives teachers and students the tools necessary to implement video production in the classroom. Kids? Vid is part of A free service for teachers in public and non-profit schools, grades k-12, with sole funding provided by ALTEC at the University of Kansas.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Technology Through Time

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Over the centuries our collective knowledge about the Sun and its direct connection to our planet has continued to grow. Visit this Website for new essays, and related images, each month related to the theme of how humans use technology (past, present, and future) to understand the Sun and the Universe beyond.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Lesson Plan, Reading