April 19th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Protecting Our Planet by Discovery Education

Elementary School Resource

Protecting Our Planet by Discovery Education

In this activity, students will describe the environmental impact of humans, understand that pollution is harmful to all living things, and give examples of ways we can reduce, reuse, and recycle waste.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.2.ESS.1.1, S.3.LS.4.4, S.4.ESS.3.1, and more!

Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

April 12th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Read that Label! by PBS

Elementary School Resource

Read that Label! by PBS

This lesson teaches students to be health-conscious consumers and use product labels as a tool to improve their buying patterns and get the best buys for their dollar. This lesson is a simulation. Students will prepare and design a label for a new recipe that they want to market and get it approved by the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.HE.I.1, HPF.HE.I.1.1.D, HPF.FC.E.1.1.A, and more!

Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

April 5th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Bubble Burst by Teacher LED

Elementary School Resource

Bubble Burst by Teacher LED

Bubble Burst is a game designed to allow students to demonstrate that they can distinguish number groups. The resource presents ten bubbles bouncing around the screen. The first version of this IWB resource has 5 prime number bubbles and 5 non prime. The challenge is to burst all of the primes in as short a time as possible.

For younger students, the second version has the same concept but presents odd and even numbers. The student needs to burst all of the odd numbers.

The resource is primarily designed to be used with an interactive whiteboard and so may be a little trickier with a mouse.
As a side note reference can also be made to science lessons; the bubbles simulate the refraction of light. This is an effect that may impact slower computers.

Related NY State Academic Standards: 4.OA.4, 4.NBT.6, 6.NS.2, and more!

Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

March 29th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Heads in the Clouds by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

clouds

Elementary School Resource

Heads in the Clouds 

This learning experience is part of a unit on weather. As background knowledge, the students will have learned the answers to the following essential questions: What is weather?, Why is a thermometer useful and what information does it give?, and What are the steps in the water cycle?

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.3.ESS.2.3, MST2.E.IS.1.1, MST4.E.PS2.1

Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

March 22nd, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Writing Practice Book, Enchanted Learning

Elementary School Resource

Writing Practice Book, Enchanted Learning

This site provides printable books to help students practice writing the letters of the alphabet. Words for each letter of the alphabet are also included on the page. A cover page can be printed out. This is appropriate for grades K-2. It can be used by parents and teachers. Books on a variety of topics are available as well.

Related NY State Academic Standards: L.1.1.a, ELA1.E.SW2G, ELA1.E.SW2G.02.10 

Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

March 15th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Definition of an Angle by Math Open Reference

angle

Elementary School Resource

Definition of an Angle

This web page presents an angle that the user can adjust by dragging the end points of the line segments forming the angle. As the image changes, it shows the angle measure and a message that indicates which type of angle it is. The message and angle measures can be turned off to facilitate classroom discussion. This page also discusses basic, but necessary vocabulary used in describing angles.

Related NY State Academic Standards: 4.MD.5, MST3.4.G.8

Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

March 8th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Simple Machines

pulley

Elementary School Resource

Simple Machines

This site provides descriptions and visuals of simple machines such as pulleys, levers, and inclined planes. Links to additional information is provided. This site features resources that contain PowerPoints, interactive websites and quizzes. These can be used to begin a unit on this topic or as a review for students.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.3.PS.2.1, MST4.E.PS5.1

Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

February 22nd, 2021

Elementary School Resource: History Firsthand by Library of Congress

document

Elementary School Resource

History Firsthand by Library of Congress

This learning experience will combine three small units together to provide students with an understanding of primary source collection.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.SSP.3.1.7, SS.SSP.4.1.7, SS.SSP.5.1.2 and more!

Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

February 15th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: The First African American Regiment by NGA

soldiers

Elementary School Resource

The First African American Regiment by NGA

Students will be introduced to the first African American Regiment that fought in the Civil War through a memorial sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. They will compare and contrast the experiences of these soldiers through their portrayal in letters, films (the motion picture, Glory, and a documentary film), and poetry, before writing their own poem using the sculpture as their inspiration.

Related NY State Academic Standards: NAS.VA.Re7.2.7.a, NAS.VA.Cn11.1.7.a, ARTS.VA.I.3.1.C and more!

Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

February 8th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Underground Railroad Codes in Spirituals

harriet tubman

Elementary School Resource

Underground Railroad Codes in Spirituals

Students will listen to and sing several African-American spirituals and learn about the Underground Railroad on a website by National Geographic. They will use the internet to complete a web worksheet about code words and phrases in spirituals.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SL.4.4, SL.CCR.2, SL.CCR.5 and more!

Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!