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Ari Mosquera (The Science Penguin)
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Erosion Experiment
Oh my!  I hadn't been to visit the 4th grade class I volunteer with in about a month.  I had a lot of travel and then Thanksgiving and just couldn't pull it off.  I finally got back up there yesterday and today to do an experiment to test effects of erosion...

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Natural Resources Science Notebook Photos
I'm continuing with the  New Notebook Blog Series  to help make you make your notebooks as great as possible!  It's been a little while since I posted...sorry about that.  This post is about natural resources and alternative energy. Output  Note: I don't sh...

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Oceans: Teaching Science Thematically in the Upper Grades
I recently posted about sequencing and planning science for the year.  One thing I started thinking about was thematic units.  I know not everyone has this option, as some teachers have a strict pacing guide, but I think it's a fantastic way to teach. I cre...

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Science Solutions: Sequencing Guide
One of the most common questions I receive: In what order do I teach these science concepts? Thematic Teaching I love combining standards as much as possible.  However, with a pacing guide and state testing in 5th (not to mention retests until the end of th...

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CAST 2014 with The Science Penguin
Hi everyone!  It's almost time for CAST!  This is my favorite conference of the year since it's in my home state of Texas.  Here's some info you may need if you are attending this year. Getting Active with Interactive Notebooks Below is a screenshot from  h...

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Life Science Anchor Charts
It's been a while since I posted some anchor charts , but I have been organizing my anchor chart posts and wanted to make a post just for life science. Photosynthesis We study how photosynthesis occurs on a larger scale. Ecosystems Ecosystems are made up of...

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My Favorite Resource I've Ever Made: Christmas Labs
I'm not exaggerating here... this is my favorite resource EVER!  Christmas Science Labs has all of my favorite things! Why am I so wild about it?  It includes several differentiated experiments so it will work with many grade levels. It reinforces measureme...

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Energy Interactive Science Notebook Photos
I'm continuing with the  New Notebook Blog Series  to help make you make your notebooks as great as possible!  This post is about forms of energy, sound, light, electricity, thermal energy, light, reflection and refraction, and circuits. Output Note: I don'...
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